Home Depot Practices Reflect Change; American Family Association Suspends Three-Year Boycott
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 09, 2013, 03:44 PM EDT
Three years ago, when American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) called for a boycott of Home Depot because of the home improvement company’s support of homosexual activist groups, they knew they were taking on a huge task. After all, Home Depot is a huge company, but AFA also knew they had a lot of friends and supporters who would stand with them
Today, Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, made this statement:
“I'm glad to report to you that American Family Association is suspending the boycott of Home Depot. After monitoring the company for several months, AFA is satisfied that the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups and events. I truly believe this is a direct result of the involvement of our supporters. In fact, more than 750,000 people signed the ‘Boycott Home Depot Pledge’ and we commend those who took the time and made the effort to demonstrate that they disagree with the normalization of homosexuality.
“Although Home Depot has made changes, AFA will continue to monitor their behavior. We suspect Home Depot will publicly deny having made changes, but their actions speak louder than words. American Family Association will continue to challenge major U.S. companies to remain neutral in the culture wars rather than to use their resources to promote an anti-family agenda.”
For more information on American Family Association, visit www.afa.net.