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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Procotting

I can't seem to find a word that denotes a deliberate decision to patronize a business in response to a boycott by others, so I'm going to say I'm procotting Home Depot. Here's why:
The American Family Association has announced yet another boycott, or perhaps a continuation of an already existing one, and the target this time is Home Depot because it set up a booth to promote itself at a gay pride event in Atlanta.
 The Anti-Fags American Family Association complained that
One of the main purposes of “gay” pride events is to push for the legalization of marriage between men who have unnatural sex acts with other men. Rather than remaining neutral on the issue, Home Depot has taken the side of grown men who parade in public places dressed as drag queens and “fairies.”…
AFA is promoting a boycott of Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the homosexual culture war.
Because apparently, being neutral means treating gays like non-humans. I'm not sure if the AFA has noticed, but  homosexuals have home repair and improvement needs just like all other humans. Desiring romantic and intimate relationships with other people of the same gender does not, seemingly, absolve one of the need or compunction to paint the living room. Heck, it might actually further it.

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