The “American Family Association” occasionally provides us with the names of businesses we should patronize because of their inclusive employment policies or other contributions to the cause of equality and a better world. Today’s winner is The Home Depot. Among the AFA’s many complaints, “(m)ost grievous is The Home Depot’s deliberately exposing small children to lascivious displays of sexual conduct by homosexuals and cross-dressers” at a Pride festival – and they have the pictures to prove it:
The horror! Then, Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes had the nerve to respond to AFA’s demands with this: “The bottom line is, [ending our participation in Pride events] just runs counter to our inclusive culture…and that’s where we stand.”
The increasingly droll Box Turtle Bulletin provides a timeline on the basis of past boycott attempts:
1. AFA will auto-email Home Depot pre-fab letters from their member list declaring that they will not shop at Home Depot.
2. Home Depot’s stock will go up. (I still haven’t figured out why this happens)
3. At some point Home Depot will agree to some tiny concession of no material concern.
4. AFA will declare victory and call off the boycott.