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New York Times Picks Up Christian Values Network/ CGBG LGBT Boycott Story: “It’s Economic Terrorism”

It’s taken awhile but the New York Times yesterday did a story about the current LGBT Community boycott and campaign to get retailers to drop using the shopping website run by the Christian Values Network/Charity Give Back Group which retailers use to bring customers to their own Web sites. The affiliate receives a commission on any sales, and CGBG allows buyers to send half that commission to any of the Christian charities on its list.  The problem is that some “charities” listed are actually LGBT hate groups such like the  Family Research Council and Focus on the Family.

From the Times:

A handful of advocates, armed with nothing more than their keyboards, have put many of the country’s largest retailers, including Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Wal-Mart, on the spot over their indirect and, until recently, unnoticed roles in funneling money to Christian groups that are vocal in opposing homosexuality. The advocates are demanding that the retailers end their association with an Internet marketer that gets a commission from the retailers for each online customer it gives them. [snip]

“This is economic terrorism,” said Mike Huckabee, the former pastor, governor and presidential contender, who is a paid CGBG consultant. “To try to destroy a business because you don’t like some of the customers is, to me, unbelievably un-American,” he said in an interview. CGBG, a for-profit company formerly called the Christian Values Network, resembles hundreds of so-called affiliate marketers, which retailers use to bring customers to their own Web sites. The affiliate receives a commission on any sales, and CGBG allows buyers to send half that commission to any of the Christian charities on its list.

So according to FOX-NEWS hack Huckabee its “economic terrorism” but when groups like the Family Research Center boycotts Wells Fargo, which donated to a gay rights group, and Procter & Gamble,  because that company supported the repeal of an ordinance that discriminated against LGBT people.  It’s just a boycott.

Over 100 companies have left the Christian Values Network/Charity Give Back Group but five which have left have returned bowing to the pressure from the right including the pleas of CGBG consultant Huckabee.  They include: Delta, PetSmart, Sam’s Club, TARGET and Wal-Mart.  (TARGET are we SHOCKED?)

You know what to do kids.  After all there’s always Kmart. Petco, and Virgin Airways

Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Lies Again And Likens LGBT Rights Movement To Apartheid Over Christian Values Network (CGBG) Push

The Catholic Leauges own Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu Bill Donohue joined the Ku Klux Klan connected Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, on his radio program Washington Watch to discuss and push the anti-gay propaganda point that there is an  “economic war against any organization that embraces the Judeo-Christian understanding of marriage” because of the recent push by LGBT rights and women’s rights advocates to have corporations drop out of the Charity Give Back Group, which sponsors the FRC and Focus. The Charity Give Back Group (formerly known as the Christian Values Network) allows customers to shop in a virtual mall and direct proceeds to CGBG affiliated groups, some of which are actually anti-choice and anti-gay political groups.

Donohue denied that christofacist hate groups like the Catholic League or the Family Research Council lead similar pressure campaigns, saying “our side doesn’t do likewise,” ” He asserted, “we’re not asking companies, corporations to take sides in the culture war…we’re not asking for reprisal against those people with whom we disagree, we just leave the marketplace to itself.”

How Donohue was not fried on the spot by lightning truly escapes me.  Must have been wearing rubber Depends.

Donohue’s obviously VD riddled brain forgets that  Family Research Council backed pressure campaigns against companies like Wal-Mart and McDonalds, the Catholic League under Donohue has led countless boycotts and pressure campaigns and that Donohue himself launched what he called “retaliation” and “reprisal” campaigns against: Disney; 20th Century Fox; Wal-Mart; ‘The Golden Compass;’ Miller; Showtime, and CBS, which it promised to face the “biggest boycott in history” if CBS hired Howard Stern.

But the kicker of the interview came when Donohue  warned Perkins that just as South Africa’s white minority held power for decades under the racist Apartheid system, supporters of gay rights can do the same in America:  “If people don’t realize what we’re up against here, they may be a minority but you know it was a minority of people in South Africa who took away the rights of Black people. You can be a well-organized minority in this country here such as those on the left, gay and straight alike, and have a tremendous amount of influence if you have this lust and appetite for power.”

Now isn’t that special….

Donohue simply put is a liar.  You know who else was a liar?

Hmmmmmm maybe….. SATAN?

“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies” (Jn. 8:44).

Special thnaks for the heads up to Nelson Garcia

Source:  Right Wing Watch