By Lisa Haddock
NJ Faith Forum Editor
The American Family Association (AFA) announced a consumer alert targeting the top 10 pro-gay U.S. companies.
In an announcement released July 14, AFA chairman Donald E. Wildmon stated: “These are companies which endorse and financially support the homosexual lifestyle, including homosexual marriage.”
While not directly calling for a boycott, Wildmon stated: “We will continue urging our supporters to voice their disapproval of these companies financing the homosexual agenda and same-sex marriage and encourage them to consider this information when making consumer decisions.”
The companies targeted by AFA are Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Co., Citigroup, D&T USA, PepsiCo, Merck & Co., Kaiser Permanente, Visteon Corp., Allstate Insurance, and Coca-Cola.
The list comes from the Web magazine DiversityInc., which on May 31, 2005, announced the Top 50 companies for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered workers.
Diversity Inc.’s editorial mission “is to provide education and clarity on the business benefits of diversity.” It is based in Washington, D.C., and New Brunswick, N.J.
The AFA is a conservative Christian group based in Tupelo, Miss. “The American Family Association exists to motivate and equip citizens to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth,” the group’s mission statement says.
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