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Lowes Shame Campaign

angryfuckingliberal:

Every time I think of the Lowes Facebook page, I just get angry. They’ve closed the ability to comment on their wall, but you can still comment on their status update. You would not believe the amount of support they receive, the bigots pledging their loyalty. And I wish more people would call them out, if for no reason than to have some hope for humanity.

I don’t have that many followers, but maybe we can get enough reblogs and do this: everyone please go to the Lowes Facebook and just post “shame” in the comments.

They will be deleted, I’m sure, but the thread campers will see it, and, most importantly, so will somebody working for Lowes. Let’s see how many we can get in before they catch on and close their entire page off.

It’d be nice if they’d apologize and retract their decision, but the only way they’ll do that is if it is “smart business”, ie enough people stand up and say they’re going to support the founding principles of the United States.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ” -Edmund Burke

I can get behind this, having left several already.

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Lowe’s Home Improvement store attempts to weasel around pulling ads from All-American Muslim after succumbing to pressure from a "family values" Islamophobic organization. It’s okay, because they “strongly support” the rights of their customers and employees. </sarcasm>
Meanwhile, Florida Family Association has doubled down on their claims about the show, releasing this statement:

Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

It does victimize them. It perpetuated the idea that a handful of extremists represents all. Don’t make me define Christians by Fred Phelps, Timothy McVeigh, and Anders Behring Breivik because it makes my brain hurt. You know why? Because I know that’s not true.
But how come you all aren’t there protesting the acts of radical Christians every single day, and denouncing their actions on national television? I won’t be happy until I see moderate Christians out there all the time doing all of these things. It’s not enough for them to live their lives and accept American values - they must continuously denounce those in their religion who don’t.
Oh, and now Florida Family Association’s website is mostly down. They claim it’s because “of our real concern for the terrorism that is a way of life for some folks, we ourselves have become victims. Because we urge others to be vigilant, we become the targets. Don’t let it happen folks, take a stand before it is too late.” And then they appeal for your money.
Awesome.

Lowe’s Home Improvement store attempts to weasel around pulling ads from All-American Muslim after succumbing to pressure from a "family values" Islamophobic organization. It’s okay, because they “strongly support” the rights of their customers and employees. </sarcasm>

Meanwhile, Florida Family Association has doubled down on their claims about the show, releasing this statement:

Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

It does victimize them. It perpetuated the idea that a handful of extremists represents all. Don’t make me define Christians by Fred Phelps, Timothy McVeigh, and Anders Behring Breivik because it makes my brain hurt. You know why? Because I know that’s not true.

But how come you all aren’t there protesting the acts of radical Christians every single day, and denouncing their actions on national television? I won’t be happy until I see moderate Christians out there all the time doing all of these things. It’s not enough for them to live their lives and accept American values - they must continuously denounce those in their religion who don’t.

Oh, and now Florida Family Association’s website is mostly down. They claim it’s because “of our real concern for the terrorism that is a way of life for some folks, we ourselves have become victims. Because we urge others to be vigilant, we become the targets. Don’t let it happen folks, take a stand before it is too late.” And then they appeal for your money.

Awesome.

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