Home Depot Under Fire for Supporting Pro-Homosexual Group
by Fred Jackson
(AgapePress) – A spokesman for Home Depot says claims by a pro-homosexual group that the retailer is taking part in a Father’s Day promotion organized by the group are somewhat misleading.
Last week, a press release from the group Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays said that under the promotion “sponsored in part by Home Depot,” people who donated $100 or more to the group would get a $25 Home Depot gift certificate.
Suzanne Apple is vice president of community affairs for Home Depot. She says all Home Depot did was give a one-time donation of $2,500 to PFLAG.
“We actually made a charitable contribution to PFLAG, which is very consistent with our approach to support community-based organizations, particularly those organizations that are lending a hand to families in crisis,” Apple says. “So, we made a small contribution to PFLAG.”
Apple says Home Depot heard from a lot of concerned people yesterday who were upset about the account of its involvement with PFLAG promotion. She says Home Depot is preparing a letter of explanation to address their concerns.
If you would like to contact Home Depot to let them know how you feel about the way they have chosen to celebrate Father's Day, you can call them at (770) 433-8211, ext. 12791. To send an e-mail, you must visit their web site at www.homedepot.com, click on “Contact Us” and click again on the “Online Form.”
(This update courtesy of Agape Press.)
by Fred Jackson and Jody Brown
(AgapePress) – It appears pro-homosexual forces are winning the public relations battle when it comes to acceptance of the lifestyle among Americans.
A new Gallup survey indicates that 52% of Americans now regard homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. That is a dramatic rise of support from 1992, when just 38% favored such a statement. While the new poll found that 43% still say homosexuality should not be considered an acceptable lifestyle, Gallup points out that Americans seem to have moved from leaning against the acceptability of the lifestyle to where a slight majority now believe it should be an acceptable alternative.
The poll also found that for the first time in 24 years, Americans are equally divided on the issue of whether homosexuality is brought on by genetic factors versus environment. That represents a dramatic shift since 1977, when environment was seen as the most prevalent factor by more than a four-to-one ratio.
Conservatives and liberals have debated through the years whether homosexuality is a choice thereby being something that can be controlled by an individual or a tendency one is born with and, therefore, something an individual cannot do much about. Early last month, a respected psychiatry professor at Columbia University announced his research results that indicate homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. As expected, Dr. Robert Spitzer's findings were condemned by pro-homosexual advocates.