Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The Walmart Boycott Begins

A church in Tennessee has officially started a boycott of Walmart because they sell stuff to negroes. I mean colored folk. I mean gay people.

Comments

  1. #1 twincats
    October 28, 2006

    NOW what do I do?? I already boycott Wal-ly World for their treatment of employees and vendors. I don’t want to inadvertently support these backward boycotters. Drat.

  2. #2 Ed Brayton
    October 28, 2006

    twincats-

    Now you have to go to Walmart, but only buy really gay stuff.

  3. #3 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    October 28, 2006

    I’m in the same position as twincats. I was already boycotting Wal-Mart.

  4. #4 steve s
    October 28, 2006

    In an email alert to its members this week the AFA says that the company is retailing hundreds of products with “pro-homosexual leanings”.

    What would that be? Hair gel? Moisturizer?

  5. #5 Kevin
    October 28, 2006

    I never really shop at Wal-Mart as it is, but now I guess I’ll have to start.

  6. #6 blipey, FCD
    October 28, 2006

    In an email alert to its members this week the AFA says that the company is retailing hundreds of products with “pro-homosexual leanings”.

    What would that be? Hair gel? Moisturizer?

    Posted by: steve s

    I think they sell condoms. Only gay people use those, you know. I pretty sure the AFA is against sex education.

    Oh, they may also sell vasoline.

  7. #7 kehrsam
    October 28, 2006

    Now you have to go to Walmart, but only buy really gay stuff.

    I thought the whole point of the “Martha Stewart Collection” was to scare gays so as to keep them out of the store. I’m getting a distinct mixed message vibe here.

    I have to give WalMart credit for one thing: I take a bunch of expensive medications and my bill just dropped from $300/month for the 4 with generics to $16. If they’re selling, I’ll take two.

  8. #8 tacitus
    October 28, 2006

    What the AFA is objecting to is Walmart’s online book store. Just like B&N and Amazon, you can buy books on practically any subject out there. I very much doubt Walmart is directly vetting and approving every title they sell, they do deals with one or more of the large book distributors and give customers access to their catalogs.

    The stupid thing is that if the AFA was consistent, they would probably have to boycott just about every major corporation in America. They know that would be highly unpopular with their non-Amish supporters (those used to the trappings of modern life), so they pick a target (and one of the more family-friendly ones at that) and indulge in a bit of posturing.

  9. #9 Elf Eye
    October 28, 2006

    I’m in the same boat as kehrsam. I have to take synthetic thyroid hormone and will have to do so for the rest of my life. I can’t afford to pass up the opportunity to spend a mere $ 16 on a ninety-day supply of medicine, especially now that my daughter has just earned her driver’s license and I’ve got to come up with an additional $ 100+ @ month to cover THAT. I know WalMart’s motives are not altruistic, but I’ll still be popping in to their pharmacy, at least until my usual pharmacy (CVS) matches the price, which I suspect they will try to do ASAP.

  10. #10 Sastra
    October 28, 2006

    kehrsam:
    Martha Stewart is KMart, not Walmart, you silly goose. I have some of the mixing bowls and dishtowels, which are very nice colors.

    If the big objection this church has is to the books sold in the book section, then they seem to be treating Walmart as if it were a Christian bookstore. Christian bookstores are very picky, and value that sort of customer feedback (have some fun, go into one and in a reverential tone ask for something by Bishop John Shelby Spong.) Unlike KMart, Walmart seems to have more prominently displayed Christian items such as Psalms calendars, “Jesus Is Lord” plaques, and “The Purpose Driven Life” everything. Perhaps the poor things just got confused.

  11. #11 Matthew
    October 29, 2006

    Usually I buy my butt plugs and ball gags at the local 7 eleven but now I’m going to make the extra five mile trip just to stick it to these do-gooders. Thanks for the heads up, Ed.

  12. #12 raj
    October 29, 2006

    This boycott will be about as effective as their boycott of Disney theme parks in the late 1990s: not at all. Conservative Xians want their low prices, after all.

    In any event, shopping at Wal-Mart leaves them with more money that they can give to their churches.

    BTW, we don’t shop at Wal-Mart, either, largely for the reasons that Twincats mentioned. Also, because of their false advertising: their touting of their prescription pricing is nothing less than a fraud.

  13. #13 mark
    October 29, 2006

    Hah-hah. Look at all those godly people going into the homo store. They must be going there to buy homo stuff.

  14. #14 merle
    October 29, 2006

    you libtards make me laugh. first you hate walmart because you simply dont like to shop their and hate the people who do. heres a newsflash for you elitist liberals- not everyone has fancy jobs and can afford to shop at penneys like you do. a lot of people are poor and no one has done more for the poor tahn walmart. i know people who say if their was no walmart they couldnt afford to live. walmart brings tons of jobs too. maybe not fancy liberal jobs maybe not good enough to afford a $5 cup of coffee but enough to live decent lives. healthcare and retirement. chances to move up and make a better living. plenty of security because walmart never lays off anyone.

    but now you like walmart because they support gay marriage. you liberals amaze me. you hate the poor but love perverts. i bet if walmart was to stock child porn youd be buying there stock. sick people.

  15. #15 Ed Brayton
    October 29, 2006

    merle, merle, merle….you simplistic assumptions are showing.

    you libtards make me laugh. first you hate walmart because you simply dont like to shop their and hate the people who do. heres a newsflash for you elitist liberals- not everyone has fancy jobs and can afford to shop at penneys like you do.

    First of all, the notion that someone needs a “fancy job” to shop at Penney’s…well, you just provided me with a really good belly laugh, thanks. Second, I don’t hate Walmart and never have. In fact, I think most of the bashing of Walmart by the left is absurd and I strongly support the notion that what ultimately matters is customers, not producers. I do shop, for some things, at Walmart (and not for others).

    but now you like walmart because they support gay marriage. you liberals amaze me. you hate the poor but love perverts. i bet if walmart was to stock child porn youd be buying there stock. sick people.

    Wow. Yep, you caught us merle. We’re all pedophiles here, every one of us. You, my friend, are a first class fucking moron. And you’re in way out of your depth here.

  16. #16 SLC
    October 29, 2006

    Merle doesn’t know his rear end from a hole in the ground. He qualifies on all four of Dawkins criteria, he’s ignorant, stupid, insane and wicked.

  17. #17 twincats
    October 29, 2006

    I might go to Wally World and see if they have a Margaret Cho CD. If not, I can always find a Madonna CD…

  18. #18 merle
    October 29, 2006

    slc i dont give a rip what a man who says me teaching my children about god is child abuse says. why shoudl i care? he hates me because i believe and that scares him because liek most atheists he knows he will go to hell for his sinful life. its easyt o not believe in god when you want to be enjoy all the sins of this world…

  19. #19 Davis
    October 29, 2006

    merle, have you ever actually talked to an atheist? Atheists aren’t scared of hell, because they don’t think it exists. They’re not tailoring their beliefs to allow them to “enjoy all the sins of this world” — they honestly think there’s no god, just as fervently as you think there is a god. And amazingly enough, they’re just as ethical and moral as everyone else.

  20. #20 Nebogipfel
    October 30, 2006

    he hates me because i believe and that scares him

    The fact that someone ignorant of basic spelling and grammar can vote for the leader of the most powerful nation in the world certainly scares me.

    he knows he will go to hell for his sinful life

    Actually I’m more scared that I will go to the Death Star’s Trash Compactor when I die. That would be *really* icky!

  21. #21 SLC
    October 30, 2006

    Re Merle

    1. I doubt that Dawkins even knows that you exist.

    2. Considering the number of times you have violated the commandment against bearing false witness on this blog thus far, I suggest that you are at least as likely to end up in the hot place as Dawkins is.

  22. #22 llDayo
    October 30, 2006

    Davis – And amazingly enough, they’re just as ethical and moral as everyone else.

    From my experience, they tend to fit the bill of a moral christian than most christians! They also seem to be more tolerant towards others.

    The fact that someone ignorant of basic spelling and grammar can vote for the leader of the most powerful nation in the world certainly scares me.

    I wish there was a test distributed to everyone of voting age that could be used as a measurement of their intelligence. It could graded from 1-100 and we would use it to see what the average grade is per person voting for certain parties/candidates. It’d be interesting, to say the least…

  23. #23 Deepsix
    October 30, 2006

    This boycott will never work. Folks here in Tennessee love Wal-Mart more than they hate gays.
    On the level of importance, it goes God, Jesus, Wal-Mart.

  24. #24 David Heddle
    October 30, 2006

    I don’t believe Merle is for real. Generally speaking, nobody aligns so perfectly with with a crude stereotype. And Merle? Give me a break.

  25. #25 JimC
    October 30, 2006

    I don’t believe Merle is for real. Generally speaking, nobody aligns so perfectly with with a crude stereotype. And Merle? Give me a break.

    Nope he’s certainly real. The thinking is impossible to parody.

    i dont give a rip what a man who says me teaching my children about god is child abuse says. why shoudl i care? he hates me because i believe and that scares him because liek most atheists he knows he will go to hell for his sinful life. its easyt o not believe in god when you want to be enjoy all the sins of this world…

    1. He doesn’t hate you, he doesn’t know you. He thinks your wrong.

    2. If you tell your child about hell and demons it is simply not healthy and I think Dawkins has more than a small point.

    3. I don’t think he leads a particuarlly ‘sinful’ life, I doubt it’s any different from yours.

    4. Your not teaching your kids about ‘God’ but rather one of many, many versions of a ‘God’ concept.

    5. One of my favorite quotes ‘ Hell is reserved for those that believe in it’. This concept alone is enough to disqualify the entire notion as immoral.

  26. #26 Ed Brayton
    October 30, 2006

    I agree with David. Merle is a troll. And if he’s not, he’s still not worth answering with anything but scorn.

  27. #27 C.G.
    November 29, 2006

    I was reading all the comments on this page…people can judge one another and argue all day but the fact of the matter is that we all have sinned. Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

    Whether or not one believes in GOD doesn’t change the truth…HE was, is and always will be. It doesn’t matter where you are from or where you are…we all need JESUS.

    John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish but have everlasting life.

    You may be thinking, what does this have to do with Wal-mart…well maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with it…but I just felt in on my heart to type these words.

    I am from Tennessee, but it doesn’t matter where I’m from…I believe that humans should stop fighting with eachother and pointing out each others faults. Instead we should look into our own hearts and search GOD about what we should do. When we worry about our own souls, then we don’t have much time to judge everyone else.

    I don’t claim to be perfect, no human is…I make mistakes everyday and everyday I have to ask GOD to forgive me and to help me to do better. I believe GOD and HIS word…it will stand forever no matter who believes or don’t believe…the word of GOD IS.

    Please respect others and follow the LORD…HE will never lead you wrong…GOD Bless you.

    C.G. in Tennessee

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