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Fred Karger Launches Boycott Of Amway Following $500,000 Donation To NOM

Though our list of gay-friendly shopping and food choices continues to increase as huge international companies decide to come out on the right side of history, openly-gay ex-GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger wants us to take one major company off the shopping list.

Announced today at the Unity 2012 Convention in Las Vegas, Karger has launched a global boycott of Amway due to a just uncovered $500,000 donation to the National Organization of Marriage.

Read the press release from Karger's Right Equal Rights:

On August 3, 2012 Rights Equal Rights launched a global boycott of Amway / Alticor and all its divisions and family owned businesses because of its President and company owner Doug DeVos’ $500,000 contribution to the National Organization (NOM) for Marriage. This contribution recently came to light from the federal IRS 990 tax filing of the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation.

NOM is boycotting Starbucks and General Mills for simply supporting marriage equality in their home states, and is busily defending its staunch ally Chick-fil-A. We at Rights Equal Rights feel that it is important to support our friends and equally important to keep pressure on the mega- donors to NOM and other likeminded organizations and individuals who so vigorously oppose Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality.

A global boycott of Amway will let others know that there are consequences for giving massive amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority. We will be closely watching the donors who contribute to the anti-gay sides of the four upcoming November 6 th marriage elections in Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington State.

“I imagine NOM leaders Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown thought that no one would uncover the huge Amway contribution which appears to be the largest family donation to NOM in its history,” Karger said. “Only the Catholic Church’s political arm, the Knights of Columbus, has given more to the hate group NOM.”

For more on the Amway boycott, visit BoycottAmway.com.

Source: Instinct Magazine.

I thought it was interesting that this hasn't really been covered in mainstream news media. Any further tag suggestions welcomed.
Tags: lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities, marriage equality, republicans
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