Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Idaho Restaurant Dumps Pepsi & Miller Over Companies' LGBT Support
Instinct Magazine ^ | July 19 2012 | Johnathon Higbee

Posted on 07/20/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT by scottjewell

Owners object to brands' support of National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

"The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is an entity that collects money from major corporations to further promote policies for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, and as Christians, we don't support that," said owner Mike Fuller.

Fuller has even updated his restaurant's bare-bones website to include a notice about the boycott:

Why Waha Bar & Grill is currently not carrying Coors, Miller, or Pepsico products:

Miller/Coors, Pepsico, and many other companies (see list below) have taken a political stance by becoming corporate founders of the NGLCC (National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce). The NGLCC is an organization of American businesses unified by a common objective of securing social, economic, and political gains for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Sponsors of the NGLCC donate portions of their sales to support politicians, programs, and policies that pledge support for LGBT issues.

While we believe in the importance of voting at the booth on Election Day, we also believe in voting with the dollars we spend. We are Christians who do not believe in supporting the goals and the politicians who support the goals of the NGLCC. Please consider becoming a conscientious consumer and join with us in requesting that the companies listed below redirect their charitable contributions toward non-divisive, non-political entities and charities such as cancer research, heart disease, or fighting world hunger.

Thank you for your understanding,

Mike and Mari Fuller, owners

(Excerpt) Read more at instinctmagazine.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: brave; christians; homosexualagenda; traditionalvalues
From a pro-gay magazine, but interesting bit of news.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 10:48:34 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

“Instinct Magazine”

DISGUSTING!

And BRAVO to these owners! I had no idea about Pepsi/Miller/Coors in this way, and it will affect my buying habits going forward.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 10:56:02 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

God bless Idaho.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 10:57:49 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

What I don’t understand is why these companies can’t simply say that “We are corporations, and choose to avoid taking sides in social issues”.

Sincerely, Turdburglar bottling company. Look for the bottle with the brown longneck.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rarestia

Yes, it goes to show how much of a difference it would make if everyone could be like these folks and act their conscience - maybe it can serve as an example... ( Well, you find out a lot of interesting tid-bits from these sites. ;) )


5 posted on 07/20/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

I wish I wouldn’t have gone to the website! Yuck!


6 posted on 07/20/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

Time to short PEP and TAP looks like.

I regret not selling short JCP when they used ellen degenerate as their spokespervert (although there may still be sizeable downside left).


7 posted on 07/20/2012 11:00:41 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

I wonder why, too.

I think it has something to do with the ratings system that the Human Rights Campaign set up: If you are listed as ranking low in support for LGBTQ rights, you are stamped as a company ranking low in Human Rights!

Appalling....but on the public relations level, it seems to be working for the LGBT set.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: All


Help End The Obama Era In 2012
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


9 posted on 07/20/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

List of Corporate Partners of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:

IBM
Intel
American Express
American Airlines
Colgate-Palmolive
Pacific Gas & Electric
Ramada
Johnson & Johnson
Corning
Kelloggs
Allstate
Save a Lot
AT&T
CVS Caremark
Shop ‘n’ Save
Bank of America
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Marriott
Southwest Airlines
Staples
Burger King
FedEx
Merck
MetLife
Capital One
Target
GlaxoSmithKline
NBC Universal
Toyota
HBO
Century 21
Chevron
Hilton
United Airlines
UPS
Office Depot
Hyatt
OfficeMax
Verizon


10 posted on 07/20/2012 11:06:04 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

If we had a true free market system, this wouldn’t be an issue. A little conservative leaning brewer would come along and grow at an astounding rate to fill the niche.

Unfortunately these companies lobby for laws that often harm their competition. Like Michigan Casinos that lobbied for the smoking ban in bars but got exemptions from the law themselves.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 11:06:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

Dang it! Pepsi throwback is about the only cola I will drink any more and now I have to give it up to save society.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 11:06:55 AM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell
Here's the direct link to the Waha Grill's menu that contains their statement and a list of corporations supporting LGBT causes, so you don't have to click over to Instinct Magazine.

http://www.wahagrill.com/Menu.php

13 posted on 07/20/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Menehune56

Thanks, much appreciated.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 11:10:25 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: rarestia

Numerous companies are sucking up to (if you will pardon the expression) gay and lesbian groups. Penney’s, Office Depot, Home Depot, Kraft, Nabisco, and Target to name some.

I am going to save all kinds of money by cutting back on my shopping for sure. BTW, this is not on the same subject, but some people are calling for a “going Galt” day next month. Hope it happens.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 11:10:57 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rarestia

How can ANY company in the USA get into the spotlight over 2% of the population-—who pretty much ONLY go to their own gay bars anyway-—& risk losing their businesses??

You would think that the results of J C Penny & their kissing up to the freaks would have sent a pretty good message!!!

I just cannot see an Idaho bar with the rugged independent people I know from there wanting any interference from the LGBT followers at their favorite watering holes.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 11:12:00 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

http://wahagrill.com/


17 posted on 07/20/2012 11:12:26 AM PDT by silentreignofheroes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

Good! Time for some BLOWBACK against the REAL 1%’ers...the loudmouth sodomite lobby.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 11:13:10 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ridesthemiles
How can ANY company in the USA get into the spotlight over 2% of the population-

They may not be a huge part of the population, but they have a lot of disposable income.

19 posted on 07/20/2012 11:14:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell
Link to contact Pepsi

Pepsi brands

Fortunately, they've spun off their restaurant brands and no longer own Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN
Dang it! Pepsi throwback is about the only cola I will drink any more and now I have to give it up to save society.

Well, if it makes it easier for you, you could give it up to save yourself from obesity and the increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Refusing to patronize a company that supports the degradation and ultimate destruction of our society will just be a bonus.
21 posted on 07/20/2012 11:19:07 AM PDT by fr_freak
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN

thanks for that list and the link!


22 posted on 07/20/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell; Admin Moderator

I think if you asked a moderator to change the link in the article so that it goes to the statement on the restaurant’s website (which deserves the clicks) instead of to a gross LGBT website, they might do it for you.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 11:22:50 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: silentreignofheroes

Thank you for that link.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 11:25:58 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

Will ask them.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 11:27:04 AM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

isn’t Miller owned by a German company?

EUrotrash infestation.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rarestia

“I had no idea about Pepsi/Miller/Coors in this way, and it will affect my buying habits going forward.”

I was a lifelong (50+ years) Pepsi drinker until about 2 years ago when I saw one of their TV commercials promoting homosexuality: (3 young guys sitting a table in a bar; two of the guys were encouraging the friend to walk up to the bar where a pretty girl was sitting and introduce himself, telling him “you know she wants you to, she keeps looking at you, etc.” Finally he gets up; walks toward the girl, she swivels on the stool to face him, but he walks past her; toward another girl further down the bar, who also turns to face him, but he walks past her too and proceeds to a pool table where a fag greets him and they get cozy.)
I swore off Pepsi right then and there.

I’ve known about Miller being a “proud sponsor” of some of the depravity in SF known as the “Folsom Street Follies” for many years, so when Coors merged with Miller brewing, I had to give up another of my favorite brands.

I’m afraid however, that the force of the evil tide will eventually inundate all the public corporations, and leave us with no choice but to grudgingly patronize the products.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 11:39:51 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN; All

there are now other soda companies putting out HFCS free soda - and you want CANE sugar, as beet sugar is GMO’d

Jones and Cap’t Eli’s are the top two.

Now ask this: Coca Cola does not give us a choice of at least one of their formulas HFCS free, made with cane sugar.

HOWEVER, it’s not because they don’t make it. They do.

They make it for Canadian and Mexican sales - AND in glass bottles - because those countries refuse it any other way.

So why can’t we have the cholce? (You CAN get the Mexican glass bottled with cane sugar in some places close to the border - where there’s a heavier Hispanic population.

All Americans have to do is ‘vote’ with the pocketbook. Find the sodas made with cane sugar and buy them. When it hits the tipping point, we’ll see the big outfits offer a choice. BTW - Cap’t Eli’s root beer is like the root beer of old. GREAT taste.

Capt’n Eli’s Root Beer, Ginger Beer, and Parrot Punch.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/07/prweb406416.htm


28 posted on 07/20/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT by maine-iac7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

So the lower their HR ranking, the LESS LIKELY you are to contract a STD from associating with their products!!!


29 posted on 07/20/2012 11:42:05 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

I’ve sworn off soda for years, but my wife drinks Diet Coke quite a bit. I won’t buy any Pepsi products anymore.

As far as Miller/Coors, I’ll speak with my wallet. I prefer Anheuser-Busch and Sam Adams beers anyway, and local breweries are prolific. Not all of them can support this sickness.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 11:45:31 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: scottjewell

These owners have every right to do this. And they should not be criticized for doing so.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 11:46:27 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN
Try this...it's my favorite!


32 posted on 07/20/2012 12:10:45 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Timber Rattler
RC is okay. I was drinking diet RC for a while when they came out with Sucralose, but then I read anecdotal stories of sucralose causing sluggishness and quit drinking it.

I like throwbacks because they are made with real sugar. But if I'm going to drink HFCS, I might as well go with the Local grocery store off-brand.

I'll probably give up colas altogether. Jones colas are hard to find and I have to travel 25 minutes to get them when they are in stock.

I recently read an article linking HFCS to fatty liver syndrome. The same article said rather than the conventional wisdom that Fatty liver is caused by obesity, HFCS causes fatty liver and fatty liver causes obesity.

33 posted on 07/20/2012 12:23:49 PM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: maine-iac7
Now ask this: Coca Cola does not give us a choice of at least one of their formulas HFCS free, made with cane sugar.

HOWEVER, it’s not because they don’t make it. They do.

They make it for Canadian and Mexican sales - AND in glass bottles - because those countries refuse it any other way.

So why can’t we have the cholce? (You CAN get the Mexican glass bottled with cane sugar in some places close to the border - where there’s a heavier Hispanic population.

You can also get Mexican Coke by the case in some Sam's Clubs.

34 posted on 07/20/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT by FiscalSanity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson