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  • Gay wedding expo held amid same-sex marriage fight

    08/18/2014 5:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Gay Nuptials, a gay-friendly wedding expo, held its inaugural event at the Hagen Park Community Center in Wilton Manors....
  • Travelodge removes the Bible from every room: chain 'doesn't want to discriminate'

    08/16/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | August 15, 2014 | By RICHARD MARSDEN
    One of Britain’s biggest hotel chains has removed Bibles from its rooms to avoid upsetting non-Christians. The decision by Travelodge has been condemned as ‘tragic and bizarre’ by the Church of England, which says Bibles in hotel rooms are important to provide hope, comfort and inspiration to travellers. But the chain, which runs 500 hotels, said the country was becoming increasingly multicultural and it had taken the action for ‘diversity reasons’. It said the policy was implemented ‘in order not to discriminate against any religion’ – despite having had no complaints from guests. Bibles were taken away at the same...
  • Pro-marriage group asks for boycott of Chase

    07/23/2014 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    One News Now ^ | 7/21/14 | Charlie Butts
    The National Organization for Marriage is calling for a public response to an employee survey conducted internally by J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. Workers at the financial institution leaked information on the so-called confidential survey, which asked in part if they identified as LGBT and whether they were an ally of the LGBT community (see earlier story). Joe Grabowski, with the National Organization for Marriage, tells OneNewsNow that this survey was intrusive into the private beliefs of the employees. “It's a very invasive question,” he says. “And one could certainly imagine - especially in the wake of things like the forced...
  • 2014 ESPYs: First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam Holds Hands With Boyfriend On Red Carpet

    07/17/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Entertainmentwise.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Alicia Adejobi
    During the ceremony, Michael gave an incredibly emotionally-charged acceptance speech Michael Sam became the hero of the 2014 ESPYs last night when he not only proudly walked the red carpet with his boyfriend, but also brought the audience to tears with his emotional and inspiring speech when accepting an award for his incredible courage.
  • Obama’s Economic Boycott Against Israel Adopted by 17 EU Nations

    07/06/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 6, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Since January of last year the European Union has been threatening to boycott any company or entity that does business with the West Bank of Israel. The sanctions, perversely designed by Secretary of State John Kerry, were meant to punish Israel for its settlements in the West Bank and encourage the Jewish nation to adopt Kerry’s peace process framework. The economic boycott threat was entirely one-sided against Israel. Because there were no consequences for the Palestinian Authority should they abandon the peace process, it gave the PA every reason to harden their position and wait for the EU to act...
  • VFW CALLS FOR BOYCOTT UNTIL MEXICO RELEASES U.S. MARINE

    06/25/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    VFW.org ^ | June 25, 2014
    VFW CALLS FOR BOYCOTT UNTIL MEXICO RELEASES U.S. MARINE VFW CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF MEXICAN PRODUCTS AND TRAVEL UNTIL MARINE IS RELEASE June 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is calling for a nationwide boycott of Mexican products and travel until Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is released from a Mexican jail. “This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with three personal firearms that were legally registered in the States but not in Mexico,” said VFW National Commander William A....
  • Released AWOL Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Idaho Homecoming Event Lines-Up List of Corporate Sponsors ...

    06/03/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    BringBoweBack2014.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Bowe Is Back 2014
    The following is a listing of corporate sponsors supporting the homecoming of the self-professed America hating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was traded for five top Taliban terrorists by President Barack Hussein Obama ... From BringBoweBack2014.com website: Sponsors Thank you to all our sponsors. The City of Hailey The Hailey Police Department The Hailey Chamber of Commerce Luke’s pharmacy Wood River Motors Silver Creek Ford Sun Valley Aminal Center Wayne Willich and Friends Brennans Carpet Hailey Auto Exchange Candace Ireland Insurance The Snow Bunny Tim Jeneson Insurance Valley Paint & Floor Mountain Lifestyles Property Services, Inc. Wood River Insurance Copy And...
  • Palestinian Boycott Movement Bites the Hand that Feeds It

    06/01/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Herb London
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Jed Babbin. It’s not unusual for left-wing billionaire activist George Soros to be opposed or even protested by conservatives. But when Soros is attacked by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, it’s nothing other than political fratricide. The goal of the BDS movement is to stop investment in Israel and keep countries from importing products from Israel. There is more than a little irony in the announcement last Wednesday that the BDS Movement is supposedly boycotting Soros and his network of funds and foundations because of his investment in SodaStream and...
  • Drawing A Line

    05/18/2014 4:49:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Conservatives have long sat by as radical progressive liberals curb-stomp anyone who disagrees with their ideology. On principle, we refuse to boycott anything. That’s a tactic of the left, and the right likes to stick to the high ground, even though it means losing ground every day to the forces of tyranny. Well, enough is enough. Scientists who practice actual science and demand something crazy like proof before advocating for government regulations and taxes on what you exhale are harassed out of their fields. Science has devolved from posing a theory and setting about proving or disproving it to a...
  • Danny Glover Calls for Boycott of Israel

    05/14/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 5/14/2014, 4:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Actor Danny Glover is one among several celebrities who on Tuesday called for a boycott of Israel, according to JNS. The celebrities are featured in a documentary film entitled “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” which is being screened at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” 12 signatories said in a statement quoted by JNS. The signatories, including Grace Lee Boggs herself, said they were “shocked” about the film’s screening at DocAviv on May 13 and 15, which...
  • Miami Dolphins Fine, Suspend Safety Don Jones for Tweet Against Same-Sex Kiss

    05/13/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | May 13, 2014 | Heather Clark
    MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have fined and suspended safety Don Jones for Tweeting his disapproval of a same-sex kiss that aired on ESPN this past weekend. ESPN carried footage of Michael Sam’s reaction on Saturday as he learned that he had been selected by the St. Louis Rams, making their 249th choice overall. Sam and his partner Vito Cammisano embraced and kissed each other on national television upon receipt of the news, drawing applause from some and disapproval from others. Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was among those who expressed his disagreement of the public act, commenting on Twitter...
  • NFL: I am taking a stand

    05/12/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 68 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Dear NFL, This notice is to inform you on my cancellation of my subscriptions to NFL products and it's institution. This is not so much a boycott as it is a matter of principle. Allow me to explain.
  • Lobbyist threatens 'relentless national boycott' of whichever NFL team drafts openly gay Michael Sam

    05/09/2014 12:58:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Leon Watson
    Extreme Christian lobbyist threatens 'relentless national boycott' of whichever NFL team drafts openly gay rookie Michael Sam An influential Christian lobbyist has said he is planning to build a 'national coalition' to relentlessly boycott any team that drafts gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm J.M. Burkman & Assoc., said he would 'leverage his political clout' to ensure that the franchise that selects the player would get 'roughed up financially.' ... 'We shall exercise our First Amendment rights and shall not stop until the drafting NFL franchise cannot sell a single ticket, jersey...
  • NBA Players Were Willing to Boycott If Sterling Wasn't Punished

    04/29/2014 2:07:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/29/2014 | By COLLEEN CURRY
    The NBA Players Association threatened to boycott the league if swift, punitive action wasn't taken against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist comments he made against African-Americans, the players said today. Roger Mason, the NBPA vice president, described a league-wide phone call that took place Monday night among players and league executives in which the players had threatened to walk if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went easy on Sterling. Earlier today, Silver announced the NBA had banned Sterling for life and asked the Board of Governors to force a sale of the team. "We had a call with...
  • Kroger manager fired after he slams a knife-wielding shoplifter to the ground

    04/19/2014 12:17:23 AM PDT · by piytar · 23 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | Will Lerner
    A customer in the parking lot of the Kroger recorded the incident on their cellphone. In the video, you can see the unnamed manager approach the shoplifting suspect. The suspect appears to have a knife in his hand. The manager shoves him into a parked car and gets the knife out the suspect’s hand before eventually slamming him down to the ground.
  • GUINNESS BOYCOTT TAPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

    04/14/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments in the Catholic League’s boycott of Guinness: We have amassed over 7,000 email addresses from the Knights of Columbus, constituting over 1,500 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Today, we are asking the Knights to join us in our boycott of Guinness. We are confident that many Knights will participate. How do we know? Because we have been contacted by many councils already, anticipating our appeal to them. When Guinness pulled the plug on its sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City—over the bogus argument...
  • Gay activists aim to shut down Oregon health food store over owner’s support for true marriage

    04/08/2014 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PORTLAND, OR, April 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A soon-to-be opened natural foods store in Oregon is in danger of never opening its doors after homosexual activists publicized remarks its Mormon owner made online supporting true marriage and organized a boycott targeting not just the store, but its suppliers. Chauncy Childs had planned to open Moreland Farmers Pantry, an organic, locally-sourced grocery store, in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. But because of comments she made under a pseudonym during a discussion on Facebook last year in which she defended true marriage and said business owners should have the right to refuse...
  • Petition Demanding Removal Of Condoleezza Rice From Dropbox Board Pops Up Online, On Twitter

    04/10/2014 2:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | April 10, 2014 | Sarah Perez
    Internet activists are at it again. Following yesterday’s news regarding the appointment of Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, to the board of cloud storage and syncing service Dropbox, a petition has sprung up online, demanding that users tell Dropbox they’re opposed to this move, and threaten to leave the service if Rice isn’t removed from the board. The appointment was not met without controversy, of course, as Rice’s position in the Bush administration saw her commenting on Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, which played a role in the U.S. deciding to...
  • DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!

    04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either. Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda... American Thinker: Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with...
  • Honey Maid sends a message to critics of ad featuring gay couple

    04/04/2014 10:29:42 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/4/14 | Amy Hubbard
    Honey Maid stirred controversy with a recent commercial that challenged traditional notions of what constituted a family. "This Is Wholesome" features a variety of families, including interracial couples and their mixed-race children, as well as a same-sex couple and their children. (See the commercial below.) As would be expected, Honey Maid generated a response. The company could have let it lie. Instead Honey Maid decided to make a new statement.
  • Honey Maid Found The Perfect Way To Respond To Homophobes Who Hated Its New Ad

    04/04/2014 10:34:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 4, 2014 | Caroline Moss
    On March 10, Honey Maid - the graham cracker company - launched a commercial that celebrated all different kinds of families. The message was that no matter what, love is what makes a family a family... The title of the commercial was "Wholesome Love," but not everyone agreed with its message. A followup video was created by Honey Maid explaining the responses to the commercial...
  • Real satisfaction: Rolling Stones choose Israel over BDS boycott

    04/01/2014 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 01, 2014 | Zev Chafets
    In late March, Israeli concert promoter Shuki Weiss gathered the local media for an announcement of historical importance: The Rolling Stones are coming to town in early June for a huge outdoor show. Weiss said that bringing the group to Israel for the first time was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream. “These days, when we hear calls for boycotts from around the world, it can’t be taken for granted that a band of this magnitude will come to Israel,” he added.
  • 2nd Vote – A New Tool For Conservatives

    03/27/2014 5:40:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/27/14 | Chris Walker
    “Follow the money.” That phrase was made famous in the 1976 movie, “All the President’s Men.” Robert Redford and Hal Holbrook met in a dark parking lot at 2:00 am in the morning, which Bob Woodward said was in the bottom level of an underground garage just over the Key Bridge in Rosslyn. The phrase has withstood the test of time because it is a simple explanation for many things in life. If you want to know why a decision is made in government or in business, most likely, it has to do with money. This is the premise of...
  • World Vision reverses decision to hire gays

    03/26/2014 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2014 5:06 PM EDT
    A prominent evangelical charity is reversing a policy change announced two days ago to hire Christians in same-sex marriages. The humanitarian relief agency World Vision said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that the nonprofit had made a mistake by changing its policy for the U.S. The aid group’s leaders said they were broken-hearted over the pain the decision had caused. …
  • Huge victory in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/21/2014 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    MassResistance ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    These days there aren't too many big pro-family victories to celebrate. But Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston was one of them! It went wonderfully. The organizers stood up to the politicians and the rabid media who tried relentlessly to force them to include overt homosexual activist groups in their traditional Catholic, pro-family parade. And in the end many others stood with them. Labor unions, small businesses, several politicians, and an almost endless procession of military, religious, school, and other groups proudly marched before huge, cheering crowds.
  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patrick’s Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    3/17/14
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the media...so, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout

    03/15/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 162 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/15/14 | Antonio Planas
    The fight over Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade got frosty yesterday, with Boston Beer Co. pulling its longtime sponsorship from the parade over the organizers’ refusal to let gay veterans march — and one Southie bar fighting back with a vow to boycott the brew. “Sam Adams doesn’t support South Boston. They don’t want to support veterans like my father and uncle, so they can go sell their beer elsewhere,” said Tommy Flaherty Jr., a lifelong Southie resident whose father and uncle own the landmark Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant on West Broadway. Flaherty Jr. said he and his father, Thomas...
  • Erin Go Bye: Two Beer Makers Exit St. Patrick's Parades

    03/14/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 150 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    The makers of Sam Adams and Heineken beer say they are withdrawing their sponsorship of St. Patrick's Day parades because organizers exclude gay groups. Boston Beer Co., Sam Adam's brewer, said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and Boston parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march. Meanwhile, Heineken USA said it was withdrawing from the New York City parade, and told CNBC on Friday: "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade." The decisions came...
  • Tennessee liquor store bans Russian vodka in support of Ukraine

    03/11/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Staff
    The “Official International Public Relations Secretariat for the Headquarters of National Resistance of the EuroMaidan” has sent its thanks to Bob’s Wines in Knoxville, Tenn. According to a sign in the window and the store’s website, Bob’s will no longer sell Russian vodka due to the recent Russian aggression in Ukraine.
  • Israeli Apartheid’ – the new form of anti-Semitism

    03/02/2014 9:44:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-2-14 | John Duffy
    Israel’s policies cannot be compared to the racist internal policies of Apartheid South Africa. The Afrikaans word “apartheid” means “the state of being apart.” As well, apartheid was a system of racial segregation, through legislation, by the National Party of South Africa between 1948-1994. Under this system of governing, political representation for non-whites in South Africa ceased in 1970. Furthermore, in that same year, non-whites were denied citizenship. This racist policy forced the majority of non-white people to live in, and become members of, 10 tribally-based bantustans, or “homelands.” The white-led minority, represented by the National Party, also segregated education,...
  • Chicken Kiev or, Where Are Champions of Palestinians or "Indegenous" People Now?

    03/03/2014 7:39:41 PM PST · by JBGUSA · 3 replies
    My Own Writing | 3/3/2014 | jbgusa
    This post is about the rank hypocrisy we see in the West. And self-destructive hypocrisy. We don't criticize our enemies. Instead, we try to force the surrender of our allies. Thus the title, Chicken Kiev. The immediate setting is of course the Ukraine but this has happened before. During the 1970's through 1990's college campuses and other fashionable places were full of anti-apartheid movements. Since 2005 this has been replaced by anti-Israel "BDS" movement. At various times similar groups have championed more obscure causes such as rights of American Indians. The facts in these various situations are confusing and somewhat...
  • Sen. Schumer: BDS Is New Modern Anti-Semitism

    03/04/2014 3:40:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 3-3-14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Schumer at AIPAC 2014NY Senator Charles Schumer railed Monday against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, saying that the movement is a modern form of anti-Semitism. “It is very suspicious that those who boycott Israel don’t want to boycott anywhere else in the world,” Sen. Schumer told AIPAC. “I believe that those who call for boycotts of Israel without calling for boycotts of other neighboring nations are practicing, whether they know it or not, whether they admit it or not, a modern form of what we call anti-Semitism.” “The word that describes all of these acts is a very simple one:...
  • Delta Air Lines Makes Statement Defending the LGBT Community

    02/26/2014 2:25:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 2/26/14
  • Israel Won’t Submit to Boycott Threats

    02/11/2014 5:32:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 11, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Israel Won’t Submit to Boycott ThreatsPosted By Joseph Puder On February 11, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The speech given by Secretary of State John Kerry at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 1, 2014, created quite a stir in Israel. The media debated Kerry’s intent and politicians from across the political spectrum reacted to what they perceived as threats of boycotts against Israel. It is clear that Kerry’s statements were intended to intimidate the Israeli leadership into falling in line with the framework for peace he will be...
  • Anti-Abortion Groups Don't Want You to Buy Thin Mints

    02/06/2014 9:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | M.L. JOHNSON
    Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott. The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, another Democrat who supports abortion rights. "It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," said John...
  • Pro-life groups to protest Girl Scouts with #Cookiecott Tweetfest on Thursday

    02/06/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Soon millions of Americans will be buying Thin Mints from Girl Scouts at churches, street corners, and at neighbors' homes. But according to Human Life Alliance, American Life League, My Girl Scouts Council, and Live Action, those concerned about the sanctity of human life should consider boycotting the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) over the organization's links to pro-abortion organizations and individuals. The groups are organizing a Tweetfest on Thursday, urging Americans to use the hashtag #Cookiecott on Twitter to draw attention to GSUSA's associations with Planned Parenthood and other...
  • Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest

    02/06/2014 4:44:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | Susan Donaldson James
    Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive. "The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon," Subway said in a statement. The company said the move had nothing to do with the protest and that it was "already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts." But Vani Hari, the activist blogger who takes credit for the removal of yellow...
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    02/05/2014 8:18:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    After boycotting snow removal, William Wilhelm Jr. aka Bill de Blasio will be boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem like a fan of parades in general. Before the election he showed up at the Columbus Day Parade and claimed that he wasn’t doing it to support Columbus.Wilhelm Jr. isn’t a fan of St. Patrick either because the parade doesn’t allow gay rights signs. That will make Bill de Blasio the first mayor since Dinkins to pull this stunt. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s...
  • Coke returns to the ‘Jews Out!’ movement

    02/04/2014 8:11:19 AM PST · by idov · 12 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Feb, 4, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    When I moved to Israel from Canada in 1982 one of the first things I did was go to the local grocery to get some grub for the family. They wanted a bottle of Coca-Cola so I looked for it but didn’t see any and finally settled for Pepsi, the only brand name I recognized. I asked the cashier when I got to the checkout. “You don’t carry Coke?” “Boycott,” he replied. “Welcome to Israel.” The original boycott of doing business with Israeli companies was hatched by the Arab League in 1948 as an act of war. Coca-Cola went along...
  • European Banks Boycott Israeli Banks Because of 'Settlements'

    02/01/2014 6:57:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Two of the largest banks in northern Europe have announced they will boycott Israeli banks because they operate in “occupied territories”, the Walla! Hebrew-language news website reported on Saturday. The two banks in question are the Swedish Nordea Bank, which is the largest bank in Scandinavia, and the Norwegian Danske Bank, which is the largest bank in Denmark. Danske Bank, which serves five ​​million customers in Denmark and Northern Europe , publishes on its website a list of companies which are boycotted for legal and ethical reasons. Two weeks ago the list was updated and, according to Walla!, for the...
  • New York State passes anti-boycott legislation (w.r.t. Israel)

    01/31/2014 12:05:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 21:03 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    New York State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that directly addressed the controversy surrounding the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli universities. […] The bill was sponsored by Democratic Senator Jeff Klein, and it passed with a wide margin of 56-4. […] The new legislation would prevent New York higher-ed institutions from paying membership fees to academic groups that boycott Israel and will no longer reimburse students or scholars for their travel expenses to conventions of groups that have voted to boycott the Jewish State. …
  • Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, Christians

    01/25/2014 7:02:57 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 25, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, ChristiansBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 25, 2014 ... American starlet Scarlett Johansson responded to a wave of criticism thrown at her for agreeing to endorse the Israeli company SodaStream, which owns a factory in Israel. In a statement made to the Huffington Post, Johansson described her role as the first-ever brand ambassador for SodaStream as "building to peace." Johansson also made clear that despite the pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), she would not renege on her commitment to SodaStream, which will include a TV ad...
  • ‘The Boycott Began In Tel Aviv’ (out of leftist Israeli groups)

    01/24/2014 10:52:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 10:24 AM | Ari Yashar
    Yaakov Berg, CEO of Psagot Winery, revealed to Arutz Sheva that the international boycotts of Israel products began precisely in Tel Aviv. There, the discrimination by Israelis against domestic produce from over the 1949 Armistice line opened the international floodgates. “Today everyone is attacking the countries that boycott us, but I want to say that the true boycott began from among us,” emphasizes Berg. […] Berg noted that he is convinced the Tel Aviv boycotters will in the end be boycotted as well, a prediction borne out by reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry is manipulating the EU...
  • Hugh Laurie causes stir with call for Russia vodka boycott

    01/22/2014 9:51:51 AM PST · by Vostok-1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/20/2014 | Hugh Laurie
    Blackadder star Hugh Laurie has caused an outcry in Russia with his Twitter proposal to boycott the country's vodka over President Vladimir Putin's anti-gay rights laws.
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • More than 100 US universities combat ASA’s decision to boycott Israel

    01/02/2014 8:44:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.03.14, 00:43 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Over a hundred US universities have openly rejected the American Studies Association decision to academically boycott Israel. The list of schools includes Ivy League universities, such as Columbia, Princeton, and Harvard, as well as other top institutions such as Stanford. More universities are expected to tag along as administration returns after the holiday break. …
  • GLAAD Supports Wells Fargo: Boycott Wells Fargo

    12/31/2013 6:15:21 AM PST · by Tcinajeep · 16 replies
    Freeping ^ | 12/31/2013 | Tcinajeep
    GLAAD thanks for their financial support Comcast / NBC, Kettle One (Diageo), the Gill Foundation and Wells Fargo.
  • Gay TMZ Chief Slams GLAAD: They Preach Tolerance But They Won’t Tolerate Religious Beliefs

    12/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | 12/20/2013
    This is a week old, but I hadn't seen this before. It's an interesting view from a gay man. GLAAD has way over stepped their bounds.