Saturday, November 11, 2006

How Crazy Are Religious Right Extremists In The U.S.?

They are this fucking crazy:

"Conservative Christian organizations are contacting supporters to urge a Thanksgiving weekend boycott of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. because the company is offering to pay a commission to a small nonprofit gay organization for sending buyers its way.

Each purchase made by clicking through the Washington D.C. Center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People's Web site to Wal-Mart's retail site generates a payment to the group worth 5 percent of the sale.

Donald Wildmon, chairman of the Mississippi-based American Family Association, said Friday that his group has sent e-mails to 3 million supporters urging a boycott because the deal suggests Wal-Mart executives believe "the homosexual agenda is worthy of their support".

Operation Rescue, a Christian conservative group based in Kansas, also is calling for a Thanksgiving boycott of the retailer.

Michael Sessa, president of the D.C. Center, said he was "not familiar with the brouhaha" because his group's Web links are so rarely used.

Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar said that since the link was established with the group in 2002, it has attracted one purchase at Wal-Mart, worth $41.73. That purchase generated a payment of $4.17, apparently because Wal-Mart was offering a 10 percent commission at the time, he said."

Read more of the insanity here.

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