“Backlash for Lowe’s as ads pulled from Muslim show”

Posted: December 12, 2011 in Bidness, Religiosity

It looks like Lowes may not be the only advertiser bowing to pressure from a bunch of fundamentalist kooks.

The Florida Family Association claims that most (65 of 67) of the companies that were targeted in the anti “All American Muslim”  campaign, did not continue advertising on the TV show.  (FFA’s website was crashed by Anonymous, so this is the cached version.)  Some companies have said that FFA is being less than truthful in that claim.  At this point, Lowes seems to be taking the brunt of the anger of the broader-minded opposition.  Hard to say if that is warranted…

This group is an example of a small vocal minority that has outsized clout…Why? Because “family” companies are really afraid of fundamentalists not buying their products?  This is not the entire Episcopal synod threatening a boycott.  It’s probably a collection of Bible-belt busybodies with a lot of time on their hands.  How big a financial loss would they represent, versus a potential boycott?

But it just goes to show how a small, well organized campaign can wield a lot of power.  Hmmm, maybe we could get them to go after some of entrenched politicians…


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