Nearly a quarter-of-a-million people have signed a pledge to boycott Procter & Gamble products because of the company’s policy on homosexual rights.
As WorldNetDaily reported, the American Family Association and James Dobson’s Focus on the Family are promoting the boycott of the Cincinnati-based company for its efforts to overturn a local law barring special rights to homosexuals.
Dobson has urged listeners of his daily radio program to stop buying two of the company’s best-known products, Tide laundry detergent and Crest toothpaste.
He argues that in addition to giving $10,000 to the campaign to overturn the amendment in November, Procter & Gamble has said it “will not tolerate discrimination in any form, against anyone, for any reason.”
The family advocate says while the company does not explicitly endorse same-sex marriage, its statements and policies communicate the notion that restricting marriage to one man and one woman is discriminatory.
A Procter & Gamble media contact gave WND the company’s standard response to the boycott.
“Statements and assertions made by these organizations are wrong. P&G has not supported gay marriage. The definition of marriage is a subject that will be debated and decided by voters.”
Donald E. Wildmon, founder and chairman of AFA, said P&G is aggressively leading the fight to repeal the law.
Citizens to Restore Fairness, the group advocating special rights for homosexuals, is chaired by Gary Wright, an employee of P&G on a leave of absence to lead the campaign. Wright also heads P&G’s corporate
homosexual group GABLE/P&G.
Wildmon says P&G has written its employees, encouraging support for the company’s efforts.
He stated that while P&G supports laws favoring homosexuals, it refuses to back the Ohio Marriage Protection Amendment which defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.
P&G has been promoting the homosexual political agenda for years, Wildmon says, including advertising in homosexual-themed publications and television programs.