A second worker upset over Wal-Mart’s newly-contrived “gay” agenda is quitting the retail chain to take a stand for Christianity, and is citing a report from WND about another woman who also decided she’d had enough.
Karin Laginess, of Auberndale, Fla., told WND yesterday that it was as if “God hit me” when she saw the earlier WND report about Janet Baird.
Baird, of Ohio, heard the shocking new plans that WND had reported several weeks ago directly from the mega-corporation’s international headquarters: that the company is, in fact, contributing to the financial and moral agenda of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
She quit, and now Laginess has joined her.
“I just got home from shopping at Winn-Dixie,” Laginess told WND yesterday. “I am not going to buy anything else from Wal-Mart again.”
She promised her supervisor she would give two weeks’ notice, and she only has a few days left on that.
“The minute my husband made me aware of this, I started to just cry,” she said. “It broke my heart to see them choose to side themselves with what I call such an immoral organization. I just sat and cried.”
She had been discussing moral decline in America with her husband just a few days earlier, and had concluded that’s just what the world is coming to these days.
Then when she discovered the chain at which she’s shopped since it opened also had chosen that very direction to move, and she realized she could make a choice – let it go and conclude that’s just the way of the world, or make a stand.
It was as if God told her: “Hey there, even you are beginning to be that way, letting other people tear down God’s word.”
“I felt I was beginning to become numb to some things,” she said, so decided to make her stand.
“Within a couple hours, I had written out my resignation letter,” she said, and although her supervisor asked her to reconsider, she hasn’t felt the need.
“I stated exactly why I was leaving, because the company had gone into partnership with this league,” she said.
Her husband sent an e-mail to Wal-Mart, “but of course we have not heard back from them.”
“Jesus would love people, but he wants them not to be sinning,” she said. “I feel like I can do more for the Lord’s work by quitting, and boycotting if I can do that, and telling others about it.”
Baird had told WND just about a week earlier of her decision. She had worked for the chain for years, rising through the ranks and even running wedding fairs and other promotions.
But she said she felt strongly that she needed to not be in that environment any longer.
“I got God backing me. That’s where I stand on it,” she told WND in an interview.
It was during an interview with WND in August Wal-Mart spokesman Bob McAdam said, “It is correct that we have a dialogue with the (gay chamber). This is just what businesses do.”
Baird said Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton was such a moral man, “he wouldn’t even allow music to be sold in his stores if it had bad language.”
Baird now has announced plans to launch a series of protests in front of Wal-Marts to let others know of the corporation’s agenda.
“As Christians we have to take a stand and get the word out because most people are not aware of what is happening,” she said.
Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., said while the NGLCC “professes to promote the ‘interests of the LGBT business community,’ this is not all they have done.”
He said the group recently described efforts to defend traditional marriage as an attempt to “write discrimination into the Constitution …” and it has advocated attaching a pro-homosexual “hate crimes” amendment to legislation intended to protect children from violent sex offenders.