June 8, 2015 11:00 pm -


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to boycott gay-friendly corporations. And he says he’s doing his part by moving all the bank accounts for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association out of Wells Fargo because of its ad featuring a lesbian couple. “This is one way we as Christians can speak out — we…


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28 responses to Franklin Graham Urges Boycott Of Gay-Friendly Companies

  1. arc99 June 8th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Here is a list of companies the anti-gay zealots will no longer do business with. These companies have a formal relationship with the Human Rights Campaign, which I think is the largest gay advocacy group in the country. Many other companies such as Wells Fargo are not an official corporate partner but as we see are quite gay friendly.

    Without Apple or Microsoft or IBM, these poor aggrieved right wingers will have to give up all their computers and return to life as it was in the 1950’s. Maybe that is for the best since clearly they are completely out of place in the 21st century. But they are going to have to give up their Viagra too. Damn you Pfizer!

    This is going to be fun.

    American Airlines
    Coca-Cola Company
    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
    Nationwide Insurance & VPI Pet Insurance
    Northrop Grumman
    Cox Enterprises
    Ernst & Young LLP
    MGM Resorts International
    Boston Scientific
    Credit Suisse
    Goldman Sachs
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Lincoln Financial Group
    Macy’s Inc.
    Morgan Stanley
    TD Bank
    Whirlpool Corporation

    • fredoandme June 9th, 2015 at 4:48 am

      I hope he makes public the list of companies he approves of, so, we’ll, you know, know who NOT to patronize.
      this could work.

      • Dwendt44 June 9th, 2015 at 12:24 pm

        I’m surprised that hasn’t already happened. The brain dead followers need guidance.

        • fredoandme June 9th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

          i hang my head in shame. i, too, have actually wished they WERE brain dead. briefly. on occasion. from time to time.
          that’s not nice of me. i’m pretty sure, though, that it’s a natural and reasonable reaction, not uncommon, i am not special. grown ups should be able to resist the urge to make it so.
          so far, so good.

    • Warman1138 June 9th, 2015 at 4:49 am

      That’s going to send them back to the stone age, where they belong.

    • Larry Schmitt June 9th, 2015 at 5:07 am

      Those people aren’t bright enough to figure out which companies are subsidiaries of other companies that they “don’t approve of.” Theirs is a boycott that is guaranteed to fail. For example, Pepsi owns Frito-Lay. Are you telling me these goobers will quit eating Doritos and Mountain Dew? I don’t think so.

    • tracey marie June 9th, 2015 at 7:50 am

      no mocha coffee or phones for phobes .

  2. labman57 June 8th, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    An interesting contrast in ideologies can be seen in boycott petitions.

    Conservatives call for boycotts against companies and broadcasts that promote compassion, whereas progressives champion boycotts against companies and broadcasts that espouse intolerance.

    And of course, when conservatives boycott a business for supporting progressive causes, said boycott is a righteous act of patriotism.
    When progressives carry out a boycott, it’s a socialistic act of cowardice and an unpatriotic attack on capitalism.

    • tracey marie June 9th, 2015 at 7:48 am

      That is perfect!

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak June 9th, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Yeppers – if any of you have the boycott app known as buycott you may have seen many right wing extremist groups listed.

  3. whatthe46 June 9th, 2015 at 12:06 am

    well, makes sense. they can’t boycott companies that caters to “minorities” so it’s the next best thing right? FK’N ASSSSSSSSHHHHOOOOOOLLLLLLEEEESSSSS

    • fahvel June 9th, 2015 at 2:12 am

      I’d like to ad a few h’s and o’s and s’s please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • whatthe46 June 9th, 2015 at 2:26 am

        you’ve got it.

        • fredoandme June 9th, 2015 at 4:44 am

          we’re going to run out at this rate!

  4. William June 9th, 2015 at 1:29 am


    • GuyBertram June 9th, 2015 at 1:59 am

      oh that’s GOOD. Back to the 30’s is just what they want.

    • fahvel June 9th, 2015 at 2:12 am

      brilliant W!!!!!

    • Larry Schmitt June 9th, 2015 at 5:08 am

      That’s fabulous.

  5. fredoandme June 9th, 2015 at 4:43 am

    silly man. there are no other jewelry stores like tiffany & co. don’t be fooled, people.

  6. Warman1138 June 9th, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Nothing like the spewing of hate from a tax free pulpit to rile single brain cell organisms.

  7. tracey marie June 9th, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Such hate, fear and ignorance this fake xtian displays is an abomination.

  8. illinoisboy1977 June 9th, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Boycotting no longer makes much of a difference. There are enough people on both sides of the fence that, when you boycott, those in direct opposition to your point-of-view are going to patronize that business in support of their position. In the end, the business looses little, or even gains a bit, and said boycott was merely symbolic and had no real impact.

    • arc99 June 9th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      I think the relevant point here is that even the most die-hard true believers are not going to stop patronizing Facebook, or stop using all computers. This boycott will be less than symbolic since even the most ardent supporters are unlikely to participate.

  9. Dwendt44 June 9th, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Like most leading Fundagelicals, the Graham corporation has many millions in the bank. That amount of money moving out gets noticed. Will it result in any real change? A big fat NO to that.
    Of course, I have no use for banks anyway.

  10. arc99 June 9th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    One day into the boycott and things are not going well at all, for the boycotters that is….

    Franklin Graham Drops Bank Over LGBT Rights Stance, Joins Bank That’s Sponsoring A Pride Event

  11. mcalleyboy June 9th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Great idea and a welcomed pay back for the gay community and a possible equalizer in the office.