November 21st, 2006

Wally is Back

Looks like my boycott of Wal-Mart can come to a quasi-close.

In what may seem as an immediate response to AFA’s calls for a boycott during after-Thanksgiving sales, Wal-Mart has just issued the following release:

Wal-Mart will not make corporate contributions to support or oppose highly controversial issues unless they directly relate to our ability to serve our customers.

Wal-Mart does not have a position on same sex marriage and we do not give preference to gay or lesbian suppliers. Wal-Mart does have a strong commitment to diversity among our associates and against discrimination everywhere.

This is a nice result. I’m glad that people spoke out and were able to get Wal-Mart to change course. Now if only they’d stop using sweatshops in China, I could feel good about shopping there…

One Response to “Wally is Back”

  1. Naiah Earhart
    November 22, 2006 at 1:17 pm #

    Their statement is so double-pandering. The first half appeases those who are against it all; the last sentence assures the gay rights activitsts that they do still matter. Lovely diplomatic doublespeak.

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