Another Target of Tiny Group That Got Lowe's to Pull Ad Was E! Bio on Surf City Resident

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Lowe's is suffering a backlash from politicians, civil rights advocates and celebrities from Mia Farrow to Kal Penn for bowing to pressure from the tiny Florida Family Association to pull the home improvement retail giant's commercials from TLC's All-American Muslim. But Lowe's was just the latest advertiser approached by the conservative Christian group that claims its campaigns have had varying success. After the jump are other targets of the FFA, including a biography on a Huntington Beach resident.

A Lowe's spokesman explained to The Hollywood Reporter Friday its decision to bow to the FFA: "We understand the program raised concerns, complaints or issues from multiple sides of the viewer spectrum, which we found after doing research of news articles and blogs covering the show."

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Under that reasoning, guess we won't see any Lowe's ads during The McLaughlin Group.

Here's that list we promised:

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ABC's Modern Family (for characterizing same-sex relationships as normal and heterosexual couples as abnormal, according to the FFA)

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Gay Day at Disney World (but, alas, not Disneyland. It's unfair, FFA claimed, that Gay Day is all day while grad nights and the Night of Joy Christian celebration are held after-hours)
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Steve
Steve

What if they just don't want to sponsor Muslims because they don't like them? If you don't like Lowe's, great. It keeps the line down at the register.

LadyTigerTexas
LadyTigerTexas

How can civil and human rights groups defendA religion that is currently participating in the subjugation of an entire gender? Under the "shroud" of religious scholars who interpret laws as they see fit. It's not hard to google the Rights of Women in Muslim countries. Human rights? Civil rights? Lowe's had freedom of speech, that's more than we can say for many women (and men for that matter) who grow up

C. Mcghghy
C. Mcghghy

Last time I checked this was supposed to be a free country.  You can't tell Lowe's which show to sponsor (and reality shows are all stupid) and they are free to sponsor what they choose.  I will continue to shop Lowe's and support them.  I have nothing against the Muslims except when they choose to attack our country, destroy our buildings, airplanes and take lives.  If I have done this to you then you would have certainly taken action.  Lowe's is perfectly within their rights and I will still stop in there the next time I go by their store.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Maybe they can get Noah's bagels to step in as a sponsor? 

This was my favorite... ABC's Modern Family (for characterizing same-sex relationships as normal and heterosexual couples as abnormal, according to the FFA

Really? So we can watch Cops in Rialto where the mom is hooking the dad is making meth in the bathtub and the 3 babies are walking around the parking lot of the Motel they live in wearing a 2 day old diaper... But its cool because the family unit is in tact... Is that right FFA? 

Heh... You see I don't always defend those wily little Christians!

Sameryousef
Sameryousef

LadyTigerTexas, I suggest that you do some research on women abuse.check this out:"Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or male lovers." source: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org...

Also, check this out:

"between 15% of women in Japan and 70% of women in Ethiopia and Peru reported physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner;between 0.3–11.5% of women reported experiencing sexual violence by a non-partner;the first sexual experience for many women was reported as forced – 24% in rural Peru, 28% in Tanzania, 30% in rural Bangladesh, and 40% in South Africa." Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre...

Also, check this out: "Ten million girls have been killed by their parents in India in the past 20 years" Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/s... 

C Donahoe
C Donahoe

Yes, it is a free country.  Lowe's has the right to sponsor or not sponsor whomever they wish.  The FFA has the right to try to pressure sponsors into abandoning shows because of whatever moral issue they have with them.  And the rest of the world has the right to tell Lowe's and the FFA to suck it if they don't like what they're doing.  You want to continue supporting Lowe's... well that's your right too.  But don't sit there and tell the people who don't like Lowe's for caving into the pressure of the FFA that they don't get to say or do something about it.  That's just hypocritical.

savvysearch
savvysearch

You say Lowe's has a right to sponsor who they choose. Well, I wish the Christian group would have espoused to that philosophy before they demanded Lowe's to pull their ads from the show. But something tells me you probably didn't have much of an issue with that censorship of free enterprise. 

Sameryousef
Sameryousef

My apology, I am not trying to say that your knowledge of international affairs is limited, but I forgot to clarify that none of the countries listed in those articles were Muslim countries.

Sameryousef
Sameryousef

NurseLove,Trust me, I am fully aware that some women get abused in some Muslim countries and among Muslim communities. It was not my intention in any way to defend that abuse. I totally condemn and I am against any form of abuse of women, children, or anybody else for that sake. I did attempt to find some statistics about women abuse in Muslim countries, but could not find valuable data. But again, that does not mean it doesn't exist. But what I intended to say was that, how come when Muslim women get abused, we blame the Islamic religion for it, but when nonmuslim women get abused, we blame the abusing individuals alone. Not many people talk about women abuse in the US and other nonmuslim countries, while in fact, and like you stated, the issue is very real and alarming? Should we thank Fox news for that? I do feel for every woman who gets abused, regardless of her nationality and religion. By the way, I was listening to NPR today in my way back from work, and they stated that 25% of American women have reported abuse. That is just crazy. I truely would like to see our beloved media pay more attention to the little baby girls who are killed every day in India and China and elsewhere. These practices have got to stop. I am a father of two little girls, and I can't believe that some parents would wish harm to their kids. Let us all hope that this issue would be addressed properly.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

You and Smeryousef both make excellent points. What really irks me is folks acting like Muslims invented the oppression of women...as if misogyny didn't exist before Islam! I think we all know that's not true. And the wrongheadedness of some is not an excuse to condemn all Muslims...

NurseLove
NurseLove

I work at abuse shelters here in the good ol US but thanks for the lesson darling . Come with me and sit in triage- I'm an ER nurse- I take care of people from all races, religions and cultures. I do see an alarming trend. Defend what you want. I think religion has no place in civilized discussion. Yes... The statistics are alarming. And unfortunately, it is only getting worse because the tolerance of such atrocities in the name of "freedom" has gone too far. I work on the front lines. Many women come to the US afraid. Not just Muslim- no- zealots and bigots are all over- believe me- I understand. I think what I find most alarming is the overwhelming defense of a culture that does subjugate women-

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