PepsiCo boycott petition reaches 500,000 signers
American Family Association (AFA) says it has now secured over 500,000 signatures from those pledging to boycott the PepsiCo Company over its continued support of same-sex marriage and homosexual advocacy. AFA has been promoting a boycott of PepsiCo since January, 2009.
AFA asked PepsiCo to be neutral in the culture war and not support the homosexual agenda. PepsiCo refused. The company continues to give financial support to homosexual organizations.
President Tim Wildmon says AFA is committed to the boycott as long as PepsiCo is advancing a lifestyle that is extremely unhealthy and dangerous. "It's a medical fact that persons trapped in homosexuality are statistically higher to experience shortened life spans, clinical depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and life-ending diseases. Why can't PepsiCo understand that is not a good cause to be supporting?"
PepsiCo gave $500,000 to Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and another $500,000 to the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). The total of $1,000,000 was used to help promote homosexuality in the workplace. HRC and PFLAG were major supporters of the efforts to defeat Proposition 8 in California, which defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. HRC gave $2.3 million to the effort to defeat Prop 8.
American Family Association is a pro-family advocacy organization with over 2.5 million online supporters.