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I Need to Change My Laundry Soap

By JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton

I have used Tide laundry soap for years and have really liked it, but next time I go to the grocery store I will purchase a different brand. I'm also going to change my toothpaste for something other than Crest. Why? Because I choose to make a statement to Proctor and Gamble, even though my statement is small. I do not want to support in any way what they are financially supporting.

“Proctor & Gamble has been a leading sponsor of two TV shows that promote homosexuality -– Will & Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy -– investing over $10 million dollars in just a few month's worth of advertising on those programs.”

I personally do not approve of this type of programming and choose to speak out in a small way. But it won't be a small way if all of you do the same. Money seems to be the issue that advertisers understand. The Parents Television Council, One Million Moms and One Million Dads have caused programs to be dropped because advertisers would not support them. I hope that Proctor & Gamble feels the impact of public spending.

One of my concerns is that media teaches values. A mother last week expressed a concern she had for her two preschool daughters. She said that over and over as they played, they pulled their tee shirt necks until they went over their shoulders. After pulling them down low, they then pulled up the bottoms to show their navels. So why do these children have these behaviors? Perhaps they came from television images, or perhaps they came from images off magazines in check out lanes. They did come from somewhere. Children are not born with these ideas.

Humorous programming is promoting homosexual values, and each of us has to decide whether or not we wish to support this.

Don Wildmon, American Family Association chairman, said that Proctor & Gamble has been “one of the strongest corporate sponsors of the homosexual agenda in the country. Indeed. A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble, donated $5,163 in P&C stock to help the homosexual community repeal a law in Cincinnati that prohibited giving special rights to homosexuals. The homosexual advocacy organization, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, lists P&G as a major sponsor of its workplace summits, which are held “to promote homosexuality in the corporate world.”

The American Family Association is encouraging the general public to join in a boycott of three products: P&G Crest toothpaste, Tide detergent, and Pampers diapers. Some people are boycotting all P&G products. A complete list can be found on www.pgboycott.com.

Other organizations besides AFA are joining in the boycott. They include Focus on the Family, The Center for Reclaiming America, American Values, Point Of View Radio, Council for National Policy Action Inc., Exodus International, Faith2Action, Vision America, Free Market Foundation and Cornerstone Policy Research. I choose to join the boycott.

Another thing we can do, if we choose, is to call Chairman Lafley at (513) 983-1100 and politely let him know that we are participating in the boycott and will ask others to do the same. They can choose what they support, but we can choose whether or not to buy their products.


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