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Apple: Stop raising money for anti-gay hate groups

July 9, 2011
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An important Petition from Change.org.  As an LGBT person or supporter it’s important to know where you should, and shouldn’t put your money.  Microsoft has already removed their name from the shopping list at CVN.  Make Apple do it next!

Did you know that dozens of major brands, including Target, Macy’s, Delta, Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, Dell, and even Sesame Street are supporting known hate groups through the link referral service know as the Christian Values Network (CVN)?

According to CVN, there are more than 170,000 charities that benefit from the CVN’s service by receiving donations through purchases made through the site. For example, someone could buy airline tickets from Delta, and the airline would make a donation to the charity of the customer’s choice through CVN.

Unfortunately, there are several organizations included on CVN’s service that support discrimination. The Southern Poverty Law Center has declared the following organizations as known “hate groups,” for their blatant and repeated homophobic lies about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Focus on the Family Family Research Council Summit Ministries Abiding Truth Ministries Liberty Counsel Each of these charities receive donations through CVN when customers buy products through CVN stores linked to these charities.

Corporations that are typically strong on LGBT rights like Apple, Wells Fargo, Macy’s and others, are allowing their brands to be used to raise money for organizations whose major focus of work is hurting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. This has to stop. Call on Apple to insist CVN stop using their brand to raise money for hate.

via Petition: Apple: Stop raising money for anti-gay hate groups like “Focus on the Family” | Change.org.

Sign the petition here.