The American Family Association is organizing a boycott of Pepsi for its support of the homosexual agenda. The group claims to have 500,000 signatures on a petition boycotting Pepsi and all Pepsi related products. The Pepsi boycott campaign has been ongoing since January based mostly on Pepsico’s donation of $500,000 dollars to a group which fought for the defeat of Proposition 8 in California.
The AFA has asked Pepsi to be neutral, neither supporting or promoting the homosexual agenda or lifestyle. Pepsi supposedly gave upwards of $1 million dollars to two groups that promote the homosexual agenda and lifestyle. One group is the (HRC) Human Rights Campaign and the other is Parents, Families, and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG).
The American Family Association is a group founded in 1977 based on Christian principles and who are actively engaged in what they call the “culture war”. You can go here to see more about the AFA.
Pepsi is a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and reportedly asks employees to attend diversity training in which they are trained to accept the homosexual lifestyle. I couldn’t find confirmation of this but Pepsi does rank high in diversity for GLBT employees.
An interesting document from Human Rights Campaign website grades corporations on their handling of the homosexual agenda and treatment of homosexuals in general. You can check out the document here. Pepsi does rank high with (HRC) but so does a bevy of other corporations that I venture to say all of us frequent regularly.
The American Family Association also claims that Pepsi sponsors gay pride parades in New York and all over the country as well as sponsors television shows that promote the gay lifestyle. The Pepsi Boycott seems to be for one reason or another a corporate witch hunt aimed at Pepsico. There are billions in corporate dollars that go to groups such as Human Rights Campaign every year from a multitude of corporations.
Boycotting Pepsi won’t stop that from happening; whether you have 500,000 or 5 billion signatures.