A-1 Self Storage Company
CBRL Group Inc. (Cracker Barrel restaurants
Golfland Entertainment Centers
Insure.com (online insurance quote-comparison portal): The Company is a major sponsor of Bill O’Reilly’s radio talk show and Bill gives voice to their commercial. In addition to selling insurance, they provide information about the insurance industry. In an article on the business website entitled “Top five ways to kill yourself and get away with it”, They lists the number one way to kill yourself: “1. Being gay.”
Manchester Grand Resorts
Meijer Inc. (Retail supercenter)
OutsidePride.com: Sounds like gay banner website but, in fact, is an on-line seed and lawn care retailer.
Request Foods: A frozen-food maker and supplier to Campbell’s Soup works hard to keep civil rights away from gays and lesbians in their community. In a political ad they ran to defeat a local nondiscrimination policy, they accuse gay people of being psychologically disordered, suggest that people can spontaneously change their sexual orientation, and argue that gays and lesbians don’t deserve civil rights because homosexuality is destructive to society.
Salvation Army: This “non-profit” religious organization is anti-gay and actively lobbies against pro-gay legislation in the US and abroad. The money you put in that red kettle is going to anti-gay evangelical Christian lobbyists. They believe that since they’re a “church” they have the right to not hire gay people because they are sinners. Salvation Army reserves the right to discriminate in hiring, promoting, and firing gay people, and in the benefits they provide their employees. And they come right out and admit that “practicing homosexuals” are not welcome in the “church.”
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.: Does not offer domestic partner benefits except in locations required by law. Wal-Mart is the largest retail seller of books but refuses to carry any LGBT titles in their stores. However, they do sell an “ex-gay” children’s book.
I’m sure there are many other businesses as well and that this is not a complete list, however, it was brought to my attention lately and I am putting it out there to inform my friends and family of this awful trend with big businesses! Whether you care or don’t care, shop there, don’t shop there, or will no longer shop at one of these places at least you are informed.