Christian Values Network (CVN) is an online shopping network that raises money for many different religious-affiliated groups from the purchases of products of over 600 companies (such as Target, Netflix, Avon.) There are many legitimate religious groups that can earn money from your purchases, but five of these groups have been declared anti-gay hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center - Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Summit Ministries, Abiding Truth Ministries, and the Liberty Counsel. These groups are discriminatory and encourage violence against LGBT people, all while promoting their bigoted missions in the name of religion.
Recently, a Change.org petition successfully persuaded Microsoft to end it's relationship with CVN. Instead of focusing on asking the 600+ groups to pull out of their partnerships with CVN, it would be more beneficial to all parties for CVN to remove it's partnership with these 5 hate groups. Please urge CVN to stop supporting anti-gay hate groups!
- Christian Values Network
- Stephen Baldwin
- Michael Lohan
I urge Christian Values Network to remove the five listed hate groups from their website. This is your chance to save your company from losing hundreds of partnering businesses and customers. Not complying will certainly cause more petitions to arise urging companies to end their partnerships with you, ruining your company. A huge loss of business due to companies (such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo) distancing themselves, or even a boycott, can simply be avoided if CVN would end their partnership with the following five hate groups:
- Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Summit Ministries, Abiding Truth Ministries, and the Liberty Counsel
These groups are discriminatory and encourage violence against LGBT people, all while promoting their bigoted missions in the name of religion. Each group has been proclaimed a anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. A core Christian value is to love your neighbor and to share your faith with as many as possible. Listing these five hate groups on your website sends the message to LGBT people that you don't care about them. Why would you further the notion that LGBT people can't also be Christians? Please stop supporting anti-gay hate groups!
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