Citing the companies' support for gay
rights, Mike and Mari Fuller of the Waha Bar & Grill in Waha
Idaho have stopped selling Miller-Coors and PepsiCo products.
Three years ago, the couple decided to
cast off beverages made by Miller-Coors and PepsiCo over the
companies' support of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of
“The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber
of Commerce is an entity that collects money from major corporations
to further promote policies for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and
transgenders. And being Christians we don't support that,” Mike
Fuller told ABC News.
“Whether it's for political
correctness, pressure from gay activist groups or from perceived
profit over moral principle, major corporations are increasingly
declaring their support for issues like gay marriage.”
The Fullers said they would welcome
back the companies if they pulled out of the NGLCC.
Miller-Coors said in a statement that
“the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is one of
the many organizations we are proud to support.
Rich Ferraro, spokesman for the Gay &
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), responded by saying that
the NGLCC “works to secure [a] culture where gay people, including
young adults, do not feel bullied. And it's unfair policies like
this that contribute to bullying and can even lead to violence.”
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