Why businesses go homo

Chobani Yogurt goes homo

That’s the title of FOTM’s latest in a series of posts on businesses or corporations pandering to homosexuals. See, for example:

Have you wondered why businesses do that, given the fact that LGBTs comprise at most 2% to 3% of the U.S. population?

Here’s the answer:

It’s all about the money. Homosexuals, especially the men, are known to be a demographic group that’s relatively well-off. See:

In a stubbornly-recessional economy, by “going homo,” businesses are hoping to attract the homo dollar — the pot of gold promised by the LGBT rainbow — while confident that they’ll retain heterosexual consumers. Truth be told, how many heterosexuals have actually boycotted businesses that’ve gone homo?

LGBT pot of gold

Case in point, according to Schaeffer’s Investment Research, on the day that the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage across America, the states’ constitutional rights be damned:

…a bit of a bump for XO Group Inc (NASDAQ: XOXO). The parent company for The Knot, The Bump, and The Nest advanced nearly 4% in the immediate wake of the announcement, with some firms estimating the ruling will translate into a “gay-marriage stimulus package.”

The shares have backed off a bit, but are still about 1.1% higher on the day, at $16.23. XOXO’s site director told MarketWatch, “As we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize marriage equality for the entire country, our study shows that LGBTQ couples are hosting intimate weddings, with a focus on the guest experience and lots of personalized details.”

…Meanwhile, other stocks that saw post-SCOTUS jumps include jewelry retailers Blue Nile Inc (NASDAQ:NILE) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG), as well as luxury goods titan Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF).

XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc., is a media company that publishes multi-media content for couples who are planning weddings, moving in together, or having their child. The company generates revenue through online advertising, merchandising, registry services, and publishing. The company headquarters are located in New York City, with offices in several locations in the US and in China.

~Éowyn

How the Left shut down debates and how Conservatives can fight back

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Fox News contributor Guy Benson is the co-author of the new book End of Discussion.

The Daily Signal interviewed Benson about how the left uses topics like race and bigotry to silence conservatives in debates.

You can watch the full 10-minute interview or see Benson’s answers to each question by going to the times in the video listed below. His answers constitute a list of the tactics used by the Left to silence us:

  • Race baiting “dog whistles” to stymie political debate (2:12 mark)
  • Accusation that the purpose of voter ID laws is racist because they limit minority voters (4:04 mark)
  • How the Right can combat the Left’s claim that voter ID laws are racist (6:12 mark)
  • Opponents of same-sex marriage are bigots (7:48 mark). Interestingly, Benson is a homosexual, but he defends those who oppose same-sex marriage even though he doesn’t agree with their viewpoint.

In short, the Left shut down debates by playing the perennial cards of Racism and Bigotry.

racism is the Left's defense mechanism

How do we fight against their tactics?

  1. Don’t take their bait.
  2. Let their accusations of “Racist! Bigot!” roll off like water off a duck’s back. In fact, my standard response to trolls calling us racist is with a bored Y-A-W-N. yawn
  3. Calmly, confidently, and serenely point out their hysteria and irrationality.
  4. Turn their accusations against them, as shown in the examples below:

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H/t Robert K. Wilcox

~Éowyn

Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

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“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8

We have been subjected to a lot of apocalyptic talk in recent days.

One of my family members came back from a big Christian music event, and told me he doesn’t intend to go there again. He said that on the way home, the others in the car with him were talking about how all Christians will soon be rounded up and killed, due to the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. He said he has had it with all the fear talk. One of the geniuses in the car even said there are only about 15,000 real Christians in the country. (I would love to see how he gets his statistics.)

My advice was to remind him of some things that have not changed:

  • Gays are a tiny minority in this country, and the radical ones who want to cause trouble are a tiny minority of the gays. That’s a small number.
  • Christians in America are a majority, which is why each of the elections since Obama was elected have seen landslides for conservatives.The Christians in America are not pacifists. We will fight.
  • God hasn’t abandoned us.
  • The war between good and evil has been going on since Cain killed Abel. People thought the world was ending when Hitler took over.
  • This is not the final round. We don’t stop fighting. We need to be like Rocky Balboa, and get back in the ring. Make the enemy wish they had never started the fight.

Whether the Lord returns today, or 30,000 years from now, whether we leave this earth in the rapture or when our death comes, God’s desire is that we…

Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God

Let’s be sure that we are found doing good, instead of wasting time speculating on the timing of of things the Father is keeping secret.


Walmart says no to Confederate cake, but bakes an ISIS-flag cake

It’s been 150 years since the end of the American Civil War that ended the Confederacy. But in the current anti-Confederate frenzy whipped up by politicians and the media, a Walmart store actually refused a customer’s request for a Confederate-flag cake, but assented to his request for a cake topped with the battle flag of ISIS or the Islamic State — the flag of jihadists who behead Christians.

On June 25, 2015, Herman Netzhammer went to the bakery department of a Walmart Supercenter on Northshore Blvd. in Sidell, Louisiana, and requested an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it.

Walmart denied his request.

The next day, Netzhammer returned to that Walmart and requested an Edible image cake with the ISIS battle flag image. As he recounts:

“They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States……..but you can’t buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It’s a damn shame.”

 

Here is Netzhammer’s rejection letter for his Confederate cake request:

ISIS receipt

And here is his receipt for the ISIS cake that Walmart made:

ISIS cake

H/t Clash Daily and FOTM’s CSM

See also:

~Éowyn

This Is CNN…

Google must be hard to use. The ISIS flag:

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The items on this flag at the gay pride parade: butt plugs and dildos.

This is embarrassing…

DCG

Toronto councilor tells young kids to become gay activists at Pride flag raising

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Kristyn Wong-Tam

LifeSiteNews.com: About 20 children, appearing to be kindergarten age, were given front row seating at Toronto’s “Gay Pride” flag raising ceremony this week at city hall. During one city councilor’s speech, she spoke directly to them and told them to “make sure the work is carried forward” of promoting the acceptance of homosexuality in society. 

“Because we know the work [is] never finished, we’re going to rely on you little guys and gals to make sure the work is carried forward,” lesbian Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam told the youngsters from Clinton Street Public School in the Toronto District School Board at the June 22 event.

The children, who were led to the event by two activists dressed as fruits — a kiwi and a blueberry — were handed mini gay pride flags and were used by the mayor and other homosexual activists for a photo op.

Speeches by Mayor John Tory, Councillor Wong-Tam and other homosexual activists emphasized how homosexual achievements throughout the city recently have made Toronto a template for homosexual activism across Canada.

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“When Toronto acts, I hope the rest of the country indeed does follow,” Tory said in his speech, in which he focused on differentiating himself from former Mayor Rob Ford who on principle did not attend one Gay Pride Parade during his years as mayor.

“I have been proud to attend many Pride Festival flag-raisings right here over the years and now I have the privilege to be here in 2015 as an enthusiastic, supportive mayor in Toronto,” he said.

“My entire family will march with happiness and enthusiasm at this year’s pride parade,” he said at one point, adding: “You have a friend in the mayor of Toronto.”

A blogger from Blogwrath filmed the event and published the video and photos. In the blogger’s view, when compared to the past years, this year’s event “looked and sounded like a homosexual victory party.”

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Go to Blogwrath to see pictures from the event.

DCG

 

Greek debt crisis: Banks to stay shut, capital controls imposed

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BCC: Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says. Speaking after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it was not increasing emergency funding to Greek banks, Mr. Tsipras said Greek deposits were safe.

Greece is due to make a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday – the same day that its current bailout expires. Greece risks default and moving closer to a possible exit from the eurozone.

Greeks have been queuing to withdraw money from cash machines over the weekend, and the Bank of Greece said it was making “huge efforts” to keep the machines stocked. Greek banks are expected to stay shut until 7 July, two days after Greece’s planned referendum on the terms it had been offered by international creditors for receiving fresh bailout money. The Athens stock exchange will also be closed on Monday.

Eurozone finance ministers blamed Greece for breaking off the talks, and the European Commission took the unusual step on Sunday of publishing proposals by European creditors that it said were on the table at the time.

But Greece described creditors’ terms as “not viable”, and asked for an extension of its current deal until after the vote was completed. “[Rejection] of the Greek government’s request for a short extension of the programme was an unprecedented act by European standards, questioning the right of a sovereign people to decide,” Mr. Tsipras on Sunday said in a televised address.

“This decision led the ECB today to limit the liquidity available to Greek banks and forced the Greek central bank to suggest a bank holiday and restrictions on bank withdrawals.”

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The Greek prime minister said he had sent a new request for an extension to the bailout. “I am awaiting their immediate response to a fundamental request of democracy,” he said.

The temporary closure of banks in Greece, and the introduction of capital controls, is very bad news for Greece. Greek people will have less money to spend and business less to invest; so an already weak economy will probably return to deep recession.

As for the impact on the rest of the eurozone, corporate treasurers and wealthy individuals will wake up on Monday wondering if their money is safe in the banks of other weaker eurozone economies.

Following the news from Greece the euro fell by nearly two US cents against the dollar in early Asia Pacific trade, Reuters reported.

The announcement comes after a particularly turbulent few days for Greece. The current ceiling for the ECB’s emergency funding – Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) – is €89bn (£63bn). It is thought that virtually all that money has been disbursed.

The ECB was prepared to risk restricting ELA because the failure of the bailout talks cast new doubt on the viability of Greek banks – some of their assets depend on the government being able to meet its financial commitments, the BBC economics correspondent Andrew Walker reports.

He adds that it is a fundamental principle of central banking that while you do lend to banks that are temporary difficulty, you only do so if they are solvent.

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See also:

As of 9:00pm last night, the AP tweeted this: @AP: BREAKING: Greece officially announces bank closures for 6 days, limits on ATM transactions.

Not good at all.

DCG