THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans people, be aware — if Lowe’s is pulling ads under pressure from extremists religious groups concerned with Muslims on television, they will almost certainly pull ads for shows with transgender content if pressured.
Lowe’s puled ads from the TLC show “All-American Muslim,” after being pressured by the Florida Family Association. The reality show centers around five Muslim families living in Dearborn, Michigan.
In my opinion this thing needs nipping in the bud. If organizations like this are able get their way and whitewash television, trans people likely will find themselves washed out too.
California state Sen. Ted Lieu: “stunning bigotry.”
From Rueters: [Sen.] Lieu posted on his website a copy of a letter he wrote to Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock, calling for the company to apologize for its ad pull or face possible “legislative remedies.”
“Lowe’s action is bigoted, shameful, and un-American,” Lieu wrote. “I call on Lowe’s to rescind its action and apologize to Americans who are Muslim. If Lowe’s continues its religious bigotry, I will encourage boycotts of Lowe’s and look into legislative remedies.”
Sen Lieu’s website: http://sd28.senate.ca.gov/
More about this from the Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/12/1044595/-California-State-Sen-Ted-Lieu-nails-Lowes-cowardly-anti-Muslim-bigotry-
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