31 Mar UFI Poll: Is a boycott of a business and effective tactic for expressing displeasure when a company engages in politics and the cultural wars?
Here’s the question:
“Is a boycott an effective strategy for expressing displeasure with a business that aggressively engages in politics and the cultural wars?”
Here are your answers:
87 percent Yes, it’s effective and necessary
6 percent No, it’s an unethical thing to do
7 percent No, it’s simply ineffective
This topic was brought to mind because of the current boycott of Home Depot lead by the pro-family group American Family Association. Home Depot has become notoriously involved in promoting the homosexual agenda.
Some say a boycott is a waste of time because it has no impact on large corporations and can actually backfire bringing positive media attention to the corporation. Others insist that if a boycott is successful waged, it can change the way a business/corporation operates and citizens are given the power to “vote with their wallets.” Both sides of the cultural war engage in boycotts. Target Corporation is currently being attacked and boycotted by gay activists. It does seem that it is a “tit for tat” type game being played.
UFI concludes that there is no choice but to be aware of the actions of corporations. There are many consumer options so why not support those companies that are either neutral or those who espoused and support a pro-family position and traditional values. Rest assured that those who wish to dismantle marriage and family are actively supporting those corporations who stand with them – at the very least; we need to be aware and engaged to offset that influence.