A Pennsylvania pro-family group has joined a nationwide boycott of a major greeting card company as a result of its promotion of the homosexual lifestyle. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania has joined forces with several other pro-family groups around the country to boycott Hallmark over the company’s new line of “same-sex couple” cards.
AFA-Pennsylvania’s President Diane Gramley said, “More Hallmark customers believe homosexuality is wrong and believe in one man one woman marriage than believe in same-sex marriage. To claim ‘public demand’ was the reason behind the same-sex commitment cards is a cop-out . . . Hallmark has chosen not to remain neutral in the culture wars and is willing to turn its back on the majority of its customers.”
The group’s website states, “No matter what kind of reaction Hallmark has to a boycott, Christians are called to take moral stands and to confront immorality in the culture whenever possible.”
The text of the Boycott Hallmark petition reads as follows:
To: Hallmark Cards CEO Donald J. Hall
In Isaiah 5:20, God warns against exchanging good for evil by saying, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (NKJV)
In Mark 10:6-8, God’s design for marriage is expressed clearly by Jesus Christ, when He declares, “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.” (NKJV)
I urge you to withdraw any and all products sold by your company that celebrate, condone or otherwise encourage homosexual conduct and/or relationships. Unless and until you do, you have my pledge that I will refrain from doing business with your company.
Many Pennsylvanians who signed the petition to boycott Hallmark over its pro-homosexual cards added their own comments to the statement above. Here is a sampling of those comments:
- Dennis in Grove City, PA writes, “I will no longer be buying Hallmark cards, nor will any member of my family. The life style you are now promoting is hurting our families.”
- Gary in Everett, PA writes, “In the beginning: God created man and woman”
- Bob in Enola, PA writes, “You can be sure I will no longer buy Hallmark cards or watch the Hallmark channel. What a pity…”
- Robert in Washington, PA writes, “I am thoroughly appalled at your decision to make homosexual cards. No more Hallmark for me.”
- Karin in Norristown, PA writes, “We will be boycotting Hallmark cards until this conduct is reversed.”
- Judith in Lansdale, PA writes, “I use Hallmark all the time, but not any more. I will start using [another company’s] cards, and I will rip up my Gold Crown Card.”
- Lynn in Perkasie, PA writes, “I have always thought of hallmark as a good down to earth family company. I guess I was wrong.”
- Kathleen in Coraopolis, PA writes, “I used to shop at Hallmark, but I won’t anymore until you stop endorsing homosexuality.”
- Jane in Franklin, PA writes, “I must go to homemade cards before my conscience will permit me to support a lifestyle that is dangerous to many, including my family.”
The boycott against Hallmark’s “same-sex couple” cards is being orchestrated by Family Policy Network, which hosts an online petition for AFA of Pennsylvania and several other pro-family organizations who are a part of this campaign.
You can join the boycott against Hallmark’s pro-homosexual cards, too, by signing Family Policy Network’s SECURE, online petition. When you do, your name, city and state will be compiled with many others from all over the United States who are opposed Hallmark’s pro-homosexual cards. The list will be forwarded to Hallmark Chairman Donald J. Hall along with the verses above and an admonition to stop endorsing homosexual immorality.
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Thank you for your support. Let’s pray together for Hallmark to do the right thing and pull these cards from their shelves.
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