I can’t understand why you would run scared of what I believe is a fringe right-wing Christian group, not representative of most Christians in this country. It is a core American principle that all citizens have the right to be respected, regardless of religion. By your actions, you have defamed a whole group of Americans. Please admit your error, apologize, and reinstate your advertisements.
WHAT’S WITH THE IDEA THAT ONE RELIGIOUS BELIEF IS BETTER THAN ANOTHER AND THAT IT HAS THE RIGHT TO PASS JUDGMENT ON ANY ONE THAT IS NOT OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH? WHAT ARE YOU-SOME IGNORANT SUPERSTITIOUS HICKS THAT BELIEVE THAT THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN MYTH IS THE ABSOLUTE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING???!!!!!!!!! HOW ANTIQUATED AND INHUMANE—YOU’RE SHOWING YOUR IGNORANCE AMERICA.
I hope everyone sees your shame. I grew up in the Marine Corp as an officers daughter. I am of European and Native descent. I am a Muslim. I am not a radical and I am not a terrorist. I am a human being not a label.
With the exception of the payroll tax cuts, the Lowe’s debacle is the most recent gaffe on this list, starting in early December when the hardware chain pulled its ads from a TLC show “All-American Muslim” after a conservative group expressed concern.
Clearly, no one from Lowe’s watched the show—nor checked out the absurdity of the group making the claims—before it made such a drastic move.
The backlash online was swift and furious. People crowded onto the Lowe’s Facebook page, unleashing vitriolic comments about the brand. Ultimately, Lowe’s apologized and explained its actions, but it wasn’t enough to stem the tide of negative sentiment. Tempers are still simmering over the company’s decision.
This article is good but doesn’t tell the whole story. First off, Lowe’s didn’t just anger Muslims by pulling ads from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” in response to complaints from a hate group. The company has angered Americans of all backgrounds who respect freedom and diversity.
Secondly, Lowe’s so-called apology and explanation of its actions have been inconsistent and entirely insufficient. We have a long way to go…
As long as Lowe’s feels the need to avoid controversy to such a degree that it is willing to practice discrimination and promote prejudice — all just to make a buck — I cannot in good conscience shop there. Don’t buy Lowe’s!
It is action like yours strenghtens hatred and discriminations. Having sponsored and then withdrawing, without any consciousness, caving in to some hatred group is really apalling and shameful. All citizens of good will that includes nearly 10 million muslims living in the US will boycott your stores nationwide. Better publicly apologise for your action and stop this kind of thoughtless actions in the future.
Let me get this straight. Lowe’s preferred customer base is ultra conservative, bigoted christian, and right wing “we are the conscience of America” customer. I being none of the above, will never shop your store again.
Boycott Lowe's & Shop at Local Independents Instead
Fight bigotry and help revive your local economy at the same time by shopping at the locally-owned businesses in your community. Buy their products. Eat their food. Use their services. In turn, these locally owned and operated businesses will continually pump your hard-earned dollars back into the local economy by way of taxes, payrolls and purchases.
I buy a lot of hardware and wood for my small business from the big box stores. But not from Lowe’s anymore. I won’t even go into their parking lot. This has been a boon for Home Depot. They have picked up at least 7 thousand from me in yearly purchases. I stopped when Lowe’s bigotry and pandering to far right christian hate groups was announced. Too bad for their employees that they have to work for a corporation that publicly supports bigotry and hate. Goodbye Lowe’s. Until you publicly reverse your un-American decision you have lost my business.
I never heard of anything so ridiculous - All American Muslim is a great show that promotes understanding! Islam is a beautiful religion (I’m NOT a muslim) if you take the time to learn about it. There are wacko “Christian” terrorists too. I am so upset here, I spend a lot of my money at Lowe’s and love it, especially the gardening dept. Now I can no longer shop there - I must put my money where my mouth is. I am genuinely sad, I’ll miss Lowe’s.
This is an example of how the 1% try to incite fear and hatred world-wide. War increases profits, peace and brotherhood (yes unions too) are the biggest threats to the rich and powerful. It is that simple, folks!
Lowe’s is setting a terrible example. How can they stand behind the bigotry and hatred of ill informed people. Don ‘t tolerate it and don’t shop in Lowes, Let’s hit them where it hurts in the pocket book.
The main reason many of the first colonists came to America was to escape religious persecution in Europe. The Christian Evangelical Conservatives are equal to the worst prejudice and hate this country has ever experienced. In fact, I rank them right up there with the Taliban. Until Lowe’s acts in a more American manner, I will stop shopping at the local Lowe’s and encourage friends and family to do so, as well.
Lowes ... love your hardware direction, but dislike your human direction ...
Lowes … please don’t tell me that you actually believe anything that the ONE sick and hateful man who operates the horrible Florida Family Association thinks ! Shame on you for your spineless reaction.
I was about to write to Lowe’s to the company how I will NEVER again shop there, and will also tell others to refrain from doing so. Lowe’s has a huge store in Brooklyn, but it’s surrounded by an even bigger long-standing Arab-American community—both Muslim & Christian. If these local customers are not boycotting or picketing in force in front of the store as we speak, then Lowe’s is undeservedly fortunate. Not only has Lowe’s acted shamefully and cowardly, but its staff has also been incompetent and disgracefully uninformed about the nature of the one (1)-man operation—the alleged Florida Family “Association,” which has a long-time, trouble-making self-appointed gadfly, plus a website. That’s it: One person, one website is all it took to make Lowe’s cower and shiver. And this so-called family man, is also a self-confessed, reformed pornography addict. Now he is merely a sadistic crank. Worse, though, is Lowe’s for listening, and bending, to him.
We the people of this Country are fed up with the Religious bully of a Right Wing one man crusade. I will not buy any thing from your establishment until you get it together and realize that this the U.S.