P&G policy leads to support for homosexual marriage

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    I received this in my inbox today.....guess I'll have to look for another brand of laundry detergent. :bang3:







    CREST, TIDE MAKER GIVES MONEY, CLOUT TO REPEAL LAW FORBIDDING SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR HOMOSEXUALS
    P&G policy leads to support for homosexual marriage




    Procter & Gamble, makers of Crest toothpaste and Tide detergent, has publicly thrown their support and money behind the homosexual political agenda.

    P&G recently wrote to their Cincinnati employees urging them to support the repeal of a city law that forbids giving special rights to homosexuals. In 1993, the citizens in Cincinnati adopted the law by a vote of 62% to 38%. P&G is now working to get that law repealed and has given $10,000 toward that goal.

    To our knowledge, Procter & Gamble is the first company to support the political agenda of the homosexual movement.

    While not explicitly saying so in their public announcement supporting the repeal, P&G clearly showed their support for homosexual marriage. P&G said they "will not tolerate discrimination [against homosexuals] in any form, against anyone, for any reason." To keep homosexuals from being legally married is discrimination for good reason, which P&G says they will not tolerate. Taking them at their word, P&G supports homosexual marriage.

    Take Action
    American Family Association is asking pro-family groups and individuals to:

    (1) Boycott two products of P&G—Crest toothpaste and Tide detergent. (Make sure your replacement is not a P&G product.)

    (2) Call Chrm. A.G. Lafley at 513-983-1100 and politely let him know that you are participating in the boycott and will ask others to do the same.

    (3) Please Click Here to register your support for the boycott. We will send a regular update to P&G on the number participating.

    (4) Please forward this email to your friends and family.

    (5) Click here to print out and distribute the boycott Crest and Tide petition.
    Sincerely,

    Don

    Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
    American Family Association

    P.S. Click here for a complete list of P&G products.
     
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    I think I'd at least get a source for the story first, khafley..
     
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    I found it thanks...

    Here's the company stand...
    I don't have a problem with it.

    A statement from Procter & Gamble
    P&G Supports Repeal of Article 12 in Cincinnati Dick Antoine, Global Human Resources Officer
    Charlotte Otto, Global External Relations Officer
    23 August 2004
    Recently, a petition was submitted to the City of
    Cincinnati to place an issue on the November
    ballot to repeal Article 12 of the city charter. Article
    12 was passed in 1993. It effectively excludes
    gays & lesbians from seeking protection from
    discrimination based on their sexual orientation. A
    number of people inside and outside the company
    have asked about P&G?s position on this repeal so
    we wanted to share our thinking.
    P&G joins a number of other major businesses,
    the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce,
    civic, religious and community leaders in
    supporting repeal. We support repeal for the
    following reasons:
    1. Respect for all individuals is a key P&G
    value. The company believes that all
    people deserve protection from
    discrimination. We value differences and
    will not tolerate discrimination in any
    form, against anyone, for any reason
    (emphasis added). In supporting repeal,
    P&G is not promoting any particular
    lifestyle; instead, we are supporting values
    of respect and tolerance.
    2. Article 12 is outdated and divisive - an
    artifact of Cincinnati?s past. It prevents
    Cincinnati from developing a reputation as
    an open and welcoming community.
    3. Article 12 negatively impacts the city
    and region?s image and therefore limits P&G?s ability to attract and retain the best talent
    to help build our business.
    4. Article 12 is the only law of its kind in the United States that allows discrimination
    against a specific group of people, a distinction that makes the city of Cincinnati out of
    step with doing what?s right.
    Only those who live in the city of Cincinnati will vote on this repeal. P&G has provided support for
    the campaign. A number of P&Gers have decided to get involved in the campaign.
    We expect the discussion about the repeal of Article 12 to be lively and impassioned. Some will
    portray repeal as providing ?special rights.? While we respect other views, we don?t see it that
    way. We see repeal as a step to eliminate the potential for discrimination.
    P&G has a rich history of taking action to do what?s right. We hope this provides background on
    P&G?s position and involvement in the repeal campaign.
     
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    I think P&G's position is reasonable, intelligent, and fair. Of course the homophobic far right won't stand for anyone so much as mentioning allowing businesses to make their own decisions about whether to offer benefits to same-sex couples.

    acludem
     
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    seems to me, the only thing that P&G is advocating is eliminating discrimination because of orientation. I saw nothing that is espousing homosexuality or lesbianism.
     
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    i think this is a good policy on P&G's part.
     
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    Can someone tell me why only Crest & Tide are being boycotted? P & G makes MANY products like Duncan Hines cake mixes, Pantene, Cover Girl, Ivory, Zest, Dawn, Charmin, I could go on. Why not these, too?
     
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    Joz..Most likley, Crest & Tide are the companies two most successful products in terms of gross sales/profit.
     
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    Personally, I just can't get too riled up about what adults choose to do, as long as they keep it private. With that said, I think a corporation has the right to offer their benefits to employees in any fashion they see fit. Shouldn't be public, wonder how this 'came out', pun not really intended..
     

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