More than 137,300 people have signed a petition urging Walmart to take down its gay dating ad.
Last month, Walmart launched a Valentine’s Day themed ad campaign called “Love Is in the Aisle: A Dating Show at Walmart,” which had three episodes, one of which included a same-sex couple (watch here).
In a petition started last week, the socially conservative American Family Association denounced the ad and called on Walmart to “remain neutral in culture war” and “remove pro-homosexual promotional video.”
“For most Christians and other traditionalists, the idea that marriage is between a man and a woman is sacred. We’ve seen many large corporations reject that in their marketing, but I honestly never thought Walmart would join the cultural revolution and reject the beliefs of its customer base,” said AFA.
“We have no choice but to ask our supporters to let the company know how they, the customers, feel about Walmart’s shift away from neutrality on this controversial issue to full support for same sex relationships.”
As of Friday afternoon, the AFA petition as garnered more than 137,300 signatories, with the AFA expressing a sense of betrayal over Walmart’s decision to air the ad.
“At least with a company like Amazon, we knew they were liberal from the outset. But this seems more like a betrayal from a well-known friend. Sam Walton is probably turning over in his grave,” continued AFA.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski