Macy's Stores Supports Gay Pride

I saw this on** MassResistance** site.....

bostonpride.org/macys_fashion_show_with_jujubee.php

Experience Pride + Joy

Macy’s is proud to support Pride Month 2010. Our Pride + Joy campaign, taking place in 16 cities across the country, exemplifies how we feel about our customers and our employees, who show us every day the meaning of courage and character.

The Boston Pride 2010 theme is “Riots to Rights – Celebrating 40 Years of Progress,” which honors the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion that commenced the modern Gay Rights movement and commemorates the progress we’ve made as a community since those early days in the battle for equal rights.

Below is the display at the Macy's store in Boston for Gay Pride week.

("Home Depot" was a supporter of Gay Pride in Maine and Boston according to the American Family Association onenewsnow.com/Business/Default.aspx?id=1059872
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Well, after the arrogant New Yorkers who run Macy's bought out Marshall Field's stores (a 153 year-old downtown Chicago institution) and degraded the stately Marshall Field State Street store into a lowly, ignoble Macy's Department Store, I, along with thousands of other loyal Midwesterners, have boycotted Macy's, and destroyed our newly-issued Macy's Red Cards.

This recent Gay Pride support simply adds another reason to snub and ignore Macy's Department Stores.

[quote="Ponyguy, post:2, topic:202895"]
Well, after the arrogant New Yorkers who run Macy's bought out Marshall Field's stores (a 153 year-old downtown Chicago institution) and degraded the stately Marshall Field State Street store into a lowly, ignoble Macy's Department Store, I, along with thousands of other loyal Midwesterners, have boycotted Macy's, and destroyed our newly-issued Macy's Red Cards.

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Of course, this was right after Dayton-Hudson (the owner of Marshall Field's) bought out several old stately stores and changed the names. Time to move on.

[quote="Ponyguy, post:2, topic:202895"]
This recent Gay Pride support simply adds another reason to snub and ignore Macy's Department Stores.

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I am sure they miss your patronage.

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I never really liked Macy's anyway:p But seriously this is just sad. And Home Depot? Thats like the manliest store in America, and even it support homosexual rights!

Thanks for the information. I'll make sure I don't go into Macy's
I found out several years ago that Pepsi was giving money to gay groups and I haven't had Pepsi since, though I very often drink coke.

[quote="Beau_Ouiville, post:3, topic:202895"]
Of course, this was right after Dayton-Hudson (the owner of Marshall Field's) bought out several old stately stores and changed the names. Time to move on.

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Years ago, Marshall Field's was in dire financial straits, and was in danger of being bought by hostile takeover artist Carl Icahn, who intended to buy Field's and dismantle it, making a big profit from selling off the pieces of the company. Dayton-Hudson came to Field's rescue as a "White Knight" and took control of the company, sensing the intrinsic value of the name and history of the organization as an entity, rather than the market value of Field's component parts. Dayton-Hudson ran the company as a unit of its chain of stores, until stockholder pressure forced D-H to spin off its Target Store unit (whose profits sustained the D-H chain) as a separate entity; the remaining stores foundered without corporate support and were either sold off, or liquidated entirely. Little is left of the once-mighty Dayton-Hudson chain of stores. Macy's decided to purchase the assets of Field's and against popular pressure, chose to kill the proud Marshall Field name, replacing it with Macy's. Macy's could have generated a cash and goodwill fortune by operating Field's as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Macy's, but the arrogant Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren at several Chicago appearances chose to steamroll the Field's name into oblivion by telling Chicago that they would simply have to get used to the store being Macy's instead of Field's.

Regardless of how much they want my business or whether they miss it at all, I don't care; the man is an inconsiderate illegitimate, in my eyes. It's kind of like having a Moslem build a Mosque in the Vatican...

[quote="Beau_Ouiville, post:3, topic:202895"]
I am sure they miss your patronage.

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Obviously, they couldn't care less. And neither could I.

But after I sent my shredded Macy's Red Card back to them, they began to send lots of "come on back" mail to me, and I assume, the other boycotters, as well. They're singing to an empty auditorium, though...

Hope no one here is a Cubs fan, they're gonna have a float in Chicago's gay pride parade. Oh and for you hockey fans, the Stanley Cup will be part of Chicago's gay pride parade as well...

[quote="callmeChris, post:4, topic:202895"]
And Home Depot? Thats like the manliest store in America, and even it support homosexual rights!

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Do you think gay people never attempt home improvement projects?

[quote="Ponyguy, post:2, topic:202895"]
Well, after the arrogant New Yorkers who run Macy's bought out Marshall Field's stores (a 153 year-old downtown Chicago institution) and degraded the stately Marshall Field State Street store into a lowly, ignoble Macy's Department Store

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Yanno... my initial reaction to the news was much the same as yours. But polls indicated that although Chicagoans, by a very high percentage, liked the idea of being able to shop at Marshall-Fields, the percentage who actually did so during the previous year was much, much lower.

I am sorry for the loss of one of Chicago's fabled names, but the store on State Street (and elsewhere) is doing better financially as a Macy's than it did as MF.

As for Macy's support for Gay Pride.... I think its pretty common for most large companies to do so.

[quote="callmeChris, post:4, topic:202895"]
And Home Depot? Thats like the manliest store in America, and even it support homosexual rights!

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LOL

Chris, being a manly man is very much a gay thing. The 1970s group Village People started out as a parody of the gay obsession with hyper manliness.
youtube.com/watch?v=AO43p2Wqc08

[quote="Dale_M, post:10, topic:202895"]
LOL

Chris, being a manly man is very much a gay thing. The 1970s group Village People started out as a parody of the gay obsession with hyper manliness.
youtube.com/watch?v=AO43p2Wqc08

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oh wow you got me there bows his head in shame:blush:

LOL...I just have to correct this:

[quote="Dale_M, post:10, topic:202895"]
LOL

Chris, being

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*attracted to *

[quote="Dale_M, post:10, topic:202895"]

a manly man is very much a gay thing.

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[quote="NewEnglandPries, post:7, topic:202895"]
Hope no one here is a Cubs fan, they're gonna have a float in Chicago's gay pride parade. Oh and for you hockey fans, the Stanley Cup will be part of Chicago's gay pride parade as well...

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Oh OK you talked me into it. Let's not stand up for the faith of Jesus Christ... it's just too much trouble. :rolleyes:

Sooooo, being "gay" demonstrates "courage and character"?; essentially that's what Macys is claiming in their "experience pride and joy" statement.

Stuff like that makes walking in the path of Christ so much easier. The path may be very narrow in today's world but it's also VERY easy to see.

[quote="Adeodatus, post:13, topic:202895"]
Oh OK you talked me into it. Let's not stand up for the faith of Jesus Christ... it's just too much trouble. :rolleyes:

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My point is that this is a much wider issue than simply Macy's. If people want to stop shopping, going to sporting events, watching tv, etc. that's fine. But let's not understate the magnitude of the issue...

I wish some smart, enterprising Christian businessman or businesswoman would open a store that would not support Gay Pride festivals, advertise in gay newspapers, didn't sell contraception or the Plan B or Plan B plus 5 days abortion pills or sell pornography, and it would be a place where employees could say 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy Easter' without being afraid of having their employment terminated for doing so, and would not be open on Sundays.

I know I would shop there, and millions of other Americans would shop there too.

Hope it happens, someday.

The problem is there is just so much $$$ to be made by engaging in these sinful business practices.

Lots of $$$ is really what is motivating these businesses to openly support homosexuality becoming part of American culture.

Thanks for the information about Macy's.

[quote="Dwyer, post:16, topic:202895"]
I wish some smart, enterprising Christian businessman or businesswoman would open a store that would not support Gay Pride festivals, advertise in gay newspapers, didn't sell contraception or the Plan B or Plan B plus 5 days abortion pills or sell pornography, and it would be a place where employees could say 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy Easter' without being afraid of having their employment terminated for doing so, and would not be open on Sundays..

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A pharmacy such as that, in the Washington DC area, recently had to close due to lack of customers. But it was competing against nearby businesses which provided what it didn't, as well as almost everything it did.
catholicnewsagency.com/news/pro-life_pharmacy_in_d.c._area_closes_due_to_financial_difficulties/

I wonder how many people know what the lyrics to YMCA mean?

[quote="Jermosh, post:18, topic:202895"]
I wonder how many people know what the lyrics to YMCA mean?

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Three things about that song amaze me. First, that it came out (heh) in the 1970s, when US culture was much less accepting of homosexuality. And then there is its enduring popularity (or that it was ever popular.) But to me the most amazing thing is that it is seen as family friendly, and is performed at sports games, by children groups, etc.

[quote="Dale_M, post:19, topic:202895"]
Three things about that song amaze me. First, that it came out (heh) in the 1970s, when US culture was much less accepting of homosexuality. And then there is its enduring popularity (or that it was ever popular.) But to me the most amazing thing is that it is seen as family friendly, and is performed at sports games, by children groups, etc.

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Yep, it does have a nice beat to it though. I wonder who owns the royalities for the song?

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