Major U.S. companies that had offered consumers the ability to donate a portion of their purchase to faith-based charities are now under pressure from gay activists to end their support for any charities that support traditional marriage.
The activists are taking aim at the Charitable Give Back Group (CGBG), formerly known as the Christian Values Network, an online shopping network that supports Christian family organizations such as the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family.
... While CGBG continues to receive support from major retailers such as Walmart and Target, some companies have backed away from the organization after petitions posted by gay activists on Change.org and Allout.org garnered thousands of signatures.
... The statement says that various other companies, including REI, Macy’s, Delta Airlines, BBC America, and Wells Fargo, have also severed their connections with CGBG due to other Change.org petitions.
But a majority of the companies have now renewed their ties:
John Higgins, president of CGBG, told World Net Daily that while 350 big name retailers initially pulled out due to pressure created by gay activists, 250 of them are now back on board.
“Once these retail partners heard the facts, many of them have realized that they had been had,” he said. “In many cases a junior executive made a knee-jerk reaction to dump CGBG, and once a senior manager heard the truth, the retailer has come back online with us.”