Lowe's Home Improvement is making headlines this week after it publicly responded to a Florida Family Association petition asking for it not to advertise during the show All-American Muslim on TLC.
According to the Florida Family Association, Lowe's would be the 66th company to pull advertising but is the only company to issue a public statement on the matter since the FFA asked its supporters to email the companies with their conspiracy theory and demand that they not advertise during the show.
The FFA's claim is that TLC is purposely choosing Muslims who may seem nice to show on TV while ignoring most Muslims, who apparently "[pose] a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish."
Here's the prewritten letter from the Florida Family Association, with the subject line "Please do not support TLC propaganda":
The Learning Channel's new show All-American Muslim is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law.
The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.
One of the most troubling scenes occurred at the introduction of the program when a Muslim police officer stated "I really am American. No ifs and or buts about it." This scene would appear to be damage control for the Dearborn Police who have arrested numerous Christians including several former Muslims for peacefully preaching Christianity.
Many situations were profiled in the show from a Muslim tolerant perspective while avoiding the perspective that would have created Muslim conflict thereby contradicting The Learning Channel's agenda to inaccurately portray Muslims in America.
Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.
I encourage you to stop supporting this show with your advertising dollars.
Lowe's is the only company to actually acknowledge that it's withdrawn advertising, saying in an email to the FFA that "there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe's advertising guidelines, including the show you brought to our attention."
The group says it believes it's responsible for 65 other companies pulling advertising -- which you can find a list of here -- noting that companies that have advertised during the show don't tend to do it again.
Not surprisingly, all of the "research" promoting the theory that TLC is trying to help advance a Muslim "agenda" is from Pamela Geller, who's been posting her work on World Net Daily -- which typically saves its space for 9/11 and birther-related conspiracy theories.
In other Florida Family Association news, they're also trying to get supporters to email a candy company and ask that it stop advertising during a show that "promotes the homosexual and transgender lifestyles and other inappropriate behavior."
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Apparently they watch a lot of TV.