Christian groups everywhere were outraged this past week to find out that Lowe’s Home Improvement has been supporting a reality show about Muslims. Hearing this, one group decided to take action
“All-American Muslim” profiles five Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Michigan, a community with a large Arab population. The show began in 2011, and has been stirring up controversy ever since.
The Florida Family Association sent three emails to their members urging them to complain about the ads. The Christian group said the show is “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
Finally, Lowe’s could not take the pressure anymore and pulled their advertisements from the series. The superstore admitted it was emails from “supporters” that convinced them to drop the ads.
Though it is a good thing that Lowe’s finally saw the light and pulled the ads, it is alarming that they supported the show in the first place.
Of course, the liberal backlash for their decision has been swift. Ted Lieu, a Democrat State Senator from California, is considering a boycott against Lowe’s. He called their decision “un-American” and “naked religious bigotry.”
Lowe’s is already starting to buckle under the pressure once again, and they released the following apology:
“Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.”
While we hope Lowe’s can stay strong, it wouldn’t surprise us if their ads start popping up on “All-American Muslims” again very soon.
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H/T: New York Daily News