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Queen LaBarbera's mad at Walgreens for sponsoring Gay Games

“The Gay Games are about homosexuality, and I think it’s wrong for Walgreens to sponsor it. They’ve taken the step of becoming an official sponsor, which is putting the Walgreens name to endorsing this event.”
— Peter LaBarbera, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute

It’s like the AmTaliban jackpot today! Give a shout out to Walgreens, Kraft and Harris Bank for not caving to these bible-beating, homo-sex obsessing ninnies. (

Walgreens is the latest company to come under fire by a conservative Christian group for its support the 2006 Gay Games to be held in Chicago.

The drug store chain has given games organizers $100,000 and has been named a Platinum-level sponsor of the event. But, the Illinois Family Institute is calling for the company to take back the money.

The institute, which already has begun a campaign against Kraft Foods and Harris Bank which have each contributed $25,000 to the games, says that if Walgreens does not disassociate itself from the games it will encourage its members to stop patronizing the company’s stores.

The company, like Kraft and Harris, shows no sign of caving in to the institute’s demands. A Walgreens spokesperson said that the company is participating in the Gay Games to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

LaBarbera said he has no problem with AIDS awareness and education because: “Homosexual behavior itself is a leading cause of HIV.” But he said that he is opposed to an event to promote gay athletes to do it in.

Here are some choice quotes from Peter LaBarbera, who’s also founder of something called “Americans for Truth”:

“I have monitored the homosexual movement for 15 years, with special focus on its campaign to penetrate schools…Most parents, especially those living near big cities, simply have no clue as to the many ways that the ‘sexual orientation’ agenda works its way into their children’s education.”
(backing the Southern Baptist’s call to investigate the influence of the homo agenda in public schools)

“It seems that liberals are afraid of Christians who will run for office as Christians. It’s ironic that a group that fights discrimination is willing to basically foment discrimination against people of faith. I just found it shocking.”
(whining that Christian candidates for public office feel like they have to “be in the closet about their faith.”)

“We’re opposed to the use of taxpayer dollars to promote an event that celebrates homosexuality. The idea of using sport to promote homosexuality is wrong.”
(calling on Chicago to withdraw support for the 2006 Gay Games).

Peter recently did a lot of research at the bathhouse during his undercover work at the International Mr. Leather conference because he needed to educate his Christian audience about the inner workings of “a perversion center where men engage in despicable and dangerous acts with other men.”

Peter also spends a good deal of time “going undercover” to gay pride events, and in multiple instances, an International Mr. Leather event, to do research on deviance. He also doesn’t take criticism well. When Fred Phelps decided to demonize poor little Petey, he decried that The Rotting CryptkeeperTM was a plant of the homo agenda.

“Politically and culturally speaking, Phelps and his protesters serve as a crude caricature of pro-family traditionalists who oppose the normalization of homosexuality. Fred makes an easy target for the media and secularists who are tempted (partly by their own prejudices) to paint any opposition to “gay rights” as hateful. For this reason, I have sometimes wondered if Phelps and his lawyerly clan are ‘gay plants.’
— Peter LaBarbera, undercover homosexual lifestyle investigator

I think these companies can swat this gnat.

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