As if we needed another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart – the home of low wages (except for the Republican executives!)… Mike Duke, Wal-Mart's CEO, signed the petition to ban gay adoption in Arkansas.
Over the weekend, the website knowthyneighbor.org revealed that Mike Duke signed a petition to put an anti-gay adoption ban on the ballot in Arkansas. (Mike Duke's signature below was pulled off the actual PDF provided by the Secretary of State.)
We still don't know a huge amount about Mike Duke. We know that he has donated to conservative, uber-religious Republicans like Mike Huckabee and John Boozman – as well as John McCain for President in 2008. We know that he has never shown that his political agenda is out of line with the Waltons – who selected him to succeed Lee Scott as the 4th CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Why does this matter? Because the extreme right-wing agenda of the Walton Family and company executives permeates the entire company.
If you're a longtime Bilerico reader, you might remember that before we launched nationally one of our categories was “Wal-Mart Sucks” and I posted often about the retail giant's many transgressions. In a Wal-Mart flashback after the jump there's a parody video from 2005 when Garth Brooks signed a deal with the megastore. It's called, “I Got Friends With Low Wages.”