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10/24/2005

AFA continues down 'Walgreens is pro-HIV' path

by Jeremy Hooper

   Apparently feeling that they hadn't made enough offensive insinuations about Walgreens' motives for sponsoring the Gay Games, the folks at the American Family Association on Friday sent their "director of special projects," Randy Sharp (pic.), to write a Walgreens/gay/decency-decrying commentary for Agape Press. In the said sad commentary, Sharp expounds upon the AFA's suggestion that Walgreens is contributing money to the Games in order to promote HIV transmission and therefore profit from HIV drug sales, actually having the gall to suggest that, "Walgreens must be salivating at the prospect of new customers this will create," that "they're making sure they capitalize on others' despair by supporting events that guarantee them a high yield return on their investment," and that "someone at Walgreens deserves a huge bonus for the idea to increase sales by helping drive events that result in the need for the company's drugs."

And yet we're the ones they call immoral, indecent, detriments to society?

No word on whether gays, HIV patients, Christians, or Walgreens execs should be the most appalled by the AFA's actions, though we're thinking there's enough vitriol here to sufficiently nauseate any number of decent groups.

Walgreens' Wayward Wisdom -- Supporting Gay Games [Agape]

***NOTE: We encourage you to please contact Walgreens and thank them for their support, as they have undoubtedly been flooded by messages from followers of the AFA. Emails can be sent to: customerservice@mail.walgreens.com
(Also on Blogactive & Boi From Troy)

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