A group of Christian ministries have now added Pampers disposable diapers to their Procter & Gamble (P&G) boycott which included Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste.
In September, American Family Association (AFA), Focus on the Family, and Citizens for Community Values, launched a boycott on P&G products for the company’s support in a pro-homosexual legislation in Cincinnati. In addition to donating $10,000 to the homosexual activist effort to appeal a city ordinance and add “sexual orientation” to a specially protected category in civil rights ordinances, P&G also sent a letter to its employees urging them to vote in favor of the measure.
This week, Pampers disposable diapers was added to the boycott list after P&G ran a pro-homosexual ad for its Downy Wrinkle Release product in a gay magazine.
The ad shows two men in bed and clothes scattered on the floor. The ad caption reads: “You were more concerned with taking them off than folding them up,” and tells readers to use Downy Wrinkle Release.
It “leaves the impression that homosexual sex is normal, thrilling and exciting,” said Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman of AFA, of the ad in an e-mail sent to more than 2 million subscribers.
“It should come as no surprise when P&G supports homosexual marriage,” wrote Wildmon. “This is the company that has aggressively come out in favor of repealing the law in Cincinnati which forbids giving homosexuals special rights, but at the same time has refused to support the Ohio Marriage Protection Amendment, which defines marriage as being only between one man and one woman.”
The groups are also urging its constituents to call P&G and inform the company of their decision to boycott while encouraging others to do the same.