Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, faces a boycott from a conservative group that wants the company to change its policies toward homosexuals. Operation Rescue/Operation Save America will tell customers not to shop at Wal-Mart starting the day after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the group's director, Rev. Flip Benham, said Friday.Duhh, what did you expect? For the life of me I can't figure out what WalMart was thinking.
Why businesses feel the need to take a position on gays and lesbians and abortion and all the rest is totally beyond me. No matter which way you go, you lose. If it were me, I'd sell socks and stereos and shut up about the rest. Talking politics and religion in public is bad medicine unless you want an argument.