Lowes Takes Florida Group Pressure, Cancels Ads On Muslim TV Show

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Lowes, with 120 stores in Florida, has yanked its advertising from a cable-tv program, All-American Muslim, after a Florida-based organization called upon members to pressure the chain to abandon the program.

The e-mail campaign was staged by the Florida Family Association, which has targeted “All- American Muslim” on the TLC channel as, “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda.”

The organization claims it’s campaign has convinced 65 companies to pull their advertising, including Lowes, which has confirmed it’s decision to yank it’s advertising.

“Lowe’s has received a significant amount of communication on this program, from every perspective possible,” The company said in a statement issued over the weekend.

“Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program.”

The action drew an almost immediate negative response, including a call for people to boycott the national home-improvement chain in protest.

On the Association website, the organization claims, “Florida Family Association has not experienced this strong of a response on any other issue during the past 23 years.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) posted a notice on it’s Facebook page urging people to sign a petition urging advertisers not to bow to Florida Family’s pressure.

The page contains numerous links to media articles condemning Lowes as “un-American” and worse.

In the weekend statement, Lowes said, “We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.”

All-American Muslim is an eight-part program that follows the lives of 5 Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan, home of the largest mosque in the U.S.

  • maverick

    advertisers are free to spend their marketing money how they choose. Just like we are allowed to spend our paychecks how we choose. If they choose not to advertise during this time slot that is up to them.

  • Let Freedom Ring

    Glad to hear it. I am now a loyal Lowe’s customer.

  • Mark McWilliams

    Glad to hear Lowe’s did the right thing. Muslim’s are invading America, trying to impose Shira Law, take over our government and kill us Americans. Glad to see Corporate America is stepping up to the plate. Now we got to ensure President Obama (Mr. Muslim President) isn’t re-elected.

  • Terry Elwell

    I’ll go to Lowes now even though Homedepot is closer!!

  • Beau West

    Italy fought for Germany during WWII, Lets boycott sponsers of Jersey Shore. Germany was our enemy at that time. Lets boycott shows that are sponsered by Volkswagen. We faught Japan. Lets put all Japanese- Americans in a concentrarion camp. No. Wait. We have already done that, and have been critisized for that ever since, and rightfully so. I refuse to let bigots, YES BIGOTS, tell me what to watch or where to shop.
    I am turning in me Lowes card tomorrow and begin shopping at Home Depot. By the way, I am an american born caucasion, of Scotts-Irish descent, spent 6 yrs. in the military, and am southern born. Have to admit, I am biased also. I HATE BIGOTS!!!

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