Poking holes in Gap's corporate accountability

Friday, May 19, 2017
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Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Gap store frontAn organization that confronts corporate leaders over their left-wing activism called out a clothing retailer for its work in undemocratic countries. 

Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research attended the May 17 shareholders meeting of Gap, Inc., where he presented a shareholder proposal that points out the corporation's hypocrisy over religious freedom.

Gap, Inc., which announced $15 billion in sales in 2016, is headquartered in San Francisco and prides itself on being a left-leaning corporation.

The corporation enjoys a 100 rating at the Human Rights Campaign, the homosexual rights group, and Gap leaders have spoken out about "legalized discrimination" in states where homosexual-rights groups clashed with proposed religious freedom laws.

At the shareholders meeting, Danhof stated:

We ask investors to support our proposal as it will hopefully shine some light on why Gap has joined with other corporations in vilifying religious freedom. 

In response to religious freedom measures in Indiana and Arkansas, Gap claimed that such efforts "legalized discrimination" and that these new laws and legislation, that allow people and businesses to deny service to people based on their sexual orientation, turn back the clock on equality and foster a culture of intolerance.  That's not true at all.

In response to FEP's proposal that Gap review its policies in high-risk regions, Danhof tells OneNewsNow the company's board claimed that its presence in those countries allows it to conduct "local engagement" that improves human rights.

Yet the corporation has been repeatedly busted for its "sweatshop" operations in Cambodia and other countries, promising "reforms" each time they're disclosed to the public. 

A report by Human Rights Watch about sweatshops making garments for Gap, and abusing the women who work there, can be read here.

Danhof and National Center, meanwhile, are calling out Gap, Inc. for knowingly doing work in countries where homosexuals and women face daily dangers to their health and safety while siding with homosexual activists, and attacking religious freedom, in the U.S.

"Religious Americans face a tremendous threat from secular corporations, such as Gap, that are acting as social justice warriors," Danhof tells OneNewsNow. "As the corporate backlash against religious freedom gains traction, Americans of faith need to wake up and realize this is a very real danger."

Gap, Inc. did not respond to OneNewsNow for comment.

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