As it turns out, the American Family Association isn't the only organization with concerns about Walmart's liberal position on social issues.
"Walmart is one of the most liberal companies in the country," claims Robert Kuykendall, executive director of 2nd Vote, a group of conservatives tracking companies to help consumers know where those companies stand on various issues. "Walmart's positions on ... issues like life, marriage, religious liberty, the Second Amendment, the environment, education – are very concerning for people who are conservative or people who uphold traditional values."
On its website, 2nd Vote points out that Walmart is a corporate sponsor of "the liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress" – which, among other things, supports abortion, a carbon tax, implementation of Common Core, and the 2015 Supreme Court decision overturning state bans on same-sex "marriage" (Obergefell v. Hodges).
The American Family Association launched a petition on Wednesday asking Walmart to remove from Facebook a two-and-a-half-minute ad featuring two homosexual men on a "blind date" as they meet at the store, embrace, and then shop together. According to Kuykendall, the retailer's "Love is in the aisle" ad isn't a coincidence or accident.
"Walmart has a history of supporting activist organizations that support policies that would concern all of us, [and] now you see they are blatantly out front about it," he continues. "They want to make this part of their marketing campaign – and this is the way the left has worked to normalize the LGBT agenda in media and now in the corporate world."
2nd Vote has scored more than 800 corporations to show exactly where they stand on issues.
Editor's note: According to the website for the Center for American Progress, financial support from Walmart (in 2017) was between $50,000 and $99,999. In the same year, the Walton Family Foundation – a philanthropic group begun by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton – contributed in the $500,000 to $999,000 range.