Office Depot has partnered with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to offer a line of products with anti-bullying messages like “Be Brave,” “Be Accepting,” and “Be Yourself.” Boasting, “We supply bravery,” Office Depot will donate proceeds from the gift cards, bracelets, pens, and post-it notes back to the foundation. Claiming the paper supply store is “pushing the homosexual agenda in public schools,” the anti-gay American Family Association is calling on Office Depot to “leave our kids alone“:
Office Depot is guaranteeing $1 million to help indoctrinate your children that they are born “gay.”
This week, Office Depot announced it is teaming up with recording artist Lady Gaga to push the homosexual agenda in public schools by encouraging our children to believe “gay” people are “Born This Way.” [...]
The truth is, there is zero credible evidence that people are born “gay.” Homosexuality is a poor and dangerous choice, and has been proven to lead to a litany of health hazards to not only the individuals but also society as a whole.
Office Depot is attempting to attract children to it by the deceiving title “Empowering Youth”. That is horribly irresponsible and will ultimately lead children to a higher chance of becoming victims to alcohol and drug abuse, depression and even suicide.
AFA’s blatant fear-mongering employs its regular conflation of “being gay” and “being stigmatized for being gay.” The reason that LGBT young people face higher rates of depression and drug abuse has repeatedly been shown to be because of family rejection, bullying, and unwelcoming conservative attitudes. By spreading such dangerous untruths about the inherent unchangeable quality of sexual orientations, AFA is reinforcing the very harms against children it claims to care about.