Pulling advertising from All American Muslim
shame on you..A very good (Christian)will not shop at your store any longer. This is a major American company rubber stamping basic foundational bigotry against a major American religious group," Murphy said of the decision, which was prompted by a complaint from right wing evangelical group the Florida Family Association. "This country was founded on the premise of religious freedom and this body should never remain silent when a group of people is marginalized just because they worship a different God."
In an earlier statement, the Florida Family Association claimed that TLC's "All-American Muslim" was "propaganda" that improperly characterized Muslims because it didn't depict anyone "advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law." The show follows five Lebanese American Muslim families living in Dearborn, Michigan.
"The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish," the complaint read.
Florida Family Association is accustomed to getting involved in contentious dogfights. In the past, the group has crusaded aggressively against *** rights, college curriculums and other TV shows.
Lowe's quickly yielded to the protests despite the group's history, and has since stood by their decision to pull their commercials.