True to form, Christianist business owners in some areas - including those in one area of Idaho, home of toe-tapping gay sex cruiser Senator Larry Craig - are rebuffing Hallmark's effort to reach out and meet the needs of a lucrative consumer market niche. While Idaho offers amazing natural beauty, personally, I would never spend money visiting an area that is strongly anti-gay. It's bad enough living in a backwards area. Why would I want to visit one that's even worse in terms of intolerance? I hope LGBT citizens will vote with their wallets and avoid Idaho like the plague. Here are some highlights from KBCI-TV in Boise, Idaho:
NAMPA (AP) - A manager says seven Hallmark greeting card stores in the Treasure Valley will not carry the company's new same-sex marriage cards.Cassi Jacobsen, an assistant manager for the Jordan's Hallmark store in Nampa's Karcher Mall, says the family that owns the seven area stores has decided against carrying the new line of greeting cards. She said the owners were out of town and not immediately available for comment.*
Reaction to the cards has been mixed. Idaho Family Values Alliance Executive Director Bryan Fischer sent out a press release Thursday calling for local-area Hallmark stores not to carry the cards. But Delmar Stone of Nampa, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Idaho Chapter, called the cards "wonderful."Jody May-Chang, the Boise editor of the gay rights Web site PrideDEPOT.com, called the decision a bullying tactic.