Good for Wells Fargo

Christian group pulls Wells Fargo accounts The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family has closed all its Wells Fargo accounts because the San Francisco bank contributed to a gay rights group that promised to use the funds to “fight ... the anti-gay industry. ...A Wells Fargo spokesman said the $50,000 donation to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation came from profits on accounts in the San Francisco area, not Colorado, where Focus on the Family has its headquarters.

”We absolutely made a $50,000 grant to GLAAD, and we're absolutely proud of our support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community,“ said Chris Hammond, spokesman for the banking giant, which gives about $2 million a year to gay and lesbian organizations.

in obvious counterpoint to the weiners at Ford.

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover brands will no longer advertise in gay publications
... [Ford spokesman Mike ] Moran refused to say how much Ford has spent advertising in gay publications such as The Advocate, a biweekly magazine. Mercedes-Benz, a division of DaimlerChrysler AG, was advertising on the Advocate's Web site Tuesday.

Ford's move came nearly a week after the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association canceled a boycott of Ford vehicles that began in May, when the group criticized Ford for being too gay-friendly.

''We are ending the boycott of Ford,'' association Chairman Donald Wildmon said in a Nov. 30 statement on the group's Web site

You have to laugh at this tidbit:

A Focus on the Family official would not disclose how much money the organization kept with Wells Fargo, its primary bank, but said the nonprofit group's income was $146 million last year.

so who knows if the Christian-Taliban even had any money in Wells Fargo accounts. Just attention-whores.


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