We went to determine what corporations were sponsors of this 25th annual homosexual event in Detroit. We anticipated that Home Depot might be one of the leading sponsors. Although they were nowhere to be found, that doesn’t take Home Depot off the boycott target list of American Decency and American Family Association – as Home Depot continues to support the homosexual agenda.
However, the corporation that we did find with the highest profile presence was Cincinnati based Fifth Third Bank.
The photo is a display of the schedule of the events scheduled for the weekend. The only corporate name attached is that of Fifth Third Bank. Click here to send a message to Fifth Third Bank.
I wrote a letter to Fifth Third Bank and hand delivered it to our local branch. I told the branch manager that I wanted her to be aware of its content but that I knew that it was a national office matter. As expected, she forwarded it on to her superiors.
In addition, I emailed the letter to the CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Mr. Kevin Kabat. In part, my letter stated:
“Most of us have for years lived in a culture where the Biblical world and life view has been unquestioned in this important regard: homosexuality is destructive, degrading, and damaging to the individual, the family, and to a society.
There are many concerns surrounding homosexuality like spiritual, legal, health/medical and psychological consequences. I have included information to document some of our concerns here at ADA.
As a ministry/organization that has done our banking with you for a number of years, we are asking you to withdraw your support of homosexuality. Unless we can receive a commitment from you that you agree to develop and assume a neutral position in regard to the homosexual culture war, we will discontinue our banking relationship with you. And, we will encourage others to do the same. I say this with regret. However, we will not be a party to such blatant support of a behavior that is undermining our families, community, and nation and dishonors the God who has blessed this nation from its very inception!
The above letter was written by me and presented on Monday, June 4. I received the following letter on behalf of Fifth Third Bank (Eastern Michigan) written on June 6 and received Monday, June 18.
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Mr. Kevin Kabat has shared with me your letter dated June 4, 2012, and I have read your concerns regarding the Bank’s involvement in the Motor City Pride event. I respect your position and I’m sorry that you are considering terminating your relationship with Fifth Third Bank.
Fifth Third Bank is very active in support-
ng the communities in which we do business. Our community and employee base is a diverse one, and we participate in community events throughout the year that represent that diversity. Fifth Third Bank is a financial services company that is here to serve the banking needs of all members of our community. We do not discriminate against any customer, or potential customer, for any reason. I have taken your concerns under advisement.
Respectfully yours, David Girodat, President and CEO Fifth Third Bank (Eastern Michigan)
For the record, the ADA isn’t asking Fifth Third Bank to discriminate against any customer, or potential customer for any reason.
We are expressing concern to Fifth Third for their blatant support of a behavior that is undermining our families, community, and nation and dishonors the God who has blessed this nation from its inception.
We are asking Fifth Third to merely remain neutral in the cultural war.
HRC gives Fifth Third Bank a positive grade of 70 out of 100. [See: http://www.hrc.org. One of the areas where HRC gives Fifth Third a top grade states that Fifth Third Bank: “Engages in appropriate and respectful advertising and marketing or sponsors LGBT community events, organizations, or legislative efforts.”
Join with us in calling Fifth Third to merely remain neutral in the cultural war.
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