An Idaho-based eatery has removed Pepsi soft drinks, as well as Miller and Coors beers, from their menu because of the brands' support of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
As WKREM and NWCN.com are reporting, Waha Bar and Grill owners Mike and Mari Fuller have cited their Christian faith as their incentive for yanking the products.
"The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is an entity that collects money from major corporations to further promote policies for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, and being Christians, we don't support that," Mike told the news station. Added Mari: "We make our decisions on what we like and what we want to purchase and buy, and everyone has that same right."
The couple also said that they'd consider adding the products to their menu again if the brands stopped supporting the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, but MillerCoors says that isn't likely. "Due to the diversity and breadth of our consumers and because we believe in supporting the many communities we serve, we support myriad organizations across the country," a statement from the company, which was transcribed on Towleroad, read. "The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is one of many organizations we are proud to support."
Of course, Waha Bar and Grill's actions put Pepsi, Miller and Coors in good company, with Starbucks, Oreo cookies and JCPenney also having faced boycotts for their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and causes.
Take a look at other companies which have faced boycotts for their support of LGBT rights below:
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