BBC America Boots Christian Values Network

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NEW YORK, July 13, 2011    BBC America has terminated its involvement with a faith-based website which helps fund so-called ‘gay hate’ religious groups through an online shop which offers good and services from over 800 companies and organisations.

Participating in the scheme until today was BBC America Shop – and yesterday evening UK Gay News alerted the BBC to the way “commissions” on sales of BBC merchandise could well be passed on to such groups as Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council and other organisations that fall into what the Southern Poverty Law Center calls ‘gay hate groups’

“BBC America Shop was not aware of CVN.org’s current donation policies,” Amy Mulcair, vice president publicity at BBC Worldwide Americas, told UK Gay News by email.

“We have ended our relationship with this affiliate effective immediately,” she added.

The BBC decision, which was made in New York, was made very swiftly, it is understood.

Microsoft was the first company to pull-out of the scheme.  The Seattle-based  gay friendly giant severed its relationship with Christian Values Network at the end of last week


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Posted: 13 July 2011 at 17:00 (UK time)


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