Lowe's Pulls Ads From Muslim Show, Sparks Protest

About 100 people are at a Michigan Lowe's store protesting the home improvement chain's decision to pull ads from a reality TV show about U.S. Muslims.

The protesters in Allen Park showed up in response to a call from a coalition of Christian, Muslim and civil rights groups and are chanting "God Bless America and shame on Lowe's." Protesters say they want people to boycott the chain.

But 15 to 20 counter-protesters also showed up Saturday morning, saying they came to support Lowe's.

Executives of the Mooresville, N.C.-based company say TLC's "All-American Muslim" became a "lightning rod" for complaints. They acted after complaints from the conservative Christian group the Florida Family Association.

Lowe's spokeswoman Karen Cobb says the company respects everyone's right to express their opinion peacefully.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM
    If you believe that, you will end up in the same eternity as all non-belivers, that includes Muslims, Buddhists, Athiests, etc.
  • by US worker ! Location: AMERICA on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:57 AM
    Lowes retailer of imported goods from a country that doesn't "honor" our "Chritian" nation.smart people. Anyone ever told you, You can't have ot both ways". Buying from retailers that import goods to the US only serve to make us the "tail and not the head". We will fall as Chins progresses in an economic take over of the world. It's happening more rapidly than ever thought. Keep on buying from a country that doesn't care for our DOI or our Constitution, Bills of rights or organized religion. Support Lowes and destroy ourselves. Ever think to go into a store and ask for the "AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS" they have to offer ? Help America to be great and support it's people; the ones that work ! !
  • by big Al Location: greenvile on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    Their religion says to KILL all infidels. My religion says to love all. Their religion says it alright to lie to advance faith. My religion says it is a sin to lie. and on and on and on. Send them all home to kill each other
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      by ? ? ? ? on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:03 AM in reply to big Al
      What religion are you ? The one that has old testement characters and stories ? I don't care for the Koran or religion of the Islamist. But I wouldn't ever make a subject against killing of infidels.Oh my bible says that all men are liars.Ut teaches me that all men are born sinners. I read these post and wonder how GOD just happen to pick some of these people to proclaim HIS righteousness.You people are born no different with no less hate or love than any onther man regardless of color or race. Christ taught it differently than most of these commentors
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        by Formerly Pirateman on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:35 PM in reply to ? ? ? ?
        Umm, is your English correct? Did you mean YOU are in favor of killing infidels? Read your post! Please, do tell!
  • by Do What? Location: USA on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:35 AM
    It's apparent that most of the Christians (?) posting here fall short of their "savior's" character and teaching.It is also apparent that most of the American "patriots" posting here are more for keeping China and other not believing countries happy with their support at the cash registers here in the US. Keep on screaming against one group of people, claiming your Christianity and live like heathens.How many of have daily family devotions or attend regular church services;especially on Sunday. I would bet more of these posters are found in Lowes on Sundays than in collective worship with other Christians.We are such an ungodly people that slam others with our warped interpretation of a GOD that is called "LOVE".
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      by here on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:44 AM in reply to Do What?
      so true. a nation of morons.
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        by Formerly Pirateman on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:03 AM in reply to here
        All but you? And, of course, those that think like you, I'm sure! lol
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          by ? on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM in reply to Formerly Pirateman
          But that's not the point, Christians are supposed to accept all people whether they like them or not. Of course though, because I said that someone will come on saying I’m an idiot and that I don’t know anything about the Bible or the ways of Christianity, even though I have this New Testament Bible right next to me and every Christian website at my disposal stating near or the exact same thing. Oh well.
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          by Do What? on Dec 20, 2011 at 04:48 AM in reply to Formerly Pirateman
          So? Where do you stand "religiously" ? You post a few "limited facts" about this article and then attack others with cropped jargon and slur ? Why don't you tell us your preference of worship and to what GOD you are on here defending. Please don't tell me , that you don't need to attend a church regularly or not an associate member . Please don't tell me you are representing Christians values and teachings ? You posted half truths and have ignorereal facts. Please tell me what you are defending? Is it your "personal" hatred for anyone like you or your "own singular personal god called "self" ?
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          by ? on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:22 AM in reply to Formerly Pirateman
          Okay, so what are these alleged half-truths I've been posting? As far as I can tell, what I’ve been posting has been me calling out anyone that acts as if their religion is better then anyone’s else’s, or that their religion has never caused harm to anyone in the history of mankind, both of which are outright lies. I especially call out on people who like to claim they are of a religion and then contradict their very teachings seconds later. I don’t defend any religion because all religions are crated by man thus making them fallible. No one on this planet will ever truly know what God is or what his teachings are until they die, even then we don’t know if that will actually work, so what’s really the point to follow any religion crated by man except for the fellowship. It is completely pointless to argue the history of the world just because bias books tell you differently, it doesn’t matter if it’s the Bible, Quran, Torah, whatever, all of them were written by man in the first place and all of them claim to be the word of God with ZERO evidence to back them up. But that’s not what bothers you right, it’s because I question your religions authority, when I should just blindly follow whatever you say, right?
  • by Bob on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:03 AM
    I don't care where Lowe's spends or doesn't spend it's add dollars. I just know they are the highest priced hardware store around. Seriously, check the prices elsewhere before you buy from Lowes.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:05 AM in reply to Bob
      Well BOB... where can we get a better deal in ENC on building supplies?
  • by Say what now? on Dec 18, 2011 at 09:34 PM
    I never even heard of this show. Does it matter that much?
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      by ? on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM in reply to Say what now?
      Not really, just the usual dog and pony show, or the “my book is better then your book” argument (even though they originate from the same events).
  • by disgusted Location: NC on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:53 PM
    As Michigan has given over so much to the muslems, it's not a surprise that they would prtest Lowes
  • by ricky w Location: willimston on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    i am so tired of kissing muslims butts.they hate christians and want all of us dead.lowes has the right to advertise where they see fit
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      by Sarah on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:52 AM in reply to ricky w
      I don't know where you get that Muslims hate Christians? You watch to much T.V, that is not the case at all. If you took the time to study what Islam really teaches and not what you see on T.V you may change your ideas.
  • by phil on Dec 18, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    As far as saying the Christians are joining the muslims in protesting. Those so called Christians are muslim lovers. You can't say Christians are protesting. I am a Christian and I'm not protesting against Lowes. Lowes is doing the right thing. So please stop putting all Christians into one muslim bucket.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:30 PM in reply to phil
      oh, so you speak for all Christians now. Good to know Pope Philip I
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Dec 18, 2011 at 07:17 PM in reply to
        You cannot be both Christian and Muslim; you are one or the other.
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          by ? on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
          Yes you can, it's called Christlim, all you have to do is mush together the New Testament and the Quran.... it's a very confusing book though.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:18 AM in reply to
        Why not you are speaking for all Muslims ! LOL
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      by Hey Zues on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:15 PM in reply to phil
      The greatest of these is "love".
  • by Pigman Location: Seven Springs on Dec 18, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    The way I se it,Lowes can spend their money any way thay want . What is the big deal?
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      by truth on Dec 18, 2011 at 03:48 PM in reply to Pigman
      you hit the nail on the head!

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