And bear in mind, it's not because Progressive has harmed him in any way. Peter objects to the fact that Progressive Insurance has the temerity to not only treat its lgbt employees with respect, but also support lgbt causes.
After posting a letter from someone who supposedly canceled his insurance because of Progressive's support of the lgbt community, LaBarbera is continuing the same vein of lies in his newest post by claiming that not only Progressive but other corporations fund and support lgbt pride parades.
And the picture he uses to push this nonsense is the same one I talked about this morning - the picture of two go-go dancers from a gay pride in Sydney, Australia.
Nor does he offer any evidence that any corporation, Progressive included, funded this parade.
By linking Progressive and other corporations to lgbt pride parades while posting a distorted picture having nothing to do with them, LaBarbera is sinking low.
It's the equivalent of fanning people's racial prejudices by posting a picture of a kissing interracial couple.
Peter seems to be on a "streak" here. My guess is that on a daily basis, he will be "revealing" more information about how Progressive pushes the so-called gay agenda. Bear in mind that LaBarbera most likely already has a reservoir of information which he will pervert.
By pushing the phony angle of "it's worst than what we thought," LaBarbera will reveal the information bit by bit for the purpose of suspense.
Allow me to take a possible morsel from his mouth. It's about the Peter Lewis, the owner of Progressive. He will be receiving the 2010 America's Future Lifetime Leadership Award from Campaign for America's Future for his funding of progressive causes.
It's a wonderful honor but watch, if LaBarbera mentions it, how he will try to tarnish the occasion by accusing Lewis of trying to undermine "family values" in the same manner others on the right attack George Sorors for his funding of progressive causes.
But the most annoying part of LaBarbera's afternoon diatribe is this statement.
This is how we regain our culture: taking one principled stance at a time, and using our considerable power as consumers to defend morality and truth. In the last decade or so, the corporate world was essentially ceded to the “gay” lobby without much of a fight — while pro-family advocates were busy opposing the homosexual activist political agenda in Washington, D.C. Now look at the tragic result: major corporations are using their immense resources to promote sexual immorality and gender confusion throughout society. And the agenda they are financing wars against Biblical values and directly threatens YOUR religious freedom.
One wonders: what have the Christian employees been doing all these years at companies like Progressive? Why haven’t more people of faith spoken up in their place of employment — urging their superiors not to waste valuable corporate resources to fund and promote the homosexual and transsexual agenda? And why aren’t more Christians and moral advocates demanding true corporate “diversity” — which includes respecting those employees who support real (man-woman) marriage and who oppose homosexual practice and gender confusion?
First of all, this is not your culture alone nor is it your country alone. You have neither title nor deed to it. It belongs to all of us, lgbts included. The fact that you can't share is none of our concern because the truth is that you will share it all, one way or the other.
Lastly, what do Christian employees do, Peter?
True Christians, employees or otherwise, would recognize the fact that lgbt employees have every right to be as open about their lives and families as they do.
And at the very least, they don't post distorted pictures of go-go dancers.
Again I would suggest that readers call Progressive Insurance and thank the company for its policy of fairness. And offer congratulations for Peter Lewis on his award. Call Progressive at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE (800-776-4737) or fax your own letter to 800-229-1590. (A Progressive phone/e-mail contact page is HERE.)
Peter LaBarbera's homophobic lies reap a small benefit