FRC Decries Campaign of Intimidation By Threatening Campaign of Intimidation
Rightwing Watch reports:
The other day we noted that the Family Research Council was outraged - OUTRAGED! - that the law firm of King & Spalding had caved to a “small but influential cabal that want to undermine policy and society” and backed out of its agreement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court.
At the time, we noted now FRC and its Religious Right allies routinely target corporations with boycotts and threats in an attempt to get them to change their policies … but apparently that is totally different.
Now, FRC announces that it is on a mission to find out if Coca-Cola played a role in getting King & Spalding to drop its DOMA defense … and is threatening repercussions:
Rumors are flying that one of those companies was Coca Cola. People closest to the story are suggesting that the soda king did most of the arm-twisting. “Sources… confirm that one of King & Spalding’s top clients, Coca Cola, also based in Atlanta, directly intervened to press the firm to extricate itself from the case.” A spokesman for the company refused to comment. But if the allegations are true, I guarantee that FRC won’t hesitate to!
So what is FRC going to do? Launch a boycott to try and pressure Coca-Cola?
Amazing, isn’t it, the idea of anyone putting pressure on King & Spalding is an outrage … but putting pressure on Coca-Cola for allegedly putting pressure on King & Spalding is taking a stand for principle.