I am boycotting Tyson Foods products in protest over Arkansas’ new “religious freedom” law. That law sanctions discrimination against the LGBT community. I contacted Tyson’s public relations director yesterday to advise that I will not purchase Tyson products until Arkansas repeals its detestable legislation. The company responded quickly. I assume that Tyson used a carefully drafted boilerplate response being sent to other persons of conscience who have lodged similar protests. That’s OK, because at least it indicates the company is receiving many communications in protest.
Here is the letter:
“Mr. Neel – Thanks for your message. We appreciate the efforts of Governor Hutchinson, Senate President Pro Tem Dismang and House Speaker Gillam to resolve the controversy over HB 1228 by agreeing to reshape this bill. We implore the members of the Arkansas State Legislature to ensure that the final bill protects and preserves our religious freedom, will not allow discriminatory practices in the workplace and does not create further damage to our state’s reputation.”