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Wal-Mart Draws Christian Group's Ire

The American Family Association, the conservative Christian group led by Donald Wildmon, is urging a shopping boycott against Wal-Mart on Friday and Saturday in protest of the retailer's support of the In & Out Workplace Summit, a conference promoting a gay-friendly workplace. It's a twist for the Arkansas-based retailer, whose reputation is for galvanizing liberals over workplace issues related to wages and benefits.