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LGBT rights activist Fred Karger announced Thursday a global boycott targeting the direct-sales giant Amway over its founderÂ’s contribution to an anti-gay group.

Tax records obtained by Karger show that Amway president and owner Doug DeVos donated $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Education Fund through his Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation.

“I have been closely tracking NOM for over four years,” Karger said. “NOM always tries to hide the names of its donors and often breaks state election reporting laws in the process. NOM is currently under active investigations for election law violations in Maine and California”

“I imagine NOM leaders Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown thought that no one would uncover the huge Amway contribution which appears to be the largest family donation to NOM in its history. Only the Catholic ChurchÂ’s political arm the Knights of Columbus has given more to the ‘Hate GroupÂ’ NOM.” …. Continue Reading Here