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Domino's Pizza and Extreme Catholicism

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]scarcrest)

I saw [info]seshen's recent post here about Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan's dream of building a Catholic city in Florida, keeping out pharmacies that sell birth control, etc. For a while, the pro-life camp was boycotting Domino's because of his support for anti-choice groups (I refuse to call Operation Rescue "pro-life"), and every time this story comes up online, his Domino's connection is mentioned in a way that makes it sound like he's still with the company. As I wrote in my journal a couple of weeks ago:

No, Domino's Pizza DOESN'T support anti-abortion terrorist group Operation Rescue. Its founder -- who's in the news for plans to create a town in Florida called Ave Maria, a town in which he'd own all the land and plans to keep pharmacies that sell birth control out of town -- has given money to them, yes, but he sold the company in 1998 and receives no money from them these days.

Buying Domino's Pizza before 1998 = good chance a couple of pennies of your money went to terrorists. (Well, people we'd call terrorists if they weren't Americans and didn't claim to be committing their crimes in the name of the Christian religion, anyway.)

Buying Domino's Pizza after 1998 = only hurting yourself, just like all the other junk we eat.

I hope this gets approved for posting here. The company USED to be involved in so-called Christian attempts to dominate public policy through restricting abortion, but doesn't appear to be doing so now.