Saturday, January 05, 2008

Blood red poinsettias

During the Christmas season millions of pots of red poinsettias can be seen in churches and homes throughout North America. The red represents the blood of Christ. It has recently been learned, however, that the symbol extends beyond that. The Ecke Ranch is one of the largest suppliers in the USA of this particular product. They are also one of the largest contributors to Planned Parenthood and have been added to the boycott list for businesses.

Worldnet explores this further in this article

When Christian churches flooded their facilities with poinsettias to celebrate the Christmas season, odds are that at least some of the money they paid for the blooms will be dedicated to paying for abortions, a new report reveals.

According to the Corporate Funding Project assembled and released by Life Decisions International, the Paul Ecke Ranch business of Ecinitas, Calif., has been added to its Boycott List because of its support for Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion advocacy organization in the world and the largest U.S. provider in the abortion industry.

Other corporations newly added to the list are BBJ Linen, which produces home products, and Carlson Companies, including its travel agencies and brand names Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson and Regent, according to Life Decisions.

Also added to the list released this week are restaurant chains T.G.I. Friday's and Pick Up Stix, auto services provider Midas and InterContinental Hotels, including brand names Candlewood, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Indigo and Staybridge, the group said.

Officials at Paul Ecke Ranch declined to return multiple WND messages requesting comment. But on their website, they boast "approximately 70 percent of all the flowering poinsettias in the USA and more than 50 percent worldwide get their start at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California."

The organization says it ships "several million vegetative cuttings" to growers in four dozen nations "and finishes thousands of potted flowering plants for Christmas."

Its website explains how the family ownership team saw the flowers growing wild in the early 1900s and worked for decades to connect the bloom to the Christmas holiday season to build their business, including working with set designers for Bob Hope's shows to make sure they were included each Christmas season.

LDI, which was incorporated in 1992, is "dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death" and concentrates "on exposing and opposing the agenda of Planned Parenthood."


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