BBC America have accidentally been helping to fund a
number of anti-gay faith groups in the US.
The broadcasters were linked to online bookstore Christian Values
Network - co-owned by Lindsay Lohan's father - which donated cash
to various strict religious groups, including several which were
alleged to be homophobic.
BBC America has now terminated its involvement with the
Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council are just two
of the organisations who have allegedly benefited from the
"BBC America Shop was not aware of CVN.org's current donation
policies," Amy Mulcair, vice president publicity at BBC Worldwide
Americas, told UK Gay News.
"We have ended our relationship with this affiliate effective
immediately," she added.
The BBC decision, which was made in New York, was made very
swiftly, it is understood.
Microsoft was the first company to pull-out of the scheme.
The Seattle-based gay friendly giant severed its relationship
with Christian Values Network at the end of last week.