The faith-based business allows consumers to donate a portion of
their purchases from certain companies to charities, including
In America, these have included Focus on the Family and the Family
According to Advocate.com, petitions on both Change.org and
AllOut.org piled the pressure on leisure companies to disassociate
themselves from the CVN - and it worked.
Reinforced with thousands of hand-written letters which explained
how the CVN operates, it convinced several major players to
The tactic had already convinced Sandals Resorts, the Westin Hotel
Group, Radisson and Country Inns and Hotels.com to end the
relationship, but now Expedia.com and Avis car rentals have joined
"In a tight economy, summer travelers will be very careful where
to spend their hard-earned dollars," AllOut cofounder Andre Banks
said in a statement.
"They may think twice if they know that these companies are
The news comes just weeks after BBC America discovered they were
accidentally funding a number of anti-gay faith groups via
"BBC America Shop was not aware of CVN.org's current donation
policies," Amy Mulcair, vice president publicity at BBC Worldwide
Americas, said at the time.