LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A state senator from South Bay says he’s outraged that the company Lowe’s pulled its advertising from a cable television show about Muslim Americans.READ MORE: San Bernardino Investigators Say Loma Linda Sexual Predator May Have More Underage Victims That Have Not Yet Come Forward
Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, said he may call for a boycott of the homebuilding supply chain unless it reverses its decision and apologizes for pulling its ads from the TLC Network broadcast “All-American Muslim.”
The Florida Family Association called the show “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”READ MORE: Drone Video: Great White Sharks Off California's Coast Are More Common Than You Think
The group sent three e-mails to its members, asking them to petition to Lowe’s to pull its advertising. It also published a letter from Lowe’s Cos., saying it agreed to stop advertising associated with the show.
Lieu called the move “bigoted, shameful and un-American.”
The company’s North Carolina headquarters issued a statement calling “All-American Muslim” a “lightning rod” for people who have “strong political and societal views on this topic,” and said it will pull its ads because it is “best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.”MORE NEWS: 'Just Not Fair': Gascón Drops Bid For Death Penalty In Killing Of 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos
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