[T]his week, the mega-retailer stood its ground and resisted calls from the American Family Association to refuse to sell the "Brokeback Mountain" DVD.Emphasis mine. Isn't that what capitalism is all about? Providing people what they want? Wal-Mart just happens to do it at a lower cost than most people. Now when you consider that Wal-Mart has historically caved to RedState conservatism by keeping some products off the shelf, perhaps some kudos are in order.
Wal-Mart even promoted the DVD in displays featuring the gay characters portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.
Some will say that Wal-Mart is just greedy and knows a hot-selling product when it sees it. But the behemoth is uber-popular in the red states where the American Family Association and other so-called Christian groups hold lots of influence.
So, just this once, kudos to Wal-Mart.
Kudos for allowing greed to finally win out!