It seems the NRA hates everyone – 506 people and organizations in all. Here is a partial list of names on the NRA’s now infamous Enemies List:
Charities, civic groups, and religious groups:
American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, Church of the Brethren, Hadassah, Mennonite Central Committee, Anti-Defamation League, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Hadassah, the League of Women Voters, Children’s Defense Fund, National Council of Jewish Women, National Safe Kids Campaign, People for the American Way, the American Trauma Association, U.S. Catholic Conference, the Church of the Brethren, Unitarian Universalist Church, United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, and the YMCA, as examples.
Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Oprah, Lauren Bacall, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Spike Lee, Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, Mary Tyler Moore, Meryl Streep, Jerry Seinfeld, Ed Asner, Bob Barker, Sean Connery, Sigourney Weaver, Sylvester Stallone, The Temptations, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé, and Jon Bon Jovi, as examples.
Wait! Here’s more:
Garry Trudeau, columnists Cynthia Tucker, Frank Rich and Jimmy Breslin, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Rabbi David Saperstein, federal Judge Lyle Elmer Strom, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, and former President Jimmy Carter, as examples.
Free Enterprise too:
American Century, Argosy Casino, Levi Strauss Jeans, Baltimore Sun, New York Times, Newsweek, Ben & Jerry’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Crown Petroleum, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City Chiefs, Kenneth Cole, Lamar Advertising, Malinckrodt, Sara Lee, Southland Corporation, Southwestern Bell, Sprint, St. Louis Rams, Time Warner, Capital Cities/ABC, Columbia Broadcasting, Gannett, Knight-Ridder, and NBC, as examples.Bizarre! Patrick Steward of Star Trek fame wrote on Twitter that making the NRA list was the most prestigious award he ever received. Earlier this week, in response to unwelcome public scrutiny and scorn, the NRA scrubbed the “enemies” list from their website (story here). They can run but they cannot hide. Some enterprising folks have copied and posted it elsewhere in Cyberspace where the NRA cannot cover up their PR disaster (original list here).