Lowe's pulls ads from TV show about US Muslims

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | December 11, 2011 | 8:15 PM EST

FILE - In this May 22, 2006 file photo, customers leave a Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse store in San Bruno, Calif. California State Sen. Ted Lieu , D-Torrance, is considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans. Calling the retail giant's decision "naked religious bigotry," Lieu said Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lowe's home improvement stores have pulled ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims following protests from an evangelical Christian group, prompting talk of a boycott against the chain.

The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after the Florida Family Association complained it was propaganda that hides Islam's "clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

Suehaila Amen, whose family is featured on "All-American Muslim," said she was disappointed Lowe's "would succumb to bigots ... "

Lowe's issued a statement Sunday apologizing for having "managed to make some people very unhappy." It didn't say whether it would reinstate the advertising.

California state Sen. Ted Lieu says he's considering a boycott of the chain and legislative action if the company doesn't reverse its decision.