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Christian Family Coalition calls on Rick Scott to divest from 'pornography' company



The Christian Family Coalition and Rev. Mark D. Boykin of the Church of All Nations in Boca Raton are calling on Republican Gov.-elect Rick Scott to divest from QuePasa Corp., which they allege sells "pornography to Latinos."

"We cannot have a governor in the state of Florida that invests in companies that sell pornography," Boykin said. "We are asking that before he takes the oath of office, Gov.-elect Scott gets rid of his stocks from QuePasa Corporation. The governor of the state of Florida should not be benefiting or have an interest in pornography.  It goes against our family values." 

Scott, head of Richard L. Scott Investments, distanced himself from the company during the campaign trail, when Attorney General Bill McCollum's campaign question how Scott can claim conservative credentials when he's invested in a social networking company that promotes a "Cyber Girl of the Month."

But by the general election, Scott was using QuePasa to highlight his ties to the Hispanic community. "ve invested in another Hispanic company, again creates Hispanic jobs, jobs for Hispanics, called Que Pasa. I’ve been very fortunate in my relationships in the Miami market and meeting Hispanics and building businesses with them," Scott said in a Univision debate with Democrat Alex Sink.

Boykin and Anthony Verdugo, head of the Miami-based Christian Family Coalition, will hold a press conference Thursday outside QuePasa's West Palm Beach headquarters.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:24pm]


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