In 1977, singer Anita Bryant (b. 1940), accusing the gay community of “trying to recruit our children,” campaigned successfully to repeal a Dade County, Florida, ordinance banning discrimination against homosexuals. As her movement spread, Bob Hope satirized the situation, prompting Bryant supporters to cut up credit cards of Hope’s sponsor, Texaco. The company asked Hope to stop telling Bryant jokes and he agreed. In disgust, opponents of Bryant in turn cut up their Texaco cards.