Microsoft Comes Under Fire for Reversal on Gay Rights Bill
SEATTLE, April 21 – The Microsoft Corporation, at the forefront of corporate gay rights for decades, is coming under fire from gay rights groups, politicians and its own employees for withdrawing its support for a state bill that would have barred discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Many of the critics accused the company of bowing to pressure from a prominent evangelical church in Redmond, Wash., located a few blocks from Microsoft’s sprawling headquarters.
Dr. Hutcherson, pastor of the Antioch Bible Church, who has organized several rallies opposing same-sex marriage here and in Washington, D.C., said he threatened in those meetings to organize a national boycott of Microsoft products.
After that, “they backed off,” the pastor said Thursday in a telephone interview. “I told them I was going to give them something to be afraid of Christians about,” he said.
Because that is really want from your church and religion. Ruling through fear and intimidation. You know, I might end up in hell, and even might be able to narrow it down to the reasons why I’m there. Guys like this will be there going, “wha-wha-what?”
Two things Microsoft shoud know: One is most of this chumps fanbase isn’t moving to Linux or Apple because they just don’t know better. Secondly, in the computer world, like it or not (and I don’t) Microsoft is bigger than g-d.
Disclaimer: I am forced to use MS in my office, but am a happy Powerbook user in real-life.