Now Amazon

Timothy Kincaid

February 1st, 2012

Now that anti-gays cannot go to Macy’s or even JC Penny’s to buy a shirt, can’t drink coffee or dine out in Seattle, and can’t use Windows write their screeds, their options for social survival were slim. But they still could use some smartphones to buy things online. Now even that is tougher.

“Amazon is joining other Pacific Northwest companies, including Microsoft, Starbucks and Nike, in support of Washington state’s marriage equality bills,” Amazon said in a statement released by spokeswoman Mary Osako. “The spirit of these bills is consistent with our longstanding employment practices.”

I think that if those anti-gays really believe in the sanctity of special privileges for themselves, then they have a moral obligation to personally boycott every single company that supports equality. Forever. And no weaning off, or making threats; live up to your convictions starting right now. God is watching.

If it helps, I think Chick-fil-a if you stock up for the week.

David in Houston

February 1st, 2012

Couldn’t agree more, Timothy. Unless they all want to be called lying hypocrites, they better be using Linux workstations for all their anti-gay work (I bet that the people behind Linux also support marriage equality.); and I better not catch Peter LaBarbera or Brian Brown wearing Nike shoes… or watching an ABC TV show or Pixar movie, or carrying an iPod or iPhone.

It seems like the so-called “culture wars” are coming to end rather quickly, and the anti-gay zealots are on the losing side.

David Malcolm

February 1st, 2012

Yeah and they’d better not use any Apple products, I hear the guy that runs the company is a moral deviant too!

Also I’m pretty sure Google basically ran an it gets better Ad. So pretty well everyone in tech thinks they’re douche bags.

Mark F.

February 2nd, 2012

People attack me for my view that the marketplace is the best way to deal with discrimination, but this is an argument in favor of my point. Nobody forced any of these companies to support gay people. They just decided it was the right thing to do or was just good business.


February 2nd, 2012

Will the anti-gay publishing crowd now stop selling their books on Amazon? It would seem to fit their historic approach.

Will we soon see (sort of the “ of books?


February 2nd, 2012

Actually, it wouldn’t surprise me if there already was something like that. However if there is, I’ve never heard of it.

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