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As a service to the anti-gays

Timothy Kincaid

February 1st, 2012

I know it is unfair of me to insist that anti-gays boycott every business that supports equality without at least offering them some other opportunities. So I have taken it upon myself to make some inquiries. And, assuming that I receive appropriate responses, I’ll be certain to let the anti-gays know of just which companies can be a suitable alternatives.

To Smith Corona

Hello,

A number of conservative organizations are currently upset that significant manufacturers of computers and operating systems – including Microsoft and Apple – have taken public positions in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. They are seeking to boycott, but are having difficulty finding alternatives.

I would like to recommend that they use the manual typewriter as an option for their word processing, but before I do so I want to make certain that there are typewriter manufacturers who have not expressed support for same-sex marriage.

I understand that you no longer manufacture typewriters but do provide supplies. But before I offer this option, can you please let me know whether or not your company has taken a position on the matter.

To Crosley Appliances

Hello,

A number of conservative organizations are currently upset that significant communications providers – including Google and Apple – have taken public positions in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. They are seeking to boycott, but are having difficulty finding alternatives.

I would like to recommend that they use the rotary telephone as an option for their communication needs, but before I do so I want to make certain that there are rotary telephone manufacturers who have not expressed support for same-sex marriage.

I know that you manufacture the Crosley Desk Phone (CR 58-IV). But before I offer this option, can you please let me know whether or not your company has taken a position on the matter.

To Central Tools

Hello,

A number of conservative organizations are currently upset that significant manufacturers of computers and operating systems – including Microsoft and Apple – have taken public positions in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. They are seeking to boycott, but are having difficulty finding alternatives.

I would like to recommend that they use the slide rule as an option for their calculating, but before I do so I want to make certain that there are slide rule manufacturers who have not expressed support for same-sex marriage.

I know that you manufacture the Central Tools 65060 Caliper Slide Rule. But before I offer this option, can you please let me know whether or not your company has taken a position on the matter.

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Lindoro Almaviva
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

LOL!

You have just crossed the nasty line, and I love it.

Bernie
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

I love it.

Bernie
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

Awesome… one of the reasons you’re daily MUST read (several times daily, I must add). Thanks!

Theo
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

This is woefully incomplete. Didn’t you know that the anti-gay side is boycotting Google as well, as both the company and its 2 founders support marriage equality? You need to send a letter of inquiry to Alta Vista or HotBot.

Steve
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

There is always Linux

Roy Dalgleish
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Beautiful!
You are so sweet when you are being nasty….

Richard Rush
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Why stop with just boycotting businesses? I suggest they boycott certain states. If I lived in Massachusetts, for example, I’d offer to help anti-gay residents pack their bags if they would migrate to a real bigoted state, such as Mississippi. It’d be a win/win for everyone: I’d be happier, and they’d be happier being closer to the AFA.

Rob Tisinai
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Timothy, what a wonderful and generous person you are for devoting your time and energy to this cause!

Tony P
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

I have a strong suspicion that the creators of various Linux distros might not agree with the bigots either.

So they can use stone tablets and chisels!

Jim Hlavac
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

I find it ironic that the anit-gay folks use Facebook, what with its gay founders. But they’re going to run out of companies to shop at by the time they’re done boycotting companies that are gay-supportive. I also often wonder how the anti-gay folks go through their days without encountering gay folks. I mean, they eat in restaurants, they travel on planes, they check into hotels, they use conference centers — how do they avoid gay folks when so many gays are employed in these fields? Are they so willfully blind that they really don’t see us? Or are they simply so driven by bile that they ignore the evidence in front of them that we’re decent folks who do a fine job for everyone. Or do they have a network of “no-gay-workers” companies to avoid us completely?

SharonB
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Central Tools, lol. How fitting!

Rachel
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

You wag, Timothy. Love it. Do publish any responses you receive.

Darina
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Thank you for the laugh, Timothy, I needed it very badly tonight. :)

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