AFA Calls for a Google Boycott
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
July 11 2012 1:31 PM ET
In not-so-surprising news today, Right Wing Watch reported that the American Family Association's Buster Wilson this week floated the idea of a Google boycott, in response to the tech company's heralded new "Legalize Love"campaign. Google said their new international campaign was aimed at decriminalizing homosexuality and eliminating homophobia around the globe. The AFA already boycotts the maker of Oreo cookies (thanks to their rainbow pride cookie ad from June) and Home Depot (for their pro-LGBT employee policies). But Wilson told listeners of AFA's radio program, AFA Today, that the boycott would, naturally be a tough one, but one that would “test the meat of our convictions.”
Of course, AFA members may have to look high and low for a search engine that meets their “convictions,” since Bing — oft cited as the next largest search engine — is owned by Microsoft, a company that recently endorsed marriage equality as well.
Ironcially, the video of Wilson's speech was posted by Right Wing Watch on YouTube, which is owned by Google, as well.
- Op-ed: Adopting the T in LGBT
- A Reason for Pride: Gay Parents Are Changing the World
- Multiple Attacks on Gay Men in NYC, Hours After Rally
- Does Expansion of Rights Also Expand Antigay Violence?
- Op-ed: My Life as a Gay Boy Scout
- Father of Teen Facing Felony for Lesbian Relationship Says She's Been Targeted Before
Sign Up For Email Updates
- World News PHOTOS: Startling Response to Right-Winger's Suicide in Notre Dame 27 min 6 sec ago
- Crime Does Expansion of Rights Also Expand Antigay Violence? 1 hour 19 min ago
- Film New Man Of Steel and Wolverine Trailers Debut 9:03 AM
- Travel Top 10 Ways to Score and Upgrade on Your Next Flight 8:27 AM
- Travel A Perfect Day in Rio 7:59 AM
- Marriage Equality Recalls of Pro-Marriage Equality Lawmakers Quashed in Minnesota 5:30 AM
- Commentary Op-ed: My Life as a Gay Boy Scout 4:34 AM