Hutcherson calls for calls for boycott of Microsoft and HP for backing gay rights bill
The bible-thumping bigot is back! And even better, he will make his announcement of his boycott on Daddy Dobson’s Focus on the Anus show. (AP):
A pastor on Monday called for a national boycott of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and other companies that support a gay civil rights bill, saying the corporations have underestimated the power of religious consumers.
The Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, said he would formally issue the boycott Thursday on the conservative radio show Focus on the Family.
“We’re tired of sitting around thinking that morals can be ignored in our country,” he said. “This is not a threat, this is a promise. Check out the past presidential election. We made the moral issue the No. 1 issue.”
Last week, several companies, including Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett Packard Co., Microsoft Corp., Boeing Co., and Nike Inc. signed a letter urging passage of the measure, which would add “sexual orientation” to a Washington state law that already bans discrimination in housing, employment and insurance based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, marital status and other factors.
Microsoft is restoring its support for the proposal a year after the company was denounced for quietly dropping its endorsement.
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