[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]Microsoft is being threatened with organised boycotts by the religious Right after twice reversing its policy on homosexual rights legislation in recent weeks.Buckling under pressure from rival powerful interest groups, the software giant - which offers generous domestic partner rights for gay employees - performed an embarrassing U-turn over a bill in its home state of Washington that would outlaw discrimination against homosexuals at work.Last month, shortly before a vote in Olympia, the state capital, it withdrew its backing for the bill after intense lobbying by an evangelical preacher, Ken Hutcherson, a former American football professional who runs one of Washington State's biggest churches. "I told them I was going to give them something to be afraid of Christians about," the Rev Hutcherson said.Yet Microsoft's change of heart prompted outrage from gay and liberal activists, and criticism from its staff and other big businesses, including Nike and Boeing, who backed the legislation.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Is everyone who is in power gay? Why is the West so bent on pushing homosexuality in peoples faces. What is the real agenda? Do heterosexuals have parades every year so they can flaunt what they do behind closed doors? Why is it so important for us to know what they do? Why is it that a minority of people are pushing it's agenda in the majorities schools? What next, pedophilia being ok and protected by law?
Apple. (Stronger, faster, better.) There, I said it.:-P MC
"I told them I was going to give them something to be afraid of Christians about," the Rev Hutcherson said.
"I told them I was going to give them something to be afraid of Christians about," the Rev Hutcherson said
That the power of the Holy Spirit would strike fear into the hearts of the ungodly.