Thursday, April 21, 2005

Microsoft Gives In to a Bigot and Gives Up On Gays!

In response to this article (Microsoft Caves on Gay Rights, Pressured by Evangelical Minister, Microsoft Withdraws Support for Civil Rights Bill, by Sandeep Kaushik (04/21/05)) I wrote the following letter to Microsoft.

To Whom it may concern :

I am very disappointed and ashamed today.

I am disappointed in Microsoft for allowing a Bigoted Evangelical Minister (Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond) to successfully pressure Microsoft (The largest and most powerful software company in the World) in to reversing their stance on House bill 1515, the anti-gay-discrimination bill currently under consideration by the Washington State legislature.

I am equally ashamed to now tell people that my company is a Microsoft reseller.

We have been a loyal partner of Microsoft for many years serving GLBT and straight businesses in our service areas and recommending Microsoft products and services. Oh, and did I mention that we are a gay owned and operated company?

As a consequence of your actions today, we will begin more vigorously promoting your competitors products.

I hope that you reconsider this decision and allow us the opportunity to resume our prior business relationship.

Clint Thomson