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08/01/2008

Social conservatives losing power

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images 200807081143California anti-gay Randy Thomasson is raging mad over the announcement that California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has donated $250,000 towards the defeat of Proposition 8. In fact, he has branded PG&E "the homosexual marriage utility":

California's 'homosexual marriage' public utility [ONN]

We say to Randy: Boycott. You must boycott. If your entire movement is going to dedicate mucho ink and mucho focus on McDonald's for giving $20,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, then you simply have no choice but to stop patronizing a company that has given 230K more to actual marriage equality. Lights out. Gas off. Boycott.

Or, Randy, is is that telling folks to shun Happy Meals and Grimace is a far easier way to fill the social conservative coffers than is telling them to give up air conditioning and television?

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Your thoughts

Regarding Randy's blabber:
"The voters need to take a stand -- yes or no for Proposition 8." And businesses, he adds, need to take a stand -- with their dollars -- for the amendment."

Honestly businesses do not lack brain cells compared to Randy. They want the best and brightest employees, straight or gay they don't care. And many businesses are siding for equality.

Posted by: matt from california | Aug 1, 2008 2:57:04 PM

Let's be fair, now, JH. They do have one other option. They can probably find a power utility that does support their prejudice in Gambia!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 1, 2008 4:06:51 PM

It's always nice to hear Randy squeal, but I do have to wonder if he has a point here. I have no idea what business arrangement California & PG&E have so there may be more to this than what ONN reports, yet if they are a public utility they should have taken a neutral stance. I know that I would be very unhappy if a public utility gave money opposing a political view I held. Now as for private businesses, too bad Randy. Boycott to your heart's content but it won't do you much good.

Posted by: John | Aug 1, 2008 4:46:07 PM

I didn't know these stone age suckers actually used electricity.

Posted by: badboris | Aug 1, 2008 5:25:48 PM

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