A Redmond, WA conservative preacher is attempting to take on Microsoft’s “sinful” ways. Could this be about anti-trust or anti-competitive actions? No. This guy’s talking about Microsoft’s acceptance of gay people. The Telegraph reports in Pastor in Microsoft ‘gay rights’ share bid:
“There are 256 Fortune 500 companies alone pouring millions upon millions of dollars into pushing the homosexual agenda,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
“I consider myself a warrior for Christ. Microsoft don’t scare me. I got God with me.
“I told them that you need to work with me or we will put a firestorm on you like you have never seen in you life because I am your worst nightmare. I am a black man with a righteous cause with a whole host of powerful white people behind me.”
Mr Hutcherson’s office is decorated with the heads of deer, elk and a buffalo – “when I run into animals, I kill them and bring them home and eat them” – as well as invitations to the White House and signed pictures of himself with President George W. Bush.
His ambitious plan signals a new offensive in his two-year battle with Microsoft after it abandoned its neutral stance on gay rights legislation, which he says he helped secretly negotiate before outraged gay employees intervened.
By trying to become a political player in Washington state, he said, the company was trying to impose its sinful ways on others.
This is just but one more example of how neo-conservatism can make outrageous claims against progress. Thousands of people apparently believe (or will at least listen to and pay) this guy. From treating homosexuality as a choice (I’m sure lots of people want to line up to be persecuted) to seeing his mission as a Crusade against “sin”, this would have been rather shocking a few years ago. Now, it seems to be the norm.