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WND Lists ‘Gayest’ Companies

The Worldnutdaily posts their annual list of the nation’s “gayest” companies. Actually, it’s just a reprinting of the list from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. But while the HRC does this to reward companies that value equality, the WND does it to tell its readers which companies to avoid.

And as I wrote long ago, the list is long — though not as long as it was then because HRC changed their criteria and made it more difficult to get a perfect score. So while more than 300 companies once scored a 100 on their scale, now only 109 do. But I fully agree that the bigots should not buy anything from any company that actually treats gay people like human beings.

They should stop using any medications made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer. And any medical instrument made by Medtronics. They should probably stop using the internet completely, since Google and Yahoo both get perfect 100s, as did Apple and Microsoft. And the entire internet uses routers made by Cisco, which means all those emails they forward to each other every day about how Obama eats Christian babies for dinner every night are actually catching The Gay as they pass through those routers.

They even have to give up seemingly wholesome things like Disney movies and Avon. They can’t each anything from General Mills, Kellogg’s or Kraft foods, so they’re gonna have to hope for some of that manna. Hell, they can’t even join the military because major defense contractors like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin score a perfect 100 on the sodomy scale.

Comments

  1. Doug Little says

    Given the avalanche of acceptance of gay people, what’s the under/over on when these wingnuts figure out they are on the wrong side of history and throw the whole “I hate gays” mantra down the memory hole? I’ll start it at the 150 year mark.

  2. says

    Appropriate that boycotting those companies would send them hurtling backwards on the tech tree. It’s exactly what they want, but thankfully we don’t have to be dragged along with them.

  3. Tualha says

    Aside from the Cisco routers, there is the sendmail program, almost universally used to route email. The developer of that program, Eric Allman, is gay, and once said “There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it’s basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That’s kind of funny.”

  4. Doug Little says

    Aside from the Cisco routers, there is the sendmail program, almost universally used to route email. The developer of that program, Eric Allman, is gay, and once said “There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it’s basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That’s kind of funny.”

    Well if you want to talk about gay pioneers in computing look no further than Alan Turing, anything that runs a algorithmic program should be boycotted as well. Time to go and live with the Amish.

  5. peterh says

    Although very conservative by general standards, the Amish have no truck with the kind of hate that’s behind Worldnut. (They’re not sympathetic towards GLBT, they just don’t spew nonsensical hatred.)

  6. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

    Although very conservative by general standards, the Amish have no truck with the kind of hate that’s behind Worldnut. (They’re not sympathetic towards GLBT, they just don’t spew nonsensical hatred.)

    Being cut off from your family and everyone you’ve ever known is pretty brutal, and shunning is what the Amish do to gays.

    I don’t think the distinction of ‘doesn’t shout it from the rooftops’ is worth all that much when they still treat gays in their own families as badly as the some of the worst of the other fundies. It’s still nonsensical hatred.

  7. regexp says

    I’ve posted this before – from Eric Allman – the opening gay creator of sendmail:

    There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it’s basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That’s kind of funny.

    Its also funny that this morning I received the yearly notice from the AFA for the companies to avoid due to the non-existant war on christmas. The company not on the list? Chick fil a. But all their marketing materials exclusively use “happy holidays”.

  8. shouldbeworking says

    The bigots should refuse police, fire and paramedic services too. One of the respinders might be gay and infect the righteous.

  9. criticaldragon1177 says

    Ed Brayton,

    The truth of the matter is for homophobes its going to get harder and harder for them to survive if they don’t buy stuff from companies that gay people like human beings and perhaps even many of them understand that, and don’t like it. Beyond that with modern anti discrimination laws, companies may not be able to legally get away with things that would keep them off Joe Kovacs’ list.

  10. Doug Little says

    peterh @8,

    I think you misunderstood me. I was referring to the Amish because of their lack of anything electrical, as most electrical appliances these days have some form of an algorithmic program running within them.

  11. John Hinkle says

    They can’t eat anything from General Mills, Kellogg’s or Kraft foods

    Fundie: No Kraft Mac-n-Cheese?!? Now this gay thing HAS gone too far! What are my kids going to eat? They’re fucking monsters if they don’t get their mac-n-cheese! Fuck you WND and the horse you rode in on! You’re damn lucky I’m too tired to hold the shift key or you’d hear this clear around world.

  12. thomwatson says

    Dough @2 asks

    Given the avalanche of acceptance of gay people, what’s the under/over on when these wingnuts figure out they are on the wrong side of history and throw the whole “I hate gays” mantra down the memory hole?

    I’m not convinced it will ever happen, honestly. Look at how many of them still hate black people and women, after all. And hating on teh gays is all that keeps them from having to justify their own lack of living up to the things their bible supposedly tells them to do and not to do. As long as they can remain convinced that homosexuality is the worst sin ever imaginable, they allow themselves to live as though they have a pass on breaking so many of the actual commandments (funny, how “Thou shalt not love someone of the same sex” didn’t make it onto the stone tablets) given in both the old (the ten big ones) and the new (“love your neighbor”) testaments.

    Why would they ever want to give that up?

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