Ken Hutcherson, the absolutely deranged anti-gay bigot pastor from Washington, amusingly thinks that he did $30 billion in damage to Microsoft by leading a boycott of their stock because the company supports marriage equality. Because “someone” told him this. And because the value of their stock went down for one day.
“I had Christians buying stock in Microsoft and they gave me one share and they kept the rest of their shares and gave me their proxy to go to the meetings here in Seattle and say that as stockholders we do not like the way you’re going down in our country, in our state, trying to change the laws and to push the homosexuality as a minority group. I went in for three straight years with my stock and I said if you guys don’t back off I’m gonna sell my stock and I’m gonna have everyone that bought sell stock; they laughed, I mean they were Microsoft, they pooh-poohed me and they thought I was nuts so I said, alright just wait and see…And Rick, there was a selloff of stock on March 15$30 million in one day Microsoft lost and they have not recovered yet, someone told me the difference was $30 billion and I never can confirm that because they won’t allow that to come out. But I know for a fact the stock went down that day and it never has recovered to this day.”
And now, a word from reality. As Right Wing Watch points out, Microsoft’s stock is more than 20% higher now than it was when Hutcherson started his campaign in 2008. In fact, when he sold that stock on March 15, 2011, the value was about $25. Now it’s over $32. You just keep telling yourself how much damage you did, Ken. Reality won’t budge one bit in the face of your delusions.