The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Google because of Google’s “Legalize Love” campaign. A little over a week ago, Google announced the Legalize Love campaign and shared that it will focus first on those areas with homophobic cultures or anti-gay laws exist.
According to Google Exec, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe:
We want our employees who are gay or lesbian or transgender to have the same experience outside the office as they do in the office
This video features Buster Wilson talking about the boycott of Google and how it will be difficult it would be considering just how integrated Google is in our lives. From the AFA:
A lot of us are so integrated into Google and Google products. This is going to be a tough one. It’s more than just a search engine. Many of us have Android phones — the Android system is a Google product. Many of us use Google calendar, Google Tasks and Gmail. And all those kinds of things. YouTube. And all the other things … this one’s going to be tough. This one’s going to be one of those situations where I guess we’ll test the meat of our convictions.
It’ll be interesting to see where these boycotts head. I just posted how the National Organization for Marriage organization’s reach appears to be waning even more as additional organizations come out against amendments and for marriage equality weekly.
And for those AFA’ers out there, better not use Bing either, as Microsoft has donated money toward gay rights and has come out in favor of marriage equality in Washington State. Maybe it’s time to put the Internet away altogether… ;)