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Google starts worldwide campaign to legalize gay marriage, Target donates to gay activists

From The Weekly Standard.

Excerpt:

Google yesterday reportedly launched a worldwide gay marriage campaign, officially beginning in Poland and Singapore.

“Google is launching a new campaign called ‘Legalize Love’ with the intention of inspiring countries to legalize marriage for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people around the world,” dot429.com reports. “The ‘Legalize Love’ campaign officially launches in Poland and Singapore on Saturday, July 7th. Google intends to eventually expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist.”

A Google spokesman, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, tells the website, “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. It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”

[...]As the Huffington Post notes, “Google has indicated its support of the issue before. In 2008, the company published a blog post opposing a California amendment that would ban same-sex marriage (the amendment passed).”

And here’s Target:

For  June “Pride Month,” dedicated to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, the Target Corp. announced it would sell “gay pride” t-shirts and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Family Equality Council (FEC), a group that, among other issues, supports same-sex marriage and works to remove restrictions against LGBT persons adopting children.

In June, Target Corp. agreed to sell t-shirts in its stores nationwide for $12.99 to help the Family Equality Council raise $120,000 towards the defeat of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment in the Great Lakes State this November, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The t-shirts, 10 varieties, promoted pro-gay themes such as the rainbow coupled with the word “Pride” or “Harmony” and “Love is Love.” A typical ad for one of the t-shirts read: “PRIDE Mens Heather Grey Rainbow Colorblock Crew Graphic T-Shirt. Target will Donate 100% of PRIDE Merchandise Sales to Family Equality Council. Free shipping when you spend $50.”

People say that big business is conservative, but it really isn’t. Small business is conservative. Big Business is leftist. The more that we conservatives can block political contributions by big unions and big business, the better things will be for the institution of marriage and the rights of children to a stable relationship with a mother and a father.

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9 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    Hmm… I wonder if Google also wants to “legalize” the “love” between siblings. And parents and (grown) children. And grandparents and grandchildren. I mean, we have to expect that eventually ‘adult incest’ — which is NOT presently treated by the left with acceptance and celebration — will eventually be so, or they risk the charge of hypocrisy with regard to their favorite motto: “whatever two consenting adults do sexually is their own business.”

    “Slouching toward Gomorrah,” indeed ! >:-(

    On a side note, I suppose I should consider abandoning my few remaining Google services (Google Reader, Gmail) by way of a personal protest, for whatever good it would do. :-\

    • Google’s view is that any number of people who want to have any kind of relationship should be able to call it marriage. If a willingness to live together is what qualifies two or more people for marriage, then anything goes. That’s Google’s view, and that’s what they promote.

  2. Jerry says:

    It won’t do you any good, other than symbolism, to abandon your google services until the majority of websites are willing to stop using google anaylitcs as that one piece of javascript allows google to really track you across the web (via IP) and target advertising – they’re only real source of income…everything else they do is just icing on the cake.

    Now, I would propose that we ban all political donations from any legally created entity – donations should only come from living, breathing, human adults and nothing else.

  3. I disagree, I think we need less legal restrictions on campaign donations, not more—you know, freedom of speech and all that (I’d be happy to make the practical structural case, too)—but I am in favor of people being creeped out by Google and refusing to use its services. I’ve been holding out and not switching to G-mail for years, partly because I heard they were cooperating with the Communist Chinese government to keep the citizens from freely accessing the Internet, but partly because of a vaguer fear that Google would take over the world. Maybe that’s irrational, but, well, here we are.

    About all the free services people get from Google, Facebook, etc., someone somewhere said something very interesting: If it’s free, you are not the customer; you are the product.

  4. micahklaz says:

    A while back I found out (accidentally, mind you) that looking up things like “gay” or “homosexual” on Google makes a rainbow flag thing appear under your search bar. I just tested that now while I wrote this post, and it seems to be gone now. But it happened.

    I really like using Google products. I’m on Google Chrome right now. :(

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