Not long after the passage of Prop 8 I wrote this post about boycotting pro Prop 8 businesses. Since then I’ve been accused of being anti-Mormon and told that my support for such boycotts is, in effect, a hate crime.
Mormon owned businesses that supported Prop 8 are not being boycotted because they believe that Joseph Smith was visited by angels, God and Jesus who told him every other religion was corrupt and that if he translated the writing on golden plates he’d restore Christianity to it’s original form.
To put it more bluntly, Mormon owned businesses who gave money to the pro Prop 8 groups are not being boycotted because of their Mormon beliefs.
Mormon owned businesses are being boycotted because they contributed money to the passage of a bigoted law that stripped gay Californians of their civil right to have their unions recognized in the same manner that non-gay people have their unions recognized by the state of California.
It is not “anti-Mormon” nor a hate crime to support a boycott of such businesses. Just as [conservative] Christians and other theists have a right to boycott businesses that have policies they disagree with and/or contribute to causes they disagree with, so to do the rest of us.
No business is entitled to the $$$ of any one for any reason and if a company decides to participate in something that can come back and bite them on the ass? Well, they should act like big boys and girls and not whine when they do, in fact, get bit on the ass.
Because that’s exactly what’s happening. These companies are getting bit on the ass because they openly supported discrimination against a minority group. There are consequences to such behaviour and for these companies that consequence is less $$$ and more bad public relations.
Maybe they can get Washington to bail their asses out, eh?