XKCD hits the nail on the head as always, but honestly, I think that this lack-of-decision is just that – a lack of a decision that can be easily changed. And honestly, I don’t expect this to stick, so, uh, get married while you can?
Here’s a new decision: With the exception of banks, I am going to boycott any company that’s closed on Sunday and not on any other day of the week.
Because it seriously seems that all those companies end up being Christofascist idiots.
Your example du jour is Hobby Lobby.
Green owns more than 550 Hobby Lobby stores nationwide, all of which are closed on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath. He is also known for his lawsuit against President Obama’s health care law, which he says tramples on his religious liberty by forcing him to insure employees for medical services he objects to on religious grounds. Many legal experts agree the case has a good chance of landing at the Supreme Court.
The Hobby Lobby Hanukkah controversy began when Berwitz learned that on a recent shopping trip his wife’s friends could not find anything related to Hanukkah at their local Hobby Lobby store in Marlboro, N.J., though it was stocked with Christmas items.
According to Berwitz, one of the women asked about bar mitzvah cards, and a Hobby Lobby salesperson replied: “We don’t cater to you people
And yes, I’m totally boycotting Barilla too.
I’d reported this morning that CEO Barilla had said that they won’t put gay people in their advertising because Barilla is a company that likes the traditional family. The CEO also added that Barilla thinks women are fundamentally important to the family – a somewhat odd statement, since lesbian couples have women, two in fact. And he threw in the fact that while he’s favorable to gay marriage, he’s opposed to gay adoption. But he still doesn’t want gays in his ads, and if gays don’t like it, they can buy another brand of pasta, Barilla threw in for good measure.
And their notpologies are not helping:
With reference to my statement yesterday, I apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, and if they have offended the sensibilities of some people.
For clarity, I wish to point out that I have the deepest respect for all persons, without distinction of any kind.
I have the utmost respect for homosexuals and for the freedom of expression of everyone.
I also said and I repeat that I respect marriages between people of the same sex.
Barilla in its advertising has always chosen to represent the family because this is the symbol of hospitality and affection for everyone.
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