In a move that angered many of the company's gay employees, the Microsoft Corporation, publicly perceived as the vanguard institution of the new economy, has taken a major political stand in favor of age-old discrimination.
The Stranger has learned that last month the $37-billion Redmond-based software behemoth quietly withdrew its support for House bill 1515, the anti-gay-discrimination bill currently under consideration by the Washington State legislature, after being pressured by the Evangelical Christian pastor of a suburban megachurch.
The pastor, Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, met with a senior Microsoft executive in February and threatened to organize a national boycott of the company's products if it did not change its stance on the legislation,
Ken Hutcherson sounds like a complete ass to me or maybe I'm wrong and God is all into threats, boycotts and HATE. Microsoft executives need to stand by their decision to support this bill and not be a bunch of wishy-washy motherfuckers. That's a major sign of weakness and there is no reboot function associated with weakness.