Which companies discriminate against supporters of traditional marriage?

Here’s a video in which Frank Turek explains how he was firfed by Cisco and Bank of America for supporting traditional marriage.

This video got me thinking – which companies would support firing people who support traditional marriage?

The Human Rights Campaign

You may have seen a logo on car bumpers that feature a yellow equal sign on a purple background. That logo is the logo of the Human Rights Campaign, which opposes traditional marriage and believes that children do not deserve to grow up with their biological mother or biological father. They also believe in firing people who support traditional marriage, as we shall see below.

Here is an example of what the Human Rights Campaign does to people who support traditional marriage.

Story from the magazine Down East.

Excerpt:

Larry Grard admits he had “a lapse in judgment.” But Grard – who’s been a reporter for thirty-five years, the last eighteen of them at the Morning Sentinel in Waterville – says the e-mail he sent from his personal account to a national gay rights group shouldn’t have been grounds for his dismissal.

Grard was fired by Bill Thompson, editor of the Sentinel and its sister paper the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, shortly after the Nov. 3 election in which Maine voters repealed a same-sex marriage law approved by the Legislature. Grard said he arrived at work the morning after the vote to find an e-mailed press release from the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C., that blamed the outcome of the balloting on hatred of gays.

Grard, who said he’d gotten no sleep the night before, used his own e-mail to send a response. “They said the Yes-on-1 people were haters. I’m a Christian. I take offense at that,” he said. “I e-mailed them back and said basically, ‘We’re not the ones doing the hating. You’re the ones doing the hating.’

“I sent the same message in his face he sent in mine.”

Grard thought his response was anonymous, but it turned out to be anything but. One week later, he was summoned to Thompson’s office. He was told that Trevor Thomas, deputy communications director of the Human Rights Campaign, had Googled his name, discovered he was a reporter, and was demanding Grard be fired. According to Grard, Thompson said, “There’s no wiggle room.”

He was immediately dismissed.

[…]The week after Grard was fired, he said, his wife, Lisa, who wrote a biweekly food column for the Sentinel as a freelancer, received an e-mail informing her that her work would no longer be needed.

That’s what the Human Rights Campaign does.

Companies that support the Human Rights Campaign

I found a list of companies on the Human Rights Campaign web site that are also strongly oppose traditional marriage. Presumably, these are the companies that would fire people who support a child’s right to grow up with a mother and a father.

Platinum Partners:

  • American Airlines
  • Citi
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • VPI Pet Insurance

Gold Partners:

  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Lexus
  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
  • Prudential

Silver Partners:

  • Beaulieu Vineyard
  • BP
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Chevron
  • Google
  • MGM Mirage
  • Nike
Bronze Partners:
  • Chase
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Cunard
  • Dell
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Macy’s Inc.
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Orbitz
  • Paul Hastings
  • PwC
  • Replacements, Ltd.
  • Shell
  • Starbucks
  • TD Bank
  • Tylenol PM
And you can find the full listing of companies that promote discrimination against traditional marriage on the Human Rights Campaign web site. I notice that they have about 1 million people who like them on Facebook and 85 thousand Twitter followers.
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6 thoughts on “Which companies discriminate against supporters of traditional marriage?”

  1. I view HRC donors like I do any other victim of blackmail. If you don’t give money to the HRC you’re demonized for being homophobic. What we really need is a more vocal pro-family base that will stand up to the HRC by producing the same if not greater pressure in the opposite direction.

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  2. It is not just the Human Rights Campaign, but many groups which purportedly support HR are very shady. They also fully support abortion – that is considered a human right.

    I am surprised to see Deloitte on the list… as I used to work for them years ago. The stuff does not trickle down … I’ll say that much.

    ~~~ Somewhat of an aside:

    One day I need to write a post on this… The History of Apologetics shows that when Xtns do not back down, but actually provide a reason for the hope within and they under gird it with copious prayer, then they win battles. This has been the case over and over through the centuries.

    For example, English Deism was beaten back in the 16/1700s. And the deists had the same abusive temperament of the New Atheists of today. If we had not fought this battle, then who knows what the landscape of Europe would have become.

    Then there was all that “Hath God said?” stuff (i.e. discrediting the Bible) that began with Reimarus and continued on through the Quests, Harnack and so on. There really was not an adequate response to all this in Europe. If ever there was a response to say Reimarus, it was one liberal finding fault with another. We look at these arguments today and cannot believe how bad they are. Why was there hardly any response? Perhaps this is the reason why Europe is a spiritual graveyard. There was no adequate response. (In the US at least we had the Fund/Mod controversy and subsequent battle’s for the Bibles).

    My point:

    1) Turek is right. We ought not to simply be fearful and keep quiet. We need to pray and then act. At the very least publicize this stuff online and let people know that is it happening.
    2) Apologetics does make a difference.

    Well… In any event… God will have the last word on it all.

    “The Lord works out everything for his own ends–even the wicked for a day of disaster.” ~ Proverbs 16:4

    In Christ,
    ~ Raj

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  3. The HRC is ironically titled. If the right to life isn’t a human right, what is?

    That is creepy how many companies give in to the blackmail. I saw this at HP. You get a few highly placed LGBTQ types and a wimpy senior leadership afraid of getting “outed” as having moral standards and you get LGBTQ network groups.

    And the Leftists use this to their advantage. A “Christian” pastor (a total fake) found my name and what he thought was my employer and title and posted it in response to me on a comment thread. I had made the “hateful” claim that the Jewish leaders arranged for Jesus’ death (hey, that’s what that pesky Bible says!). But the fake tried to intimidate me by saying my employer wouldn’t be happy with my “hate speech.” The evil hypocrite mocks those who use pseudonyms and says they are like the KKK, then tries to get people fired who would dare point out that he has Christianity all wrong.

    Great post!

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  4. > The HRC is ironically titled. If the right to life isn’t a human right, what is?

    It gets even better. In India, “Human Rights” groups will argue that people who evangelize are in fact violating the human right known as Freedom of Religion (FOR).

    Huh?

    The specious claim is that part of what it means to enjoy FOR, is that one be able to maintain their religion. So when A shares his or her faith with B, A is in fact violating B’s FOR … go figure?

    Now. You may say that this does not make sense. After all B can reject what A says. And guess what? You are exactly right, but nevertheless, this flawed reasoning has resulted in anti-conversion legislation being passed.

    This sort of thing will eventually come to the US… just you wait and watch.

    Ciao!
    ~ Raj
    “Fight the good fight of the faith…” ~ 1 Tim. 6:12

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    1. Yes, they miss the obvious: If you are going to protect religious freedom, then you need to protect my freedom to talk about my religion. If “all religions are equally valid,” that includes mine, which instructs me to go share my faith.

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