July 11, 2012
After Google announced a new global initiative called “Legalize Love,” which aims to end laws that criminalize the lives of gay people, the anti-gay American Family Association is considering a boycott against the global search-engine giant. Ah, yes, another corporate initiative to support gay rights, another anti-gay group looking for a boycott. “‘Legalize Love’ is a campaign to promote safer conditions for gay and lesbian people inside and outside the office in countries with anti-gay laws on the books,” a Google spokesperson said in a recent statement. On the AFA’s radio network, general manager Buster Wilson criticized the “Legalize Love” campaign as an effort similar to ones the group has boycotted, decrying its potential “spread to every country where the search-engine giant has offices [including] the United States.” AFA is the same group that recently boycotted Oreo cookies after Kraft Foods posted a photoshopped image of the cookie stuffed with rainbow-colored layers of frosting. But if the group experienced any trouble boycotting the cookie titan, imagine how tough it’ll be to boycott a mega-corporation like Google.
Read our blog post about Google's new campaign: Also, some of the activists from the American Family Association are included in GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. Read more about them: