The ultra-conservative American Family Association a group whose mission it is to “promote the Biblical ethic of decency in American society,” are calling for a nationwide boycott of all of Google’s products including android phones, Google Chrome, Gmail and other Google offerings.
The boycott is in response to Google’s recently announced “Legalize Love” campaign. Legalize Love is going to be Google’s effort to support Gay Rights throughout the world. A radio broadcaster connected to the American Family Association, Buster Wilson, told all his listeners they should do their best to avoid Google products according to Right Wing Watch.
Wilson spoke on American Family Association websites saying,
“We are a part of boycotting efforts similar to this with other businesses. before acknowledging how difficult a Google boycott would be.
From the website AFA Today:
“A lot of us are so integrated into Google and Google products. This is going to be a tough one. It’s more than just a search engine. Many of us have Android phones — the Android system is a Google product. Many of us use Google calendar, Google Tasks and Gmail. And all those kinds of things. YouTube. And all the other things… this one’s going to be tough. This one’s going to be one of those situations where I guess we’ll test the meat of our convictions.”
But before American Family Association members start running over to Bing, they hopefully realize that they will be supporting Microsoft who has also launched Gay Rights initiatives. I guess they could go to Yahoo, maybe.
According to tax documents, the American Family Association received nearly $18 million in grants and contributions in 2010.
Watch a statement from the American Family Association