Google's recently announced Legalize
Love campaign has driven social conservative Janet Porter away.
Google's Legalize Love campaign
was announced at Out & Equal's Global LGBT Workplace Summit 2012,
which took place earlier this month in London.
“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
spokesperson for the Internet search giant told The Washington
The campaign will first launch in
Poland and Singapore. Organizers plan to expand the campaign to
every country where Google has an office, focusing on countries where
anti-gay sentiment runs high.
Buster Wilson, general manager of the
American Family Association's (AFA) radio network, told listeners
last week that a Google boycott “is going to be a hard one for a
lot of us,” and would “test the meat of our convictions.” But
short of calling for a boycott against the tech giant and called its
products “awesome” and “enjoyable.”
Porter, the founder and president of
Faith2Action, told listeners on Tuesday to avoid Google.
“Promoting homosexual rights around
the globe. That's the new campaign that Google has recently
launched,” Porter said in a radio bulletin. “They say that the
campaign will not push for the legalization of same-sex marriage, but
the company has actively opposed the efforts to ban it in
“While it may be next to impossible
to avoid all of the social media that Google owns, this is one more
good reason to have your e-mail and conduct your searches with
someone else!” she added.
notes: “In fairness, Porter should alert listeners to avoid Google
rivals Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo! for also favoring gay rights