Coffee Talk #500: EA vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

I love that EA, Microsoft and Zynga are supporting gay marriage by taking a stand against the Defense of Marriage Act. It’s a decision that will make many of their employees happy, but it’s also one that could cost each company business. While many people believe that marriage is an institution that everyone should be…

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I love that EA, Microsoft and Zynga are supporting gay marriage by taking a stand against the Defense of Marriage Act. It’s a decision that will make many of their employees happy, but it’s also one that could cost each company business. While many people believe that marriage is an institution that everyone should be allowed to suffer enjoy, there are those that believe it should only be between a man and a woman.

The Westboro Baptist Church immediately popped into my head as I was reading EA’s blog post stating the company’s opposition to DoMA. That church hates gay people and loves protests. Its members took the time to protest Kevin Smith’s Red State, a movie that was seen in theaters by like 12 people. Imagine what they would do to companies that serve millions with their products?!?

I can see those nuts trying to organize a boycott of EA games, Microsoft consoles, Zynga titles, etc. I can see these idiots holding up signs that say, “Need For Speed…Speeding Up the Death of Fags!!!”, “God Hates Xbox, Loves PS3!!!”, and, “Words With Straight Friends Only!!!”.  These people are horrible and stupid, but they’re also loud and active. I’m certain that a group like the Westboro Baptist Church will try to hurt videogame companies that are anti-DoMA.

What do you think of EA, Microsoft, and Zynga supporting gay marriage? Do you think it will cost them business?

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8 thoughts on “Coffee Talk #500: EA vs. the Westboro Baptist Church”

  1. I stand for quite literally anything that the Westboro Baptists, or really, any of the anti-gay religious agenda is against. Their first amendment right to practice their own religion does not give them the right to force it on others. In America, we believe that all people are created equal and deserve equal rights. And if we don't believe that, then we should rip up the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and every other political document we derive our national doctrine from and start over. Way to go EA.

  2. There is no quicker way for an objective person to become an atheist, than to watch the actions of some christians. Despicable.

    1. I'm not going to boycott Chik-Fil-A because it's owner is a bigoted asshole.

      If that were the case, I would never watch the FOX network.

      Seriously, the gay rights movement is a snowball that can't be stopped at this point. We all need to get behind gays.

      (joke set-up 101)

      1. If it were just the owner's personal money, and not corporate Chick-Fil-A money going towards the cause, I would agree with you. But he's made bigotry a corporate policy. Thus I'll make my own chicken sandwiches, thanks.

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