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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2005  |  6 comments
Religious Right to boycott Microsoft over support for gay rights


Bill Gates and Ken Hutcherson

Microsoft is being threatened with organised boycotts by the religious Right after twice reversing its policy on homosexual rights legislation in recent weeks.

Buckling under pressure from rival powerful interest groups, the software giant - which offers generous domestic partner rights for gay employees - performed an embarrassing U-turn over a bill in its home state of Washington that would outlaw discrimination against homosexuals at work.

Last month, shortly before a vote in Olympia, the state capital, it withdrew its backing for the bill after intense lobbying by an evangelical preacher, Ken Hutcherson, a former American football professional who runs one of Washington State's biggest churches. "I told them I was going to give them something to be afraid of Christians about," the Rev Hutcherson said.

Yet Microsoft's change of heart prompted outrage from gay and liberal activists, and ...


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Jim | Nebraska  
Neil, my pastors hear about Linux! Of course they don't use it . ;-) Open Office is a good substitute for Microsoft Office.

If you're going to give away computer, legally, you almost have to put Linux on it, since it's nearly impossible to transfer Windows.

I am only using an 800 MHz computer. Unlike many people, I will get into it with a screwdriver. Considering I had to replace two power supply and CPU fans! I only have Windows 98 S. E. on it, besides Linux of course. I would like to throw Windows entirely. Linux is going to have to get some better emulators for Windows or even DOS.

Anyway, the website for Bible Time is:

http://www.crosswire.org/index.jsp

If you're going to give a computer to a small church, give them one with Open Office, Mozilla products, and the above Bible program and they won't develop bad habits of using Windows.

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News Item5/16/05 2:56 PM
Neil | Tucson  
Jim, do you know any pastors who use Linux? Most I've known seem mesmerized by Windows & its apps (Logos for example).

If you like boycotts, or at least stopping the upgrade treadmill, simply avoid new PCs & upgrades. The important thing to minimize is not just execution time but the total time & money consumed using and fixing your computer. Most users are not even aware of the features new programs provide, so they are just wasting their money. Many people use Word as if it were WordPad!

Same goes for cars. Some people think they need autobahn cars for weekly 30 mph commutes.

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News Item5/16/05 1:58 PM
Jim | Nebraska  
Neil, you should look at BibleTime/Sword software that does run on Linux. It is a very good Bible program. I'm impressed with it. This way you can have an open source Bible program running on an open source operating system. :-) Mozilla and Open Office besides running on Windows software, also run on Linux.

I believe both Israel and Brazil are strongly pushing open source software, and the California state government is seriously looking into the matter.

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News Item5/16/05 12:12 PM
John | San Jose, CA  
Yeah, Arthur. I too wonder how much longer this can go on.

Combine this issue with the 30-million-plus aborted babies
in this country alone since 1973, reminds me of King Manassah's
filling the land of Israel from end to end with innocent blood
which the LORD did not pardon.

Unless there's major revival were gonna get whacked just like
ancient Isreal did for their sins. Only a matter of time,
since we have such a longsuffering God.


JSS

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News Item5/16/05 12:11 PM
Neil | Tucson  
Such a boycott will be difficult; who in this industry does NOT support gay "rights?" Richard Stallman, the GNU software hippie, must be of the same mind even if he doesn't run a multinational corp.

I don't know of many pastors who don't use Wintel & its Bible software. Will they really support a boycott of a company they depend on for Service Packs?

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News Item5/15/05 5:11 PM
Arthur | Scotland  
The last nation with this growing degeneracy problem had PC legislative compromising going on too. That country had a major calculating industry producing the 'Abacus.'

It was called the U.S. OF Sodom and Gomorrah!!!

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