Kicking A Lion

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Rebuttal to comments regarding Twilight Boycott

My partner and I are both writers: she is a fan of the Stephanie Meyer series. My point was not about the author herself, but focusing on the question of how we spend our money. When we know someone has to tithe 10% of their (in this case astronomical) income to organizations such as the LDS Church, which will then turn around and use that money for campaigns to strip the GLBT community of their rights, is a book really just a book?

We are both avid readers and respect all the work that goes into creating a best selling project. My point was about finance and to what extent members of the GLBT community should change how we live and how we consume in the fight for Equality.

Do boycotts work? Look at the very recent example with Subway, which changed their non-discrimination to include sexual orientation and sexual identity, and insisted that a donation to ‘Yes on 8’, given through a business account, be returned. Has the other side done similar? Yes, Christian-based American Family Association boycotted McDonald’s when an executive also sat on the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Perhaps businesses will become the new battlefield in the fight for Equality. Though the GLBT community has protested, been backed by the court system and has the medical field pushing forward with studies of what makes a person gay (article forthcoming), and Biblical scholars have voiced their rebuttals against gay-bashing, we still suffer at the hands of the majority. Boycotts seem to be the best solution for now.

Suggestions for more effective measures welcome. Until then, BOYCOTT TWILIGHT.



Written by kickingalion

November 27, 2008 at 5:30 pm

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