… so when do I take their side? Why, when they’re attacked by homophobic fundamentalist Christians, of course!
You can’t make stuff like this up (any emphasis is mine):
A black conservative Christian pastor of an evangelical megachurch has vowed to take over Microsoft by packing it with new shareholders who will vote against the company’s policy of championing gay rights.
He told Microsoft executives at a shareholders’ meeting last week that he would be their “worst nightmare” if they continued to defy him.
Antioch Bible Church attracts around 3,500 worshippers for its services and Mr Hutcherson is a powerful figure in the Christian conservative movement.
An advocate of a “biblical stance” against divorce and homosexuality, Mr Hutcherson, 55, is asking millions of evangelical activists, as well as Orthodox Jewish and other allies, to buy up Microsoft shares and demand a return to traditional values.
Microsoft, he declares, will be just the first company targeted in an escalation of the culture wars between evangelicals and corporate America.
“There are 256 Fortune 500 companies alone pouring millions upon millions of dollars into pushing the homosexual agenda,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
“I consider myself a warrior for Christ. Microsoft don’t scare me. I got God with me.
Not to mention, of course…
“I told them that you need to work with me or we will put a firestorm on you like you have never seen in you life because I am your worst nightmare. I am a black man with a righteous cause with a whole host of powerful white people behind me.”
Mr Hutcherson’s office is decorated with the heads of deer, elk and a buffalo â€“ “when I run into animals, I kill them and bring them home and eat them” â€“ as well as invitations to the White House and signed pictures of himself with President George W. Bush.
It boggles the mind. Any sane mind, that is. I’m sure there are those out there to whom this is perfectly normal…