A few weeks back, we linked to the radical homosexual group Human Rights Campaign's list of their favorite companies.
Now, Robert Knight summarizes this corporate complicity in his article, "The Corporate Curtain: How companies are using 'diversity' policies to silence Christians, promote homosexuality" (Dec. 29, 2005). He includes stories of discrimination against or firing of employees who openly disagree with the promotion of homosexuality in their workplace. Excerpts:
America's corporations are under increasing pressure not only to accommodate homosexuality but to celebrate it and to punish employees who object. Over the past two decades, hundreds of companies have adopted varying degrees of homosexual activism in their official policies. As a result, a growing number of Christians have been disciplined or fired for resisting the trend.
Elizabeth Birch, former president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest homosexual pressure group, said in 2004 that she was happily surprised that corporations have become "the driving engine" of "gay" activism....
According to the HRC report, "[T]he most significant policy gain in 2005 was the addition of 'gender identity or expression' in corporate non-discrimination policies." This means companies are putting cross-dressing, transgenderism and transsexualism on the same level as race and ethnicity. HRC is going a step further, however, and has announced that companies can earn points in 2006 by paying for sex-change-related operations and hormone injections.
Knight references the book by Alan Sears and Craig Osten, The Homosexual Agenda, which outlines the typical steps followed by the radicals. They write:
Why has corporate America been such an easy target for homosexual activists to push their agenda? One of the main reasons is that the homosexual community has a much higher level of disposable income than most families, and therefore in order to tap that market, many corporations have gone overboard in their willingness to bow to the demands of radical homosexual activists. In addition, homosexual activists, with the aid of the media, have become so adept at demonizing any corporation that does not give in to their agenda that most companies quietly cower at their feet rather than face the public relations wrath of the activists.