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Has Boycott-Loving Right Met Their Match In Google?: VIDEO


Anti-gay conservatives at the American Family Association are none-too-pleased with Google's global "Legalize Love" initiative, a program that the tech giant hopes will help foster LGBT-inclusive legislation and understanding abroad.

While the right would typically boycott a company like Google, as seen recently in the protests against General Mills and JC Penney, AFA radio's general manager Buster Wilson admits such measures may not work with Google and that any and all action will "test the meat of our convictions." And how!

Watch the short clip of Wilson's remarks AFTER THE JUMP.

(h/t Right Wing Watch)

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  1. Glad to see the tide is turning against the mis-named AFA and their "boycotts" of any company that markets to the gay community or has anti-discrimination policies. Guess the "free market" that conservatives are alway touting has spoken, bigotry is bad for business.

    Posted by: e.c. | Jul 10, 2012 1:12:06 PM

  2. Indeed! "Test the Meat of your convictions!" Clearly America has irretrievably gone to hell! Suddenly a good, god-fearing christian might actually get a ticket for assaulting a homo in public. It's too late for America, but it's not too late for you, AFA! Pack up and head off to a true, god-fearing nation! Angola, or Uganda, or Bosnia, or Saudi Arabia, or Iran is welcoming you with open arms. You will fit right in. Able to rape your wives or beat a homo with impunity, and even encouragement! Go! Now! GO!!!! Hurry!!!

    You're still here...?

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Jul 10, 2012 1:14:11 PM

  3. Looks like the AFA and NOM crowd and their 40k moms will need to become Amish.. they aren't going to be able to buy anything before long!

    Posted by: Lucas | Jul 10, 2012 1:16:35 PM

  4. "Meat of our convictions" You guys!

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 10, 2012 1:20:34 PM

  5. "Test the meat" is a very odd choice of words. Outside of the context of food safety (Department of Agriculture/FDA or in recipes) I've never heard it before. Nor has Google, apparently.

    Paging Dr. Freud....

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 10, 2012 1:26:55 PM

  6. ANASTASIA u said it perfectly. was thinking the same. besos :-*

    Posted by: redball | Jul 10, 2012 1:39:10 PM

  7. @ Anastasia...

    I am honestly on the fence about this possible AFA protest. Though I agree with the posts by all. Yet- I have learned so much from the very creative "Hate Groups". I look forward to reading some incredible Sci FI novel I am sure some author is currently composing and or drafting.

    Posted by: anthony | Jul 10, 2012 1:39:50 PM

  8. Well, maybe they can use Bing.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 10, 2012 1:44:58 PM

  9. Try boycotting Microsoft (founders just gave $200,000 to Washington marriage equality), Apple (CEO is gay), Facebook (co-founder is gay).

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 10, 2012 1:50:05 PM

  10. "Family" Ass. That's a laugh.
    Well AFA supporters, I guess you'll have to boycott everything Google is offering. Ta-daa, you'll turn back time like you prefer anyway.
    I think Google is doing a wonderful thing.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 10, 2012 1:50:23 PM

  11. @Gregoire - Bing is a Microsoft product so that won't work for them either.

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 10, 2012 1:52:54 PM

  12. I keep pleading with NOM to boycott Microsoft and Google. *snicker*

    Posted by: Bernie | Jul 10, 2012 2:05:32 PM




    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jul 10, 2012 2:25:56 PM

  14. Well, if they can't use Google OR Bing.... is Ask Jeeves still around? LOL.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 10, 2012 2:30:07 PM

  15. Good luck convincing people to stop using Google, douches. LOL... you are losing the culture war. Deal.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Jul 10, 2012 3:44:02 PM

  16. Young kid sitting at Starbucks in his Nikes and A&F jeans and hoodie, surfing on his MacBook Pro, checking his Facebook status says, "who the F is the AFA?" Move over grandpa Wilson, young people would laugh if they had a clue you were even around.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jul 10, 2012 5:06:45 PM

  17. Does anyone else find it ironic that this is a YouTube video, given that Google owns YouTube?

    Posted by: jaredd | Jul 10, 2012 5:13:02 PM

  18. I hope they do boycott Google. Sicko homophobic bigots have no place in our society. Give them the state of Texas and tell then to STFU already. We don't need or want them.

    Posted by: shle896shle | Jul 10, 2012 6:30:08 PM

  19. Meat of conviction? No,no. It ain't the meat, babe - it's the MOTION!

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jul 10, 2012 10:27:52 PM

  20. There must be a God.

    "Test the meat of our convictions"?

    Oh, yes! Oh, yes! We all shall have much fun with that one. For days! YEARS, maybe!

    I have a feeling that right now, even as we type, evangie-fundies the world over are holding conference calls and somberly they are asking themselves:

    What Would Jesus Do?

    Woe be to the heretic who dares to Google for an answer!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 11, 2012 12:12:07 PM

  21. NOW, I UNDERSTAND WHY SO MANY Towleroaders ARE Googling MY NAME. I DID NOT KNOW Google IS, "gay-friendly." THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION, Andy Towle!


    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jul 11, 2012 4:23:51 PM

  22. Hmmm, no Google, no Microsoft, no Apple, Well, the good news is that Linux Torvalds has called people F*** in public before, so I guess they can use Linux and Alta Vista.

    Posted by: Matt in NYC | Jul 11, 2012 6:41:46 PM

  23. The Right is trying to bring back the 20th /19th centuries and it just ain't going to happen.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 12, 2012 12:08:54 AM

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