Posted By LambChop
GLAAD is perturbed. Not just about A&E’s deep betrayal by hiring old Phil Robertson back after his politically incorrect faux pas of citing 1 Corinthians' views of sexual immorality, but about Dell. Apparently Dell sells an internet filtering product to block “sites that provide information, promote, or cater to gay and lesbian lifestyles.” (The filtering product also happens to block “religion” as well).
The headline of the GLAAD’s press release: ‘Dell's headquarter's in Texas: Behind the facade, they are selling an anti-gay product.’
GLAAD complains that major tech companies are blocking access (filtering) to “anti-LGBT” websites – even sites without “sexual content.” They are upset because workplaces, colleges, schools and “other public places” will not allow access to gay and lesbian sites. Of course GLAAD’s leading question to the evil Dell : “If you wouldn’t filter content targeting ethnic minorities, women, etc, why would you consider a ‘gay and lesbian’ filter acceptable?” That is certainly a compelling argument except that homosexuality describes sexual acts based on preference for same sex partners and does NOT describe an involuntary characteristic such as race.
Richard Lane a gay rights spokesman said: “Top performing organizations know people perform better when they can be themselves.”
Another gay website owner commented, “Public access to quality LGBTI information has helped vulnerable people and saved lives. These blocks impact on kids in schools, on workplaces trying to push diversity, on gay activists on the ground.”
So the gay argument is
1) We don’t block black websites and gay is not a sexual act or lifestyle, but a race.
2) Gay websites save lives.
3) Children are in desperate need to have access to gay websites in public places.
4) The fact that gayness strictly describes a sexual act between two persons of the same sex and websites catering to gays might have sexual content issues does not matter.