Thursday, November 02, 2006

Don't Taint Your Garden With Bigotry

Thursday Thirteen Is Below This Post

Bigotry Alert: A blogger friend of Heather's (a very cool, former lawyer, at Miles.etc) posted this email, written by one of the owners of a Houston-based landscaping company, Garden Guy, Inc., to one of the blogger's friends. Go read it. It's worth it. Apparently, Garden Guy, Inc. cancelled an appointment with the blogger's friends after learning that the friends were gay. Can we say poor business decision? I had no idea that there was a difference in the money earned from homosexuals as opposed to heterosexuals. Does it not pay the bills the same way? Earn the same amount of interest? Buy the same amount of food at the grocery story?

It's incredible to me that anyone would have sent such a bigoted email so casually. Do non-lawyers really not know that leaving behind damaging paper trails is not a good idea? Thankfully, due to the powers of the internet, the news is spreading like wildfire, and Garden Guy, Inc. will no doubt soon learn that prejudice does not pay.


Gypsy said...

So ridiculous. Reminds me of this story:


Buttercup said...

Gypsy, That was ridiculous too. Nevermind that gay people have to see heterosexuals kissing every 5 minutes on TV. If seeing all those heteros kissing on TV doesn't turn gay people straight, then why the hell are so many straight people up in arms about seeing gay people kissing on TV (finally)?