"Subject: Cancel Appt – Garden Guy
"Dear Mr. Lord,
"I am appreciative of your time on the phone today and glad you
contacted us. I need to tell you that we cannot meet with you because
we choose not to work for homosexuals.
"Best of luck in finding someone else to fill your landscaping needs.
"All my best, Sabrina"
All my best, my ass. Sabrina, how do you square that hateful missive with this bit of PR hoohah on your website: "Treating you with respect and honesty are the cornerstones of our reputation." Which reputation is now being hotly debated in Houston and on blogs everywhere. Their website does show their hand, however, by promoting the No Gay Marriage website.
Bigots will be bigots, I suppose. But to me, the appalling part of this story is the bluntness of the bigotry and the fact that it’s perfectly legal in Texas and almost everywhere in the U.S. Should customers fight back by demanding that the designers and nurseries whose services and products they buy be equal opportunity businesspeople? We’ll be following this story.
Thanks to Elizabeth at Gardening While Intoxicated for the alert.
P.S. Links removed after reading Richard Boyd’s comment.Posted by Susan Harris on November 11, 2006 at 4:52 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.