Last week, liberal logic struck again, as the conservative corporate watchdog group was targeted for the sake of “diversity”:
In an e-mail, Leadpages Director of Operations Doug Storbeck ordered 2nd Vote to take down its #AnywhereButTARGET website. According to Storbeck, “at Leadpages, we strive to create an inclusive workplace that upholds the dignity of all people. We value, respect, and celebrate everyone’s individualities and honor their unique strengths from all different walks of life.”
Storbeck also said 2nd Vote’s fight against Target’s embrace of liberal gender ideology violated the terms of the non-profit’s agreement with Leadpages:
We believe that embracing diversity of thought and perspective encourages collaboration that leads to product innovation, diverse products and a successful business. Staying true to our core values is something we take very seriously and we feel this is reinforced in our Terms of Service. Specifically, and according to our Acceptable Use and Conduct policy (to which you have agreed), we prohibit any content which: “(g) is hateful or discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable, as reasonably determined by Ave. 81;”
2nd Vote’s landing page for the #AnywhereButTarget campaign was shut down for about 27 hours, though the effort continued through other mediums. But the whole exercise shows yet again that the left simply cannot stand for disagreement — why else would Leadpages discriminate against 2nd Vote over a non-discrimination policy that doesn’t even mention gender identity?
Related, Storbeck did not respond to multiple requests for comment about company policy. This included my question asking whether the company was being hypocritical by punishing a client for having an opinion on gender identity that Leadpages disagreed with…in order to promote diversity.
Yeah, I can hardly follow that “logic,” either.