Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, HB 1515 and Robert Scoble
Read Steve Ballmer’s email [link]
After Steve’s email, Robert Scoble posted his reply, and he is not happy with what went down in this case.
Read Robert Scoble’s reply [link]
First and foremost, my blog does not center around politics or my religious views, however, it should not take you back to know that I am completely against gay marriage. But that is not my reason for this post. The reason for my post is this comment that Scoble made in his reply:
Steve: this comes down to leadership. What kind of society do we want to live in? One where religious folks decide the society we live in? Hint: my wife left Iran for a reason. My mom left Germany for a reason. There are bloggers in jail as we speak because religious people are so powerful in their societies. I guess we (Microsoft) have to now pass every decision to our religious leaders to make sure it's OK with them. -Robert Scoble
What kind of society do we live in? A free society where people actually vote, it’s called a democracy. Robert, America has voted against gay marriage again and again. Robert, I love your insight and your passion but I really think that you are way off base with this one. But again, I am one of those religious right wing guys, but I do not hold my opinion and view against you. On a strictly business point of view, I do agree with Dave Winer. [link]
Update: Brian chimes in on this issue as well [link]. I do agree with Brian, and I should of made this clear before. I do respect Robert for stepping out and standing up for what he believes in. His passion is awesome and I wish that others could look at it and learn from it.