Tony Perkins recorded one of his little one minute commentaries about a recent vote by Exxon Mobil shareholders rejecting a resolution that would have committed the company to not discriminating against gay employees. See if you can count how many illogical or false claims he manages to pack into a single minute:
At ExxonMobil, shareholders put their stock in something other than political correctness. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. It won’t change the price of gas, but it may comfort you to know that at ExxonMobil, your business isn’t fueling the homosexual agenda. For the 14th straight year, ExxonMobil refused to add special protections for sexual orientation in its employment policy. And while the outcome wasn’t a surprise, the margin of victory certainly was. By a four-to-one ratio, shareholders said “no,” shocking liberals and bolstering other companies under pressure from corporate bullies. Liberals say these kinds of views can affect your bottom line — and they’d be right! ExxonMobil is coming off its second-biggest profit year ever. The company’s shares rose 2% last year, as more investors flock to an organization unafraid to take a stand. Maybe Exxon’s courage will help other companies drill down on their priorities. Until then, at least this gas company is keeping our values in the pipeline.
And then there’s the moronic implication that their anti-gay stance is responsible for their soaring profits. Gee Tony, you think maybe gas at $4 a gallon maybe has something to do with that? It’s also worth noting that ExxonMobil is one of the few major companies that does not have an official anti-discrimination policy. 88% of all Fortune 500 companies have them. Chevron, the #2 oil company in the world, got a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Camapign’s Corporate Equality Index. So did 13 of the other top 20 corporations in the country. In fact, only two of the top 20 received a score below 55; one of them was ExxonMobil.