Reader Brielle is facing a dilemma:
I run the Abusive Hosts Blocking List — its a spam fighting service that provides lists of questionable/dangerous/spammy IP addresses.
Today, we had a contact from a Christian group, specifically a faith-based ad network that targets Christian families and values. They wanted to use the AHBL data on their end for something. We don’t usually charge for the data as we don’t care to really make a profit off of it.
This Christian group is responsible from what I see for anti-evolution ads and other ads which I so thoughtfully want to scream/yell/destroy due to their nature.
The AHBL and its parent group, the SOSDG, are LGBT and atheist/buddhist/wiccan owned/operated all the way through.
I’d appreciate any suggestions on how I should deal with this. It seems counter productive to assist a faith based group that pretty much trashes the lifestyle/beliefs of all the major players involved, even if it’s such a small thing.
I don’t want to come across as an intolerant asshole, but I do want to make it known that I don’t approve of their company’s choices and that they are putting us in an awkard space by asking us to assist.
When you answer, keep in mind what you’d want a Christian company to do in a similar situation.