This weeks ‘Follow the Money’ article in RedState looks into the online crowd-sourced review website Angie’s List and the company’s response to Indiana’s RFRA:
Conservatives don’t typically fault corporations that make business decisions based on the bottom line. However, business leaders like Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle cross the line when they publicly lend support to a liberal agenda that is set on destroying First Amendment freedoms. Oesterle said the the passage of Indiana’s RFRA directly led to the cancellation decision, an assertion that bolstered claims made by the Indianapolis Star as “evidence that opposition to the controversial law… is not only driven by liberals or outside agitators.”
In defense of Angie’s List, prior to this weekend’s announcement, they have been relatively neutral on issues. The announcement is a troubling reminder of how quickly a company can turn from good to bad with even the smallest amount of political pressure from left-wing activists.
With one announcement, Oesterle’s comments put him firmly in the camp of liberal agitators like Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has gone as far as calling religious freedom laws ‘dangerous’ in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, not recognizing the remarkable irony and blatant hypocrisy that Apple currently does business with countries that execute people for being gay without op-eds condemning that behavior.
You can read the article in its entirety here.