redsoxfan791 saidThis is great, but I don't understand why corporations are getting involved in political issues.
I think why shouldn't they. As an a corporate entity they have their beliefs and if they voice it why is that wrong.
From a logical and rational standpoint, the company's beliefs don't actually exist. The beliefs of certain members of leadership are the ones we hear about. Those are the people we should be championing and/or holding accountable--not the corporation. Far too often do we boycott companies for the beliefs of their leadership without realizing that the widespread effect has on the remainder of the people working for said corporation. It's possible that the vast majority of the rank and file employees working for the corporation differ from their vocal members of company leadership.
Boycotting and/or supporting a company based on their actions as an actual corporate entity is far more rational. We should be concerned with the manner they treat their employees, the quality of the product, their levels of customer service, etc. when deciding to purchase goods, use their service, etc. Boycotting or supporting a company based on the political beliefs of a few corporate executives is irrational and misdirected. It does little to actually hurt those of whom we're trying to send a message. They're going to keep their jobs, earn their high salary, and gain their high bonuses. It's the people at the operational level that get hurt.
All of that said, independently owned small businesses are completely different, and should be taken on a case-by-case basis.