Google workers flip over use of 'family' as 'homophobic' word

Friday, January 18, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Google headquartersGoogle employees expressed outrage about leadership’s “insensitive” use of the word, “family,” as being a “disrespectful way to speak” and for not being mindful of LGBT lifestyles in its discourse.

After one leader at the California-based company described to employees the features of a product geared toward the LGBT community, a backlash quickly ensued from those supporting the homosexual lifestyle.

“The revolt began when a company official was talking to employees about features of Google’s Unicorn product that continually use the word ‘family’ as a synonym for ‘household with children,’” WND reported.

Inciting backlash to promote LGBT agenda

Many joined in on bashing Google leadership for being insensitive to the LGBT community and for not being more mindful of the LGBT lexicon.

“That employee posted an extended rant – which was well-received by his colleagues – on why linking families to children is ‘offensive, inappropriate, homophobic and wrong,'” reported the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF), which obtained the information from an inside source choosing to remain anonymous.

An open lashing was provided by the worker, who reprimanded Google’s failure to use more LGBT-friendly and inclusive language.

“This is a diminishing and disrespectful way to speak,” the employee scolded in the rant, according to DCNF. “If you mean ‘children’, say ‘children’; we have a perfectly good word for it. ‘Family friendly’ used as a synonym for ‘kid friendly’ means, to me, ‘you and yours don’t count as a family unless you have children.’ And while kids may often be less aware of it, there are kids without families too, you know.”

Pro-family groups were blamed for stereotyping certain terminology to work against the LGBT lifestyle.

“The worker claimed the word ‘family’ as a reference to ‘with children, [which] long has been linked to ‘deeply homophobic organizations,’” WND noted.

The pro-LGBT sermon continued to rebuke upper management.

“Even the sense, ‘suitable for the whole family’, which you might think is unobjectionable, is totally wrong too,” the employee lectured superiors at Google. “It only works if we have advance shared conception of what ‘the whole family’ is, and that is almost always used to mean a household with two adults, of opposite sex, in a romantic/sexual relationship, with two or more of their own children. If you mean that as a synonym for ‘suitable for all people’ stop and notice the extraordinary unlikelihood of such a thought!”

A clear directive to Google leadership was then provided.

“So ‘suitable for the whole family’ doesn’t mean ‘all people’, it means ‘all people in families’, which either means that all those other people aren’t in families, or something even worse,” the worker continued. “Use the word ‘family’ to mean a loving assemblage of people who may or may not live together and may or may not include people of any particular age. STOP using it to mean ‘children’. It’s offensive, inappropriate, homophobic and wrong.”

Joining the fray

Employees in the discussion about the Unicorn product were not the only ones at Google who agreed with the pro-LGBT rant, as Google Vice President Pavni Diwanji – not to mention dozens of other Google workers – entered the fray blasting the language that was not considered LGBT-friendly.

“Hi everyone, I realize what we said at tgif might have caused concerns in the way we talked about families,” Diwanji addressed other employees in a statement, according to the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail. “There are families without kids, too, and also we needed to be more conscientious about the fact that there is a diverse makeup of parents and families. Please help us get to a better state. Teach us how to talk about it in inclusive way, if you feel like we are not doing it well. As a team, we have very inclusive culture and want to do right in this area.”

He noted that his message was being relayed to his team in order to promote an “open conversation” about using pro-LGBT lingo, and DCNF indicated that approximately 100 other employees at Google expressed agreement with the movement to use more LGBT-inclusive language moving forward.

Conservatives were targeted by one employee who joined into the fray.

“Using the word ‘family’ in this sense bothers me, too,” the pro-LGBT Google worker expressed, according to WND. “It smacks of the ‘family values’ agenda by the right wing, which is absolutely homophobic by its very definition.”

More evidence of ultra-left culture at Google

Discussion at Google regarding singling out conservative news groups for not using pro-LGBT rhetoric was mentioned in a previous report published by DCNF.

“[Google employees] had internal debates about whether to suppress right-of-center media outlets – including The Daily Caller and Breitbart – in the company’s search function,” DCNF reported last year.

Google Vice President David Besbris expressed his pro-LGBT sentiments and his support for Google transforming into a more pro-LGBT community, which were noted at the time.

“[Besbris] advocated providing contextual information about media sources in search results, and the company later did so with a short-lived fact check feature at the end of 2017,” DCNF added. “Not only did the fact-check feature target conservative outlets almost exclusively, it was also blatantly wrong. Google’s fact check repeatedly attributed false claims to those outlets – even though they demonstrably never made those claims.”

Earlier this week, another leak from Google revealed more of its ultra-left leaning – this time toward its pro-abortion allegiance – as it had a hand in the censorship of conservative speech through its social media branch, YouTube.

“[Google’s] YouTube has manually intervened to blacklist pro-life videos in its search results on numerous occasions,” Breitbart News reported. “The internal leak also revealed that Google often engages in ‘manual actions’ in order to correct controversial search results in their search product – as well as their Google Home and Google Assistant device search results.

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