I wanted to bring my concerns into the public eye. I doubt if they'll stay here long, but maybe I'll foster something approaching a constructive, democratic debate on the issue.
I have emailed the Stack Overflow team with the following message a few minutes ago:
"Stack Overflow is a great site where programmers can help each other by sharing tips and information. Politics should rightfully stay out. I'm Christian and I'm deeply offended by your "Rainbow" Stack Overflow symbol when I saw it this morning. Would you put a Cross next to the Stack Overflow logo? What would the media fallout be for that? What would the user fallout be? Please consider your status as a respectable site before you start taking sides in the future. I'd also respectfully request that you remove this offensive addition to your logo. After all, you might have noticed that not everyone agrees that the Supreme Court's decision was constitutional, never mind representative of public opinion."
I'm not a troll. I am asking that my rights be respected same as that of the Gay community. As I say above, you wouldn't put a Cross next to the S.O. logo, nor the Confederate flag. Why the double standard?