Where is the line between being a conscientious consumer and being a bigot?
Here’s what prompted this discussion: one of the YouTube channels I watch is that of a scientist who does cool and thought-provoking experiments in his garage. However, in looking at his personal website, I see that he’s an apologist for theism (to the point that he’s writing a book about how science and theism can co-exist). He also speaks lovingly of his religious sect, a sect which turns a blind eye to child abuse, bullies people who speak against it, and which controls at least one legislative body to the point that it (the legislative body) is a sort of theocratic extension of his sect.
I’ve thought about deleting the guy, in the belief that whatever money he gets from my watching his videos (fractions of a cent per month) may wind up in the collection plates of his sect on Sunday mornings. And I want no part of that.
On the other hand, I feel like my attitude is not unlike that of the “Irish Need Not Apply” attitudes of the USA in ~1880.
So if you refuse to do business with someone, however indirectly, because you don’t like what they believe in, does that make you a bigot? Or does it make you an informed and conscientious consumer?