Is this a sign corporations are starting to fall back on pushing the woke agenda?
Exxon Mobil plans to prohibit LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter flags from being flown outside of its offices, prompting a furious backlash from Houston-based employees.
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) April 22, 2022
From Houston Chronicle:
Exxon updated company guidance on what flags can be displayed outside its offices, banning “external position flags” such as PRIDE and Black Lives Matter, according to the policy seen by Bloomberg News. In response, members of Exxon’s PRIDE Houston Chapter are refusing to represent the company at the city’s June 25 Pride celebration, according to an employee group email also seen by Bloomberg.
“Corporate leadership took exception to a rainbow flag being flown at our facilities” last year, Exxon’s PRIDE Houston employee group wrote in the email Thursday. “PRIDE was informed the justification was centered on the need for the corporation to maintain ‘neutrality.’”
The rule does permit a flag representing an LGBTQ employees’ group to be flown, but it can’t prominently display the Exxon corporate logo.