"After looking at the question from all sides, I've concluded that diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda," Ballmer wrote in the e-mail. "I respect that there will be different viewpoints. But as CEO, I am doing what I believe is right for our company as a whole."
Seemingly, it was Rev. Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church's threat to see that Microsoft's products were boycotted that prompted the original withdrawal of support by Microsoft. But with this stance now fully reversed, the company has reinstated itself as an institution that is forward looking.