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HRC Promotes NOM Video Promoting DumpStarbucks.com!

 

Sometimes help comes from unexpected places!

In the first press release sent out by the Human Rights Campaign (helpfully re-posted by The Rainbow Times) they end their pitch with this:

HRC has launched a petition calling on consumers to support Starbucks and take a stand against NOM’s anti-equality campaign. To watch the video of the Senior Team of Starbucks in response to the anti-marriage equality question, visit: http://bit.ly/GEsuFm.

That bit.ly link points to NOM's video of the Starbucks meeting, complete with a www.dumpstarbucks.com link and a message that reads "Brought to you by the National Organization for Marriage, Protecting Marriage Between One Man & One Woman, Visit www.NationforMarriage.org Today!":

HRC has since removed that last line from the online version of their press release.

But thanks go out to the other gay websites who are continuing to promote our video. The more the merrier!

18 Comments

  1. Barry
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Sorry but you must really be deluding yourselves if you think that video is a win for the dump Starbucks side. There's a reason the gay blogs are linking to it - because it clearly shows your people getting respectfully smacked down by the CEO with the full support of the shareholders in attendance.

  2. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the help, marriage redefinition supporters!

  3. ResistSSA
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    This just in, the "Judy Garland Fan Club" has just announced that it holds same-sex marriage as a core value.

    Whenever I've been in a Starbucks it reminds me of a gay friend's house: tastefully decorated, unusual music selection, NY Times sitting out. Not exactly attracting the sports bar crowd. It's pretty gay in there.

  4. Thom
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    It probably falls under the same strategy as gay sites linking to NOM's "Gathering Storm" video. Really, you people do more for gay rights than you could possibly imagine! :-D

  5. Albert
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    NOM has helped equal rights for gay people and I applaud their efforts, however inadvertent!

  6. Paul
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    NOM, thanks for all your help, you've brought more people to the side of equality than you can imagine. Now have the backbone to pass my post.

  7. Dan
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    It was an obvious blunder since they edited the online version to remove it. So to those who assert it was intentional, nice try, but no coffee. :)

    This campaign is going to be epic PR damage for Starbucks. Even if they eventually try to backtrack and claim they are going to go "neutral" on the issue, how many of their worldwide customers are really going to believe they are not still secretly funneling money to support what they just recently proclaimed was a "core value"? Only the very naive.

  8. JR
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I have lived in Southeast Asia. Last time I visited Asia, Starbucks were in most large cities doing a brisk business. Keep in mind the Starbucks clientele in many less affluent countries is not your average Joe (no pun intended) but an upscale, educated and worldly type of person. See what is going on in a place like Singapore where I lived. Check out "Pink Dot" for lessons in tolerance. Southeast Asia is a different place than what you imagine it to be. In places like Pakistan, the barbarians you see protesting the US in the street are not Starbucks' clientele. It is the educated upper classes who visit Starbucks.

  9. ResistSSA
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    @JR - Sounds like you might want to consider going back to Southeast Asia.

    I'm always amazed how people point to how great the Europeans and Asians are compared to Americans. Why try to change America when the socialist, communist societies you desire, complete with "worldly" academics sipping expensive coffee, are already available?

  10. Dene
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    You are bringing attention to yourselves.. but for all the wrong reasons.. don't you see that the opposite wiloccur .. MORE people will go to starbucks.. you say you are the "National Organisation Of Marriage" - bit hypocritical even in the name of your organisation.. your beliefs are skewed, never have i seen such spiteful hate.. and organised so badly, at that!

  11. JR
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Again RSSA you misinterpret my post. My years spent living abroad made me appreciate the fact I was born in the USA. I lived in Singapore and Hong Kong,2 places that rank at the top in global competitiveness surveys - not what I would call socialist societies. Do Google Pink Dot in SIngapore and watch the videos to learn something about tolerance.

  12. Randy E King
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    JR.,

    You are selling acceptance; not tolerance.

    The government did not create the marriage construct in the United States - the church did - which means the government does not have the right to redefine what a marriage is.

  13. ResistSSA
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    JR -

    I Googled "pink dot Singapore" and I understand it to be a big gay party. Sounds like a perfect place for you to live, then.

    I don't believe in tolerance of everything because I also believe in right and wrong, good and evil. When things are bad or wrong, I believe that we should try to correct and or prevent those things.

    While I do not deny that some people believe that they were born homosexual, I know that there is a strong environmental component to its cause (I know; I've experienced it). If the environmental component can help cause it; the environmental component can help cure it, and given some research on the subject, I'm sure it is completely preventable.

    I believe that the word "love" (which, incidentally has many forms, including "lust," which in my experience is the dominant form of "love" in the male homosexual population) is being used as a political tool by the homosexual community to rally support.

    Meanwhile, all of the negative aspects of homosexuality are being ignored, not only in the media but in the homosexual culture itself. HIV/AIDS and other deadly STDs are a dominant force in the male homosexual culture, yet these diseases continue to spread as lustful homosexuals expose themselves to these diseases by failing to use protection.

    That homosexuality is learned behavior - curable in many cases and likely preventable if the scientific community were allowed to pursue it - "tolerating" it without addressing its deadly shortcomings will surely lead many to adopt the lifestyle and acquire STDs. Homosexual activists, intent upon growing their ranks, have forced the teaching of homosexuality in CA. and Mass.

    Pedophiles (minor-attracted individuals) claim to love children. And that is their political platform based on the success of the homosexual movement. Love is a ruse; love is a smokescreen. I think we need to do everything we can to discourage this empty lifestyle that fails to offer anything of value to civilization and is a known incubator for the spread of deadly diseases and a host of mental problems.

    You say "LOVE;" I say "CURE." You say "equality," I say "treat different things differently." You say "tolerance," I say "tolerate what can't be changed; fix what can."

  14. doug
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Responding to ResistSSA (#11)
    You described lust as being the dominant for of love, "in my experience" are you confessing to having experience homosexual love? Unless you have actually experience homosexual attraction you cannot describe the feelings in the first person.

    If you are not going to support you accusations about the level of disease in the homosexual community versus the heterosexual community you should not assume that the media is ignoring the issue. It has been my experience that the media discusses the dangers of homosexual sex but ignores the rise of STD's and especially HIV/AIDS.

    Homosexuality is not a "learned" behavior. But since you made the statement show study where you based your information. Homosexuality is not curable in many cases. The most favorable studies for behavioral change in homosexuality show that less than one-third of the persons who attempt change will actually change.

    There is a difference between homosexual attraction and pedophilic attraction. Gay men do not "recruit" children. Gay men are attracted to other men. Pedophiles assault and rape children. That is a defamatory statement without any validity. I am asking that you retract that statement.

  15. rb
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    beautifully put

  16. Posted March 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Good one, ResistSSA.

    Fist bump :-)

  17. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Great stuff, Resist.

  18. Mikhail
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    The problem is the only people who read HRC's paper is gay activists, nobody else really cares- at least here in Texas, 76% oppose gay marriage/domestic partnerships

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