Dump Starbucks Goes International: Italian Edition


The Italian news portal Lettera43 writes about NOM's Dump Starbucks campaign:

Di contro la National organization for marriage, d'ispirazione conservatrice, ha lanciato una campagna di boicottaggio in Usa e all'estero, dal nome Dump Starbucks campaign.

... and for those of us whose Italian is not up to speed, here's a rough Google translation we touched up:

The National Organization for marriage, which is conservative, has launched a boycott campaign in the U.S. and abroad, the name of which is the Dumps Starbucks campaign.


  1. Ash
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    When NOM speaks, the world hears!

  2. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink


  3. Randy E King
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    That's one of the best things about honesty; decent people know it when they see it, and they respond when called in defense of it.

    Something marriage corruption supporters (and sociopaths) would know nothing about.

  4. Albert
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    This is news? How? NOM's proud that its foolishness has reached an international audience, in other words.

  5. Jessica Greenwood
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    You people and your organization should be ashamed of your fear and your bigotry. Using the Bible to uphold your personal self-righteous prejudice is disgraceful and it lines you up with the ignorant people in history who used the Bible to keep women in the back seat and slaves in the fields. If you do not want a gay marriage then do not get one. Go home and save your own marriages. My husband and I will support starbucks because of your so called boycott of hate. You sadden me, my family and my community and we all hope and pray for your deliverance.

  6. Bryce K.
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    "Something marriage corruption supporters (and sociopaths) would know nothing about."

    Uh-huh. Definitely. Totally right.


  7. Skooter McGoo
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Starbucks doesn't have stores in Italy so not sure how an Italian boycott of the company is going to work out in NOM's favor.

  8. Mikhail
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Starbucks will be annihialated in African and Islamic nations, even support for SMM here in the states is dismal. Wait til you see them crash and burn in the nations with sodomy laws.

  9. Bryce K.
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Mikhail, but where does Starbucks do most of their business? To whom do they sell most of their coffee? I think they primarily purchase materials from the less industrialized, and less homosexual-tolerant, nations.

  10. Travis
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Mikhail: So you think it's okay for NOM to try to tap into the sort of anti-gay hatred supports execution of gays and lesbians by beheading? Nice. True colors continue to shine through.

  11. Denver
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Writing an article about the "boycott" does not imply endorsement from that news article or any other organization in Europe. Please provide accurate information to your supporters. They should know the truth not your bias and misinformation. cheers!

  12. Becky Vanderbible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    This is desperate. You have a single Italian language news portal that gives a two line mention to this "boycott" and you cheer it as though you just received some kind of award.

    You did not. This isn't even an opinion piece expressing support.

    I'd be surprised if this weren't under the "news of the weird" heading.

  13. Ash
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    NOM didn't claim an endorsement for the campaign. They merely showed how it's getting international coverage. Cheers!

  14. yoshi
    Posted March 28, 2012 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Starbucks serves 5.5 million customers a day. Do you really think a few thousand people not going to starbucks is really going to matter?

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