RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: Why is this shockingly anti-gay (among other things) speech happening in a Connecticut public school? » Fined NY event space to host same-sex wedding receptions (*but no ceremonies for anyone) » Another day, another far-right pastor pushing Christians to civil war » Joseph Farah still clueless about nondiscrimination law » Hobby Lobby president to join extremely anti-gay activists at 'Star Spangled' event » FRC's Sprigg admits his side put up 'weak defense' in 7th Circuit » Photo: The latest totally convincing, in no way silly attempt at a meme from anti-gay Ruth Institute » AFA's Fischer: Time for Christians to 'get up in somebody's grill' like Jesus would » GLAAD: The World Congress of Families sparks protests in Australia. Let's examine why. » GLAAD: NOM cofounder: 'Hard to see... the logical stopping place' between gay-affirming, murder-affirming Christians  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

04/25/2012

NOM to supporters: Dump Starbucks is now a global failure

by Jeremy Hooper

In an e-blast sent out yesterday, NOM brags about how its taken its Starbucks boycott international:

Screen Shot 2012-04-25 At 9.47.43 Am

Only problem for NOM? In the one month span since the boycott began, that campaign has still failed to get the number of petition signatures that the "Thank Starbucks" effort got in 48 hours:

Screen Shot 2012-04-25 At 9.45.05 Am
(**"Thank Starbucks" got 40k in 48 hours; had 95+k just a day later)

And the Starbucks stock? It has closed considerably higher every single day since the NOM boycott began. As I write this, the stock is +7.88% where it was on Dump Starbucks' first day.


Translation: By talking about how many countries it's now in, NOM is doing more damage to what is already a terrible blow to the organization. When the campaign went international, I fully expected them, based only on the intensely increased pool of potentials, to explode their numbers immediately. But no. The NOM support is stagnant, because this campaign is misplaced and purposeless, going after a beloved company for an abjectly discriminatory reason. America has rejected it—Now Earth is doing the same.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails