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02/10/2014

Startlingly desperate NOM tries to co-opt 'Dumb Starbucks'

by Jeremy Hooper

You know how the pro-discrimination group known as the National Organization For Marriage has spent the past two years on an hysterically failed mission to persuade Americans to drop Starbucks simply because the coffee giant supports marriage equality? Well get this: NOM is now trying to jump on that weird "Dumb Starbucks" story that hit the news this weekend, in hopes that the biased set can caffeinate their sluggish (at best) boycott:

While it probably isn't what the founders of the new shop had in mind, we think it's fair to call a company dumb when it suggests that anyone who doesn't agree with its radical agenda to support redefining marriage should take their business across the street.

That is why, after all, we have maintained our call for all marriage supporters worldwide to do just that: Dump Starbucks for its corporate intolerance toward those who hold the basic and common sense belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman, and to instead buy their coffee elsewhere. Maybe those marriage supporters in California will want to give Dumb Starbucks a try instead? Send us your pics if you do!
"Dumb Starbucks"? Couldn't Have Said It Better Ourselves [NOM]

Well, NOM does need to seize upon something in the news since they can't buy attention these days. Highlighting Putin and the rabidly anti-gay climate in Russia probably wouldn't be the smartest move. And we know they'd never boycott Google, even though that company is very much in the news for its own support of LGBT rights, as NOM needs Google to maintain a web presence. So these are the low-hanging beans that NOM is trying to glom onto.

I'm going to reach out to the "Dumb Starbucks" folks right now. Something tells me this one won't end well for NOM, an organization for whom happy endings are as unobtainable as corporate support.

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