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05/12/2014

Anti-gay activist admits NOM's Starbucks boycott has been a failure

by Jeremy Hooper

Peter LaBarbera is quite pissed at the coffee giant for running a national ad campaign that honors the reality of two-mom families. But frankly, I don't care about that. Peter gets ticked off as the first syllable in the word "Gatorade." I don't expect anything less than his overheated revulsion whenever he sees a sweet and inclusive ad.

What I do find funny and notable, however, is his admission that the National Organization For Marriage's attempt to boycott Starbucks has been a total failure:

Starbucks already has sold its corporate soul (is that an oxymoron?) to the homosexual agenda. Its executives made that clear in 2012 when they defiantly rebuffed a boycott threat by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and affirmed that support for homosexual “marriage” is a “core” Starbucks value.

The NOM “Dump Starbucks” boycott that followed seems anemic two years later (only 68,200 pledges)–but Starbucks [877-421-9062] remains a plump target for a more effectual and better organized boycott. Let’s face it: finding substitutes for overpriced yuppie coffee is pretty easy. We’ll see what happens, but one thing is certain: Starbucks execs are not backing down in their support of sexual sin and they surely aren’t acting like they fear the consumer power of mobilized religious conservatives.

FULL: VIDEO: Starbucks Mother’s Day Ad Says Two Lesbian ‘Moms’ Are Better Than One [AFTAH]

"Anemic" is putting it mildly. Starbucks continues to soar while NOM continues to flail. The "Dump Starbucks" campaign has been a laughable disaster. In fact, it was one of the first really bad ideas that set NOM up for a countless stream of really bad (for them) failures.

It's cute that Peter thinks he can do any better. While NOM is indeed a terrible organization, NOM's boycott failed because the American public is not with them on this. The American public made Modern Family a hit TV show and is increasingly standing in support of marriage equality. The American public is mature enough to accept a reality like same-sex parenting. It's time for the anti-gay-for-pay crowd to at least accept that, if not accept us.

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