America's Right Targets Starbucks

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Despite recent failures of similar campaigns an American far right group have called for a boycott of popular US based coffee house, Starbucks, in response to the company's public support of same-sex marriage.

The Organization for Marriage announced a "Dump Starbucks" protest last week.

The group says it will place ads throughout the country, as well as in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, urging consumers to boycott the company. The group is supporting a referendum effort to overturn a recently passed law legalizing same-sex marriage in The American state of Washington.

"We will not tolerate an international company attempting to force its misguided values on citizens," said the group's president, Brian Brown, in a written statement announcing the boycott.

CEO Howard Schultz defended the company's stance on gay marriage during a shareholders' meeting, saying it was made "in our view, through the lens of humanity, and being the kind of company that embraces diversity."

Schultz received loud applause when he told the group that the decision to support gay marriage was "not something that was a difficult decision for us."

Starbucks is just one of several prominent Pacific Northwest businesses that have expressed their support for same-sex marriage, including Microsoft Corp. and Nike Inc.

"I would say, candidly, since we've made that decision, there's not been dilution whatsoever in our business," Schultz said.

In answer the Human Rights Campaign, an American gay-rights group, said it would soon launch a campaign asking consumers to support Starbucks.

That group's president, Joe Solmonese, called the latest far right protest "typical bullying tactics."

Source: Seattle Times.


New In Lifestyle

Fake The Perfect Body
Fake The Perfect Body

By wearing the right clothes you too can have a perfect body

Introducing the Squinch
Introducing the Squinch

Want to look hot in photos? Try the squinch.

Exercises for Couch Potatoes
Exercises for Couch Potatoes

Even couch potatoes should stay in shape. Here's some exercises.

Relationship Issues

When Flirting Becomes Cheating
When Flirting Becomes Cheating

In gay relationships, when DOES flirting become cheating?

Dealing With A Break Up
Dealing With A Break Up

We've all been there and it can be tough. Here's a few tips.

Blind Dating Exposed
Blind Dating Exposed

We take a look at the blind date activity

New In Qulcha

Weekly Male Cory Bond
Weekly Male Cory Bond

Our male model of the week is hunky American, Cory Bond

John Inman's Spirit
John Inman's Spirit

We take a look at John Inman's new gay novel, Spirit

Gay Movies With Substance
Gay Movies With Substance

Our list of must see gay movies of substance

Reader Blogs and Opinions

The Queer Elite? Give me a break
The Queer Elite? Give me a break

Dr Brand Doubell takes a look at our so called 'queer elite'.

Classic Asses
Classic Asses

Graham Green takes a look at classically sculpted asses.

A Sick Society
A Sick Society

Blogger Christo De Beer explores why people hate.