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NOM’s takes ‘dump’ nationwide

Timothy Kincaid

July 2nd, 2012

The National Organization for Marriage has exciting news about their very successful “dump” campaigns. Although it may have about 20,000 stores, Starbucks will soon be feeling the bite of NOM’s reach and influence. In addition to the 45,342 people who have pledged not to buy Starbucks are the grandchildren and bingo partners of these dedicated souls who will not receive Starbucks giftcards this Christmas. And with press coverage in many newspapers and Sunday inserts, their dump efforts have gotten tremendous visibility.

In a move that is certain to severely cut into the profits of Starbucks, NOM has announced an alternative to the ubiquitous coffee house: Jitters and Bliss coffee. Now when you feel an urge for a caramel macchiato, instead of dropping in to a Starbuck you can instead go online and order a tin of coffee (comparably priced to Starbucks), wait for it to be delivered (shipping free with $50 purchase), brew it up, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee free from the guilt of supporting the homosexual agenda. And best of all, that cup of coffee will taste twice as blissful after a week or two of no-caffeine jitters.

More recently, NOM is now charging at the front of a vast cavalcade of boycotters who have vowed to go without General Mills products. That’s right, no Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, or Green Giant for them. (Star Tribune)

Minnesota for Marriage leaders are heading into the summer months with a dogged focus on keeping supporters energized and pushing back hard if other Minnesota businesses surface to oppose the amendment.

When General Mills stepped into the fray, Minnesota for Marriage immediately issued news releases that said “the Green Giant, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kix and Trix have all declared war on Marriage” and that the company was promoting “genderless marriage.”

Angela Beeney of Plymouth and 4-year-old Ivy Brandon of Hastings, in foreground, dropped off General Mills products in Golden Valley to protest the company’s opposition to the marriage amendment. - Star Tribune

Not limiting itself to Minnesota, NOM now has 17,764 signatures on the pledge (up from 14,714 on the 28th) and the Fortune 500 company is no doubt seriously regretting its decision to pander to same-sex marriage activists and support that radical social agenda. These true marriage defenders have sworn to ‘look for alternatives’ to the General Mills products, whenever convenient and economically feasible (families are hurting in this Obamaconomy). And although more than 80,000 have signed a petition thanking General Mills for their position, it is strongly suspected that some of those signers are not traditional families anyway, and are not really the food company’s target market.

And the campaign is growing daily. With more and more businesses pledging their endorsement of immorality, NOM has an ever increasing opportunity to stand for righteousness. In fact, just today NOM has been apprised of an opportunity that cannot be missed. Finally, NOM has irrefutable evidence that Microsoft’s profits fund the radical redefinition of marriage. (Seattle Times)

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates have each donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting the state’s new gay marriage law, which faces a referendum vote in November.

Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, said Monday that the checks were cut Friday and are being reported to the state Public Disclosure Commission on Monday afternoon.

“It’s going to make a tremendous difference,” Silk said. “It’s very important for us to have that broad support from business leaders and companies themselves.”

We are confident that NOM will soon announce a full-on boycott of all of Microsoft’s products. But they will not be reactionary – recognizing that Apple gave money to oppose Proposition 8, NOM will boldly stand against these both of these two empires of evil and cease using any products or software from either of these companies.

Perhaps as early as today. Or tomorrow. Or maybe next week (strategery takes time), next month, or the second Tuesday in August of 2028. But definitely sometime very very soon they will stand up and show Microsoft and Apple just what happens when you dare to stand against those who fight for marriage, family, and blind obedience to Catholic teaching.

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MattNYC
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

I guess there’s always Linux, right? But given the odds, probably a good portion of those behind that OS are gay or certainly gay-friendly.

BTW, “genderless” marriage??? Like Barbie and Ken?

John
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Please Email Jitters and Bliss Coffee to let them now they are contributing to a hate group that has a blog with the most despicable homophobic slurs and bigoted posts on their website.

I already have, and informed them I will be passing the word around about who they apparently have no problem associating with.

Ryan
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

By far your most immature–and giggle inducing–post title.

KZ
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Best. Title. Ever.

David in Houston
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

I guess NOM doesn’t have a problem with Jitters and Bliss coffee injecting themselves into the “culture wars”. I guess that fabricated rule only applies to the pro-gay side. Their blatant hypocrisy never disappoints.

Oh, and if they don’t start a boycott Microsoft campaign, they’re even bigger hypocrites than before. — We’re waiting NOM!

Jean-Luc
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

“I guess there’s always Linux, right? But given the odds, probably a good portion of those behind that OS are gay or certainly gay-friendly.”

The Linux mascot is a penguin. You know what THEY get up to…

Ryan
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

David, if they boycotted Microsoft, we’d never even know it.

Didaskalos
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

They can have my pro-homosexual breakfast cereal when they pry it from my COLD, DEAD, HANDS!!

—Didaskalos

Timothy (TRiG)
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

Well, I’m a free software nut. Currently on Ubuntu, thinking of treading in the paths of righteousness and switching to Debian.

> Given the odds, probably a good portion of those behind that OS are gay or certainly gay-friendly.

Very probably, but the point is, you’re not giving them money. (Also there are issues around software freedom which are quite important to me but somewhat off topic for this post.)

Question: Do Mozilla have a stance on marriage equality?

TRiG.

Andrew
July 2nd, 2012 | LINK

@Trig

Mozilla isn’t gay friendly. At least, not compared to the others.

chiMaxx
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

No one at BTB does snark better than Timothy Kincaid.

Gus
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

So they will go to the local Walmart or grocery and buy the “store brand” cereals. Nine times out of ten it is made in the same factory as the brand name product.

Rob in San Diego
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

This article actually makes me happy, I hate Starbucks coffee and their stores. It’s so corpratized. They have run out all the mom and pop coffee shops in town. They burn their coffee beans, and I have to add so much sugar just to make it sweet when I do drink it. Their stores aren’t comfortable to make you want to hang out, no poetry, music, or fun.

On another note, with all the boycotts, NOM people must be living like cavemen, not a lot of amenities and comforts in their lives. They might as well switch to being Amish.

Timothy Kincaid
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

Rob,

In West Hollywood, when Starbucks came to town the little funky coffee shop moved across the street, started selling food, then expanded into a patio eatery, got a liquor license, expanded again into a lounge, put in a small dance floor, drew in Britney Spears and Liz Taylor, and expanded again into one of the most famous (mostly) gay dance bars on the planet.

Mom and Pop just didn’t have vision.
;)

Timothy Kincaid
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

Actually where I live, alternate coffee shops are thriving. Something called “Tom N Tom” is popping up everywhere.

But then again, I live near Koreatown and Tom N Tom considers itself to be a “FAMILLY SITE” and it’s website says that it is “The Best Food Service Commpany”. Somehow I don’t see them seriously threatening Starbucks, but it’s great having them here.

God, I love living in a diverse and culturally rich city. There’s something about the sincere desire to assimilate and missing it entirely – like shooting for beige and ending up with fuchsia – that fills me with joy. It’s close enough to be familiar and welcoming, but with all the fun and flavor of something new.

I may just have to stop by today and get a Long Black.

homer
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

The people on the NOM Facebook page weren’t happy when I posted the wedding photo of Chris Hughes, one of Facebook’s founders, and his husband.

NOM is looking just ridiculous nowadays. Sort of like those old news footage of people smashing and burning Beatles records.

Patrick
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

Jitters and Bliss, just like the coffee I use to drink in my favorite Southern Baptist church as a boy. It gave me jitters and they told me it was bliss. You gotta just trust those folks no matter what even if what they say just does not add up, unless you are talking about the teen suicide rates and they just keep adding and of course they are going up every day! So why can’t I get the jitters when I get married? Oh silly me all I have to do is drink the coffee! But wait I still can’t get married. Oh I can pretend just like when drinking their coffee such bliss!

Randy
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

“And although more than 80,000 have signed a petition thanking General Mills for their position, it is strongly suspected that some of those signers are not traditional families anyway, and are not really the food company’s target market.”

Wait, what? I guess I forgot that gay people don’t actually eat food, and thus would not be General Mills target market…

George
July 4th, 2012 | LINK

Please Email Jitters and Bliss Coffee to let them now they are contributing to a hate group that has a blog with the most despicable homophobic slurs and bigoted posts on their website.

I just have this sneaking suspicion that it isn’t much of a concern for them.

Jitters and Bliss’ Mission Statement:

As stewards of God’s many blessings, we strive to be a world-class purveyor of fine coffees by delivering outstanding quality, service, and value to each of our customers through a family business governed by sound Christian principles.

Source

Hyhybt
July 4th, 2012 | LINK

It’s an odd thing… neither being “stewards of God’s many blessings” nor being “governed by sound Christian principles” requires opposing gay people in general or marriage specifically, yet something about the phrasing of the quote still manages to strongly suggest that yes, theirs is *that kind* of Christianity. Like the famous description of porn, it’s not quite definable, but you know it when you see it.

Nathaniel
July 5th, 2012 | LINK

Hyhybt, any company governed by any other sort of Christian principles would probably not advertise it. Those that need to self-righteously proclaim they are working for Jesus usually have some very narrow views of who and what Jesus would find acceptable. But, I do have to snigger at the idea of serving coffee for Jesus.

Raymond
July 5th, 2012 | LINK

Nathaniel, if you think the idea of “serving coffee for Jesus” deserves a snigger, then “transubstantiation” must make you towel off your screen. :)

Hyhybt
July 6th, 2012 | LINK

Nathaniel, notice I already agreed they already were almost certainly “that kind”.

Bernie
July 7th, 2012 | LINK

NOM seriously cracks me up; if you read through the article and into it, NOM will be eventually “boycotting” all large corporations. And, at that point, they won’t be able to scream BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!

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