Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS: No Love For The Gays

9 Jul

In Bed With Focus on the Family

If you follow TSM, you know we are all about philanthropy and social justice.  How horribly sad that the homophobic Blake Mycoskie is in bed with Focus on the Family.

Mycoskie’s company TOMS, donates a pair of shoes for every pair of shoes purchased.  I could so easily support this and get behind this type of philanthropy, save that Mycoskie and his company TOMS supports one of the quintessential hate groups, Focus on the Family, which was named as a Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  I am now calling for a full Boycott of TOMS Shoes!  Mr. Mycoskie, if you would like to chime in here, please do. I’m curious how you will justify funding and partnering with a well recognized Hate Group.  Click here to see the full article.

Update: 2:43 pm PST July 9, 2011: Here is the “Apology” issues by Mycoskie.  Sorry! I just don’t believe you!  Really? You had no idea about Focus on the Family?  You are a liar and a whore.  Does this mean you will discontinue the partnership with them to sell shoes in Africa?


7 Responses to “Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS: No Love For The Gays”

  1. Justin Belsley July 15, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Just for clarification of this important issue, The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified Focus on the Family as an anti-Gay group however they did “spawn” the Family Research Council, which HAS been identified by the S.P.L.C. as a hate group. While they are all hate groups to me personally, I just wanted the facts of the situation to be as accurate as possible for us all.

    Please see this article from the S.P.L.C.:

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 15, 2011 at 8:39 am #

      Thank you for the clarification. I’m not sure this diminishes the impact of Mycoskie speaking for FRC.

  2. Justin Belsley July 15, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Please correct me if I’m wrong though.

  3. Justin Belsley July 15, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    No it does not diminish the impact AT ALL just a technicality. I wish they all were labeled hate groups.

  4. Kate August 10, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    I appreciate your take on Toms!
    One small request: if we’re talking about ending hate, could we not use the word “whore” what with all the historical violence and misogyny it represents…

    Best! Kate

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