Posts tagged ‘TOMS Shoes’

July 9, 2011

TOMS Defense : Founder Expresses “regret,” says Focus on the Family misrepresented relationship

by Accidental Bear

What to do now. Live and let live. What will it take for you to forgive TOMS? I may be a total push over, but I fully believe owner Blake Mycoskie. Call naive, but that would be rude. AB

(via news.change.org)

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to Change.org in response to an embarrassing controversy linking the popular urban apparel company to anti-gay, anti-choice group “Focus on the Family.”

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July 8, 2011

TOMS Shoes: Tsk tsk On You, Playing with Homophobes & Anti-Choice Groups?

by Accidental Bear

This is a tough one, like a blow below the belt. We have to pick our battles. I am a big flaming homosexual and do my best to not give my money to groups supporting hate, but I also find it impossible to be a 100% ” gay PC”. It is hard to keep track of where to and not to shop, eat and patronize.  Why TOMS, why? Target, now you. (crying into the palms of my hands) AB


Last week, TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie was a headliner at an event hosted by Focus On The FamilyAccording to Christianity Today, Focus On The Family is “working to become a TOMS international distributor in Africa.” Will canvas-footed progressives balk?

Since the departure of James Dobson, the group has modified their tone on polarizing topics, but not their positions on them: They still are anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-evolution, you name it.

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