Friday, April 6, 2012

Overwhelming outpourings of support

I wrote yesterday about the success of the Thank You Starbucks campaign to counter the anti-gay Dump Starbucks effort along with the (supposed) disappointment that Microsoft and Apple were left out.

A couple more thoughts. Starbucks stock price has risen since the Dump Starbucks campaign began. Coincidence? Maybe. But the boycott didn't cause the stock price to fall.

Electronic Arts creates video games. In a couple recent game releases they added optional gay characters. The anti-gay crowd had a snit. The company didn't back down. That prompted Matt Kane of GLAAD to see a consistent pattern. Anti-gay attacks are now met with overwhelming outpourings of support for the corporation being attacked. Rallying Americans around messages of hate doesn't work anymore. Such sweet progress!

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