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Bob Vander Plaats Joins Right's Flailing Starbucks Protest: VIDEO



Social conservatives are keeping up oppositional pressure on Starbucks over the company's support for gay marriage and equality in general.

Though the coffee giant has basically shrugged at the protest, Iowan anti-gay activist Bob Vander Plaats, a three-time failed gubernatorial candidate who wields mind-boggling power as head of the Family Leader, yesterday released a new video explaining to his followers that he's given up on Starbucks because the company "turned their back on God's design for the family," and he's urging others to, as well.

As we know, of course, this protest has had no impact on Starbucks: the company's stock has only risen since the protest began.

Watch Vander Plaats' desperate plea, AFTER THE JUMP.

Update: Joe.My.God points out that this video is an updated version of a previous Vander Plaats video, one in which he erroneously claimed Starbucks believes "God's design of marriage is bad for America."

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  1. Nice to hear that this maggot won't be casting a shadow across any Starbucks store from now on. Best news I've heard all week!

    Posted by: Oliver | Apr 12, 2012 9:45:00 AM

  2. Great post!

    Posted by: | Apr 12, 2012 9:49:31 AM

  3. At this rate, Starbucks is probably wondering why they didn't do this sooner! They're laughing their way to the bank on this one. For them, this "boycott" is positive media attention that no amount of money could possibly buy.

    Personally, I don't drink coffee, but it doesn't take a genius to see that their core consumers tend not to be bigoted evangelical right-wing nutcases. The more these idiots whine, the more they're just doing Starbucks a favor.

    Posted by: atomic | Apr 12, 2012 9:52:09 AM

  4. Wow... 13 people have watched that video... all of them gay people that were hoping to post a comment on YouTube. Of course, these cowards have disabled comments and voting, because they don't believe in freedom of speech. Pathetic bigots.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Apr 12, 2012 10:14:33 AM

  5. Ms. Bree Van de Kamp up there looks f'ing ridiculous.

    Posted by: redball | Apr 12, 2012 10:16:07 AM

  6. Flailing, with a whip?

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Apr 12, 2012 10:31:49 AM

  7. This "boycott" is such a win win for everyone, except those boycotting. More money, publicity, adoration for Starbucks, less bigots the rest of us have to deal with in line while joyfully reading about what a stupendous fail this has been. So badly that NOM is now reaching out to communist, Islamists and theocratic countries to support their hatred.

    All done while I sip a skinny iced caramel macchiato. Heaven. Keep it up Maggie, you're better than The Daily Show.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Apr 12, 2012 10:32:27 AM

  8. What a bunch of cowards. They've now made the video "private". They know they're on the losing side of history and their actions prove that!

    Posted by: JoesBrat67 | Apr 12, 2012 10:38:05 AM

  9. The video is private.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 12, 2012 10:53:43 AM

  10. Keep buying your coffee at Starbucks avoid Chick-fil-A!

    Posted by: SOLUS | Apr 12, 2012 10:57:02 AM

  11. I caught the Elon Musk interview on The Daily Show earlier this week. He made the comment that one of the reasons he had founded SpaceX and was pursuing sustainable human habitats on other planters was to ensure 'that the light of human consciousness is not extinguished'. I juxtapose that sentiment against those expressed by Mr. Vander Plaats, Brian Brown, Tony Perkins... there are others, and the profound difference in perception is so startling, so radical in its observation of the human condition that it takes one's breath away. And the only way I can explain it is the difference between those who consider others and those who consider only themselves. They can't hope to sustain their views in the long term, so the only rationale I can come up with is that of lining one's pockets. Hate still provides a decent living if you don't mind the collateral damage.

    Posted by: Tim Tondreault | Apr 12, 2012 11:36:55 AM

  12. I was debating whether or not to go out for a coffee -- thanks, Bob, for making my decision so easy! Grande cappuncino, please!

    Posted by: kit | Apr 12, 2012 11:53:25 AM

  13. I'm wondering how long it will take NOM to admit the boycott's total failure and explain that this is evidence that the wicked do indeed flourish "like the green bay tree" (Psalms).

    Posted by: Sancho | Apr 12, 2012 1:32:48 PM

  14. Whenever they bring out the "God created Adam and Even" line, I wish someone would point out that God evicted this model couple for betrayal, that they raised a son who killed his brother, that if they didn't sleep with their own children, then they taught their children to sleep with each other, and that their progeny were so corrupt that God eventually flooded the world to drown them all and start over.

    Posted by: JJ | Apr 12, 2012 4:06:21 PM

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