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Brian Brown Claims That NOM's Pathetic Boycott Has Impacted Starbucks' Business: LISTEN

Two years ago, the National Organization for Marriage began a protest of Starbucks after the massive coffee vendor supported a pro-marriage equality referendum on the Washington ballot.

BrianBrownNow, NOM president Brian Brown claims that that boycott has made an impact on the international community's tolerance for the chain. As Good as You pointed out, however, Starbucks currently operates 21,000 stores in 65 countries with little standing in its way for further expansion; not too shabby. 

The transcript from Brown's silly attempt at relevance reads:

"You know, the media will try and say that the boycotts have minimal to no effect, but the reality is that companies like Starbucks are trying to expand around the world, and as Americans stand up and say this is wrong and they highlight that companies like Starbucks are supporting same-sex marriage, the mask comes up...Because of the Starbucks boycott for example, many countries have looked at Starbucks and the individuals that would be allowing Starbucks into the country have said, 'No, no, no,' because Starbucks does support the redefinition of marriage."

Brown then went on to get to his real point, perhaps realizing that the previous one was inane:

"Most importantly though, how can we view it as moral to be giving our dollars to a company that directly is attacking our faith? I understand again that you cannot do this to every company, but the ones that are actually attacking the faith, you have to take a stand at some point, and Target is doing that, Starbucks is doing that, and Chase is doing that."

Ah, yes. The faith, as if there were only one, and supporting same-sex marriage is in direct opposition to it--an age old struggle for Brown and NOM. Sorry, folks, but Starbucks is not feeling any worse for wear.

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Starbucks Raises Enormous LGBT Pride Flag Over Seattle Headquarters: PHOTOS

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Starbucks raised an enormous 800 square foot LGBT Pride flag over its Seattle headquarters today in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Seattle Pride.

Photographer Nate Gowdy was on hand and shared these images with Towleroad of the clock tower and flag, as well as CEO Howard Schultz, who observed the flag raising with employees.

Seattle Pride Communications Director Adam McRoberts applauded the gesture in a press release:

"We are thrillled that Starbucks is showing their support for the LGBT community in this very big, very public way. The flag flying over their headquarters will welcome thousands of visitors coming to seattle to celebrate Pride this week and is a testament to the support Starbucks has shown the LGBT community over the years."

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Oprah and Starbucks Celebrate Gay Moms in New Mother's Day Ad: VIDEO

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Starbucks and Oprah have rolled out a new ad for Mother’s Day that celebrates moms of all stripes and sorts – gay moms included.

Check out the heartwarming ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Good As You]

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'Dumb Starbucks' Founder Nathan Fielder Sits Down with Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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Nathan Fielder, comic and founder of 'Dumb Starbucks', which has been making headlines all week, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss his dumb coffee and dumb idea. He even brought some dumb pastries.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Dumb Starbucks' Creator Reveals Himself: VIDEO

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Over the weekend, parody coffee shop 'Dumb Starbucks' took L.A. and social media by storm, and its creator has now revealed himself as comedian Nathan Fielder of Comedy Central's 'Nathan for You'.

Fielder showed his face yesterday at a press conference and in a video on YouTube, though he's not breaking character.

Watch Fielder's YouTube video, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Fielder made NOM feel like they had won something for a moment (which just doesn't happen these days). The National Organization for Marriage published a dumb post about how thrilled they were that an equality-minded organization was being labeled 'dumb' suggesting that it was similar to their failed 'Dump Starbucks' campaign.

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'Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee Shop Brews Up Four-Hour Lines in L.A.: VIDEO

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Long lines are forming at a "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop at 1802 Hillhurst in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The shop looks and feels like a regular Starbucks but the word "dumb" precedes every branded item sold there. And the whole thing feels a bit like a Banksy stunt.

Head inside the store and listen to some interviews with customers and the dumb barristas, AFTER THE JUMP...

Long lines are forming:

It has its own Twitter account which has been tweeting out photos, like this one of the menu:

Here's its legal FAQ:

Head inside the store and listen to some interviews with customers and the dumb barristas.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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