HuffPo: TOMS Shoes Founder Steps On Gay Toes
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love, our executive director, recently published an article on The Huffington Post entitled “TOMS Shoes Founder Steps On Gay Toes”
Recently, Blake Mycoskie, founder of Tom’s Shoes, issued a public apology for his affiliation with Focus on the Family, the megawatt fundamentalist Christian power brokerage founded by Dr. James Dobson. Blake said he did not know the extent of Focus’s anti-gay beliefs and efforts and that if he had known, he would not have agreed to present at one of their events.
Media reports now indicate that Blake has distanced himself from Focus on the Family and their leaders have responded that it is a shame that he separated from them since all they want to do is help people and win them to Jesus.
And, Blake could have helped them do that but for the interference of a bunch of pesky gay people who called him into account for the company he was keeping.
I appreciate Blake’s apology and the need for space he has created between Focus and his organization. I hope he takes a break to reflect and then I hope he will take advantage of the media attention he has garnered to go back and help transform Focus on the issue of gay people.
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