Did TOMS’ Blake Mycoskie Really Not Know About Anti-Gay Focus on the Family?
Soulforce was featured prominently in a recent LA Weekly article covering the connection between TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie and the anti-LGBT group Focus On The Family.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, landed in a heap of trouble when news broke on Friday that he spoke at a June 30 Focus on the Family event in Orange County.
Focus on the Family’s longtime anti-gay agenda is ugly and widely known.
Soulforce, the gay rights organization that exposes anti-gay religious groups, notes in a special report that FOTF has pushed such ideas that homosexuality is a mental disorder caused by family problems and bad parenting, that gays want to destroy marriage and the family, that same-gender parents are unfit and seek to hurt children, that homosexuality can be prevented by parents and cured through ‘reparative therapy,’ and that gays are sick, ungodly people who want ‘special rights,’ not civil rights.
Mycoskie, who lives on a sailboat in Los Angeles, says he simply didn’t know about these things.