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So, now it’s not fashionable to support Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family?

In case you haven’t been paying attention, now it’s not fashionable to support Focus on the Family.  That’s the message from TOMS Shoes founder Black Mycoskie.

blake Mycoskie

Following criticism from liberal fashionistas, he has assured the politically correct that he certainly isn’t tolerant of Dr. James Dodson. Apparently the cultural diversity he envisions for America does not include the millions of Focus on the Family supporters who might buy his shoes.

According to the internet news site The Blaze:

“Following media criticism, TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie has released a statement apologizing for speaking at an event with Focus on the Family about “faith in action.“ He used the release to make sure people know that his appearance was a mistake.

His statement:

“Had I known the full extent of Focus on the Family’s beliefs, I would not have accepted the invitation to speak at their event. It was an oversight on my part and the company’s part and one we regret.”

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David M

posted July 11, 2011 at 12:11 am


Speaking of mistakes, I will be sure to not make the mistake of supporting this politically correct example of elite intolerance by buying any of his shoes.



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LutheranChik

posted July 11, 2011 at 7:50 am


For those of us in the Christian mainstream it’s never been fashionable to support a right-wing extremist, sexist homophobe like Dobson.



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cknuck

posted July 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm


I’m in the Christian mainstream and I support him, also I think his teaching material are good for the most part.



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cknuck

posted July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm


many people who are called homophobe are nothing of the sort, thayt is just another name calling tactic to make homosexuality popular.



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Personally

posted July 12, 2011 at 1:58 am


So now it’s apparently unfashionable to report news with some sort of objectivity.

He found out the extent of FOTF’s beliefs and decided they were incongruent to his own. He said so publicly, and apologized to those who may have been concerned he shared those beliefs.

I don’t get the big brouhaha.

What exactly did he do wrong?



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Grumpy Old Person

posted July 13, 2011 at 11:22 am


What LutheranChick said, + 1.



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Bea

posted July 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm


What, this guy is the only shoemaker in the world? Go barefoot before you buy his junk!



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