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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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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment David M

    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.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment LutheranChik

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

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cknuck

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

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cknuck

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

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Personally

    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?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Grumpy Old Person

    What LutheranChick said, + 1.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Bea

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

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