UPDATE: Local restaurant review site, The Urban Spoon, took down a slew of LGBTQ written comments about this business yesterday. I complained to the site managers and was told the comments “probably” contained Terms of Service violations, but no specifics (even on my own removed comment). I asked The Urban Spoon specifically about the relevance of branding practices and to comment on targeting LGBTQ comments. No response.
The “approval” rating for this business sunk from over 70% to near 40% in the span of about 12 hours yesterday. It was hovering near 45% last night and has spiked back up to 70% this morning. As you can tell from the comments below, the donutters are aware of the criticism. Backlash is also hitting other bloggers covering this topic
Hey gang, a new donut shop opened up in the Strip District. It is called Peace, Love and Little Donuts and the owners have trademarked the phrase “Feed Your Inner Hippie” Sounds cute, eh?
Well, owner Ron Razete has also claimed a place in the blogosphere with the phrase “As I Was Saying” where he shares his anger, vitriole and bitterness.
This crowd will not rest until Homosexuality is mainstream; until the Second Amendment is done away with; until abortion on demand is as common and accepted as going to the dentist; until sexual images and strip clubs line our streets and suburbs; until government education is started in the womb; until disagreement with their political party is “hate speech” and becomes a crime; until they pass the Fairness Doctrine and rid the county of Conservative talk radio; until they transfer our sovriegnty to the UN, etc. etc. etc.
When you capitalize Homosexuality, you know you've put created a very big divide between US and THEM. Even abortion didn't get that shout out.
… so here are just a few of the major issues I have with the “tannest” President of the United States in history.
First, I find it unsettling and overwhelmingly racist to make a big deal about the color of a man's skin. It is either a reason to vote for him or not. A reason to be “happy” or not. A reason to expect big things from him or not. But I'm confused… isn't President Obama half white? Why that makes him a Black President and not a White President is what gets me. I am sick of seeing a microphone stuck in everyone's face asking about the “historic” day when Americans elected a Black President.
As I was reading through his pages, I didn't find myself angy — just sad. He pours so much of himself into the writing and seems to live such an empty, self-righteous life. So judgmental of everyone — Ledcat would kill me if I wrote about her various shortcomings and asked you to pray for her to be a better wife.
Who can write this with a straight face?
People are wicked and without the Holy Spirit to express Himself through our lives, I'm sure I would be saying the same things as these sad souls.
I don't have a lot of expectations of my donutter, but some sort of general belief in the decency of humanity would probably be on the list.
This all came to light on a local LGBT email list. Folks are pissed and perplexed. How do you go from “People are wicked and without the Holy Spirit” to a hippie/dippie sales spin? It is that sort of willingness to do whatever it takes in the marketplace to earn a living that really undermines the credibility of wingnuts. And it almost worked. I would have seen the name and assumed it might be cool. But someone noticed the anti-gay comment and shared it …
Lesbians are rumoring to be staging a kiss-in, a kiss-out, a make-out and all sorts of things. Most of them probably just won't got to the donut shop in the strip district.
That's probably the best idea. I mean, people are entitled to a personal opinion. But we don't have to finance it with pink dollars.