Sydney Star Observer reports...Gloria Jean’s has faced a social media backlash after it emerged the café franchise donated $30,000 to anti-gay marriage group, the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).
The company donated $30,000 to the ACL in 2010 and was the only business besides a Christian superannuation organisation to donate political funds to the group in that year.
Social media campaigns on Facebook and Change.org have already notched up hundreds of supporters as well as the angry boycott messages posted on its Facebook page.
Australian Marriage Equality national convenor Alex Greenwich has accused the ACL of scaremongering after a new video linked same-sex marriage to polyamory.
“The ACL’s scaremongering is a sign of desperation and will be rejected by the majority of fair-minded Australians who want their gay friends and family members to be able to share in the values, traditions and joys of marriage as an exclusive, lifelong union,” Greenwich said.
“The international experience proves there is no link between same-sex marriage and polygamy, which is why conservative figures like [beyondblue chairman] Jeff Kennett, [British prime minister] David Cameron, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key have no problem supporting same-sex marriages.”
Hey Ennis... is Anglican Mainstream still calling for the worldwide boycott of Starbucks... for its support of marriage equality.