Over at Change.org Michael Jones (the facilitator of the Gay Rights section) has a petition for which he is gathering signatures. We need as many people signing this thing because Tim Hortons is sponsoring a NOM event.

Here is What Michael writes, “The doughnut franchise Tim Hortons has agreed to co-sponsor an anti-gay marriage rally in Providence, Rhode Island sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage.  The National Organization for Marriage is fiercely anti-LGBT, and has organized campaigns to take away the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples in numerous states throughout the country.  Is this the type of politics that Tim Hortons wants to support?”

Just click on Change.org above and it will take you to the petition.

Thank you everyone.

PS. If you wouldn't mind, would you please come back and let me know if you signed the petition? I just want to know whether or not posting this here actually helped or not.

Thanks again!

 

UPDATE: As waymonhudson notes: Tim Hortons has pulled their support from the event.

Thanks again EVERYONE!!!!

The exact wording of Tim Hortons response is below the fold as it can be found HERE.

Tim Hortons responds to inquiries about Rhode Island event sponsorship

Recently, Tim Hortons was approached in Rhode Island to provide free coffee and products for a local event, as we do thousands of times a year across Canada and the United States.

For 45 years, Tim Hortons and its store owners have practiced a philosophy of giving back to the communities in which we operate. As a company, our primary focus is on helping children and supporting fundraising events for non-profit organizations and registered charities.

For this reason, Tim Hortons has not sponsored those representing religious groups, political affiliates or lobby groups.

It has come to our attention that the Rhode Island event organizer and purpose of the event fall outside of our sponsorship guidelines. As such, Tim Hortons can not provide support at the event.

Tim Hortons and its store owners have always welcomed all families and communities to its restaurants and will continue to do so. We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused.

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