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Subject: Boycotting celestial seasonings
Date Posted: 5/4/2008 3:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2006
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I saw a blinkie somewhere..could someone fill me in?  I will boycott if they are being horrid!

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 6:31 PM ET
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I'm interested in this too.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:40 PM ET
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http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE7DB1131F937A25750C0A965958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all

I have no first hand knowledge but this is what I found. 

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 9:02 PM ET
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Hmm....the article also mentions co-op america for more info...I'm gonna check that out too...Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 12:27 AM ET
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It has to do with CS low score on GLBT equality

 

http://www.hrc.org/buyersguide/

 

See Food & Beverages; Hain Celestial Group



Last Edited on: 5/5/08 12:30 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:48 PM ET
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Ah. Thanks!  Dang it, I like their teas too...bastards.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:43 PM ET
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You want to read the Buying for Equality guide published by HRC : http://www.hrc.org/buyersguide/

Specifically this page : http://www.hrc.org/buyersguide/Food_Beverages.asp

And honestly it is worse than one could even imagine.  I had the misfortune of talking to the CEO of CS for my job a few weeks ago.  After I got the information I actually was calling for, I, being the gay transman that I am, I just had to calmly ask about the policies.  Let's just say I haven't heard that much hate speech in a while including references to wishing we would get AIDS and die etc.  The CEO is a horrible guy.  He was yelling and screaming.  God, who shoved something up his butt?     

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 9:10 PM ET
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wow.

 

Thanks for the links.  I've told my friends about them, too...CS is losing all our business....bastards.  We've decided to go to a health food store and buy the stuff to mix up our own tea....so there CS kiss our collective hineys!

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 9:26 PM ET
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You are very welcome.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:23 AM ET
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Mel, I'm sorry you had to hear that.  But I'm glad we have that additional proof.  What a scumbag.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Thanks, I am still in shock about it.  Told my CEO about it, she was also amazed. 

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 11:57 AM ET
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The original boycott article was from 1993.  And the Hains group scored low, but I can't competely figure out why.  Could it be that their policy has improved in the past few years?

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 3:26 PM ET
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The boycott I am referring to started last year and no, it has not improved.  Heck my phone call to the idiot in charge was only a few months ago.

Didn't you check the HRC link that was provided?