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Groupon Boycott a Success, Says Anti-Porn Group

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 Jun 09
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The online coupon company Groupon has decided to discontinue its business association with a California-based torture porn group -- and Morality in Media, an anti-porn organization that launched a boycott against Groupon over offering tours of the porn facility, claimed victory, the Christian Post reports. "We are encouraged by the outcome and feel very confident in our unified ability to challenge the pornography industry and the pornification of our society wherever possible," said Dawn Hawkins, executive director for MIM. "This is the first boycott MIM led. ... If boycotts are one way to be successful in this, we will certainly not shrink from them." Within a week of MIM calling for the boycott, more than 7,000 people had officially signed a pledge by MIM to stop using Groupon. By the time Groupon agreed to stop its business with the porn studio, the number had passed 20,000. Groupon representatives initially defended the tours, but after multiple pro-family organizations got involved in the boycott, Groupon sent an email to MIM that stated: "Given the feedback from partners like you, we reassessed not only consumer interest but also merchant opinion on these types of deals. It's never our intention to offend customers of our business partners. As a result of the feedback ... we have stopped running adult deals across the country."

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