As it stands, Tim Hortons are currently on board as a sponsor for a National Organization for Marriage (NOM) event in Rhode Island this Sunday, August 16th.
NOM are known for their anti-lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transgendered stance. That ain’t cool.
It is clearly stated on the Tim Hortons website that they do not sponsor religious groups or political affiliates, so it would seem something is amiss because there they are on the sponsors list for the upcoming NOM event.
As has been already pointed out here, it’s entirely possible that a rogue franchise owner in the area decided to sponsor the event since Tim’s gives them the leeway to do so, but surely it’s with the understanding that they keep within the company guidelines.
Expect a retraction of this sponsorship and an apology from Tim Hortons regarding this asap, or else consider this your last chance/final excuse to ditch the double double. You know you wanna.
Well what do you know. An excerpt from Tim Hortons’ promptly published response on their website:
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.
I’m glad this ended the way it did, though I guess this means everyone can go back to drinking their double doubles now.