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Our customers get excited to be a part of what we're doing. I'm more in tune with nature, which has influenced my shoe designs.

The rest of the piece centers on Focus’s rebranding as a less hatable group for people like us, working its way out of the shadow of its bigoted, questionably associated founder, whose successor realizes that, “Christianity must transcend politics in order to change culture and politics,” and has therefore backed off on the icky anti-gay stuff and will even “sit down with pro-choice organizations.” Of course, the key is still Christianity.

It’s clear that it’s not a complete transformation or political 180, though, which could still leave progressive TOMS-wearers weary: “The media is having a tough time figuring us out,” says Tom Minnery, senior vice president of public policy for Citizen Link, Focus’s legally independent political arm. They’re in a Rick Warren or Joel Hunter cubbyhole.’ Then we are active in the defense of traditional marriage, which is seen by the media as hateful and homophobic, so they scratch their heads and say, ‘Wait, I thought they were changing their tone.'” As Jezebel writes, “There’s nothing inherently political about distributing shoes to African children, of course,” but you are the company you keep.

He counts Bill Clinton among his friends and is confident he'll 'be hanging out' with Barack Obama.

When I got home to Los Angeles, I started brainstorming and came up with Toms, which donates one pair of shoes for each pair sold. Charity is a viable growth strategy for a lot of companies. Now I wake up when the sun finds its way into my bedroom.

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In the last 18 months we have presented at over 70 different engagements and we do our best to make sure we choose our engagements wisely, on this one we chose poorly.

Jezebel and commenters on the TOMS founder's blog both seem skeptical of this excuse: Mycoskie couldn't have done a quick Google search?

Players: TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie; Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, which describes itself as a "Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive"; Jezebel and its commenters.

Last week, Mycoskie headlined an event hosted by the Christian group.

In a statement posted on both Jezebel and his blog, he denied the partnership with the organization and expressed his regrets for speaking at their event, claiming he didn't know the full extent of Focus on the Family's anti-progressive beliefs: Had I known the full extent of Focus on the Family's beliefs, I would not have accepted the invitation to speak at their event.

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