Gloria Jean’s and Hillsong suffer bizarre coincidental website glitch!

UPDATE 15th June 2012 Gloria Jeans are once again ‘major partners’ according to Hillsong. At the same time GJ’s are claiming they are ‘not affiliated’ with Hillsong. I’m not sure what they think ‘affiliated’ means.


Hillsong Conference is a massive fundie meeting run annually by the controversial Hillsong cult. This year, it’s at the Allphones Arena and it costs a mere $279 to attend. A church service at such a bargain basement price clearly needs very generous sponsors to help it scrape by.

Here is what Hillsong’s generous list of sponsors looked like on 9th June (according to the snapshot in Google’s cache from that date):

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And here’s what it looks like now, on 13th June:

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Seems like some kind of glitch has scrubbed all mention of Gloria Jean’s Coffees from poor Hillsong’s website! Good job I was able to preserve it. After all, Gloria Jeans’s generous contribution to the rabidly anti-gay group might have gone unnoticed!

I’m sure it’s a pure coincidence that this dreadful glitch happened very soon after GJ’s was embarrassingly revealed to be funding another notorious gay-hate group.

Odd, that.

22 Comments

  1. Posted June 13, 2012 at 22:00 | Permalink

    I don’t remember it ever not being at Allphones Arena nee Acer Arena nee Sydney Superdome.

  2. Posted June 13, 2012 at 22:34 | Permalink

    Gold!! :-)

  3. Posted June 14, 2012 at 09:07 | Permalink

    pwned. Well done.

  4. davem
    Posted June 14, 2012 at 12:09 | Permalink

    Don’t get me wrong… Hillsong creeps me out and Gloria needs to learn how to make coffee, but the above screen captures are both taken at the same time but supposedly different days? Love it to be true but it Looks a little suss.

  5. Posted June 14, 2012 at 12:15 | Permalink

    Hi Dave,

    The screenshots were taken within seconds of each other (at 20:32 last night). The first is a screenshot of Google’s cache of the page as it appeared on 9th June, the second is of the live site. That means that between Google caching the page on the 9th and my visit on the 13th, the Hillsong Conference website was edited to remove the reference to Gloria Jean’s sponsorship.

    Let me know if anything is still unclear!

  6. Posted June 14, 2012 at 12:15 | Permalink

    davem: If you look carefully you will see that the top image is a Google cache document. The screen snaps were taken at the same time, but the first shot is a cached image. The website has definitely been altered.

  7. Posted June 14, 2012 at 12:35 | Permalink

    I’ve edited the post slightly to clarify this.

  8. Posted June 14, 2012 at 20:42 | Permalink

    I think they should cough up equal cash to donate to groups which support equality and secular principles. That would go someway toward undoing the damage.

    https://www.facebook.com/GloriaJeansOwes30K

  9. Posted June 14, 2012 at 22:51 | Permalink

    Nice work, Dave.

    Google cache reveals another set of evil-doers fingerprints.

  10. Ambrosia
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 01:13 | Permalink

    It is my understanding that Hillsong actually OWNS Goria Jeans!

  11. Tania
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 10:48 | Permalink

    Ambrosia, your understanding is wrong. That is not the case at all so rather than adding fuel to the fire, get your facts straight before posting.
    To everybody else, last time I checked, this was a free world and anyone can support anything. In the same way that you choose to boycott GJ’s for this, they, and any other entity, can also support whatever cause they choose. Apparently we now live in a world where being pro-gay is the only opinion allowed! Be gay, I don’t care but why is it that I’m supposed to be ok with that and no longer be able to think for myself?

  12. Posted June 15, 2012 at 10:53 | Permalink

    Be gay, I don’t care but why is it that I’m supposed to be ok with that

    I thought you didn’t care?

  13. Tania
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 11:01 | Permalink

    You’re a dickhead “Dave the Happy Singer” Stop being the trouble maker in the corner and actually get a life. Are you LGBT or purely just obnoxious?

  14. Posted June 15, 2012 at 11:11 | Permalink

    Dear Tania, isn’t it a little presumptious to come to somebody’s blog in order to display bigotry, and then follow it up by calling him a dickhead, obnoxious and implying that being LGBT is something to be ashamed of?

    Allow me to answer your first question: “why is it that I’m supposed to be ok with that and no longer be able to think for myself?”

    Because if you were able to think freely for yourself, instead of having been indoctrinated with fear and hate, as you clearly have, you would be perfectly comfortable with the notion that what other people do with other consenting adults in the privacy of their own bedrooms does not concern you a whit.

  15. Posted June 15, 2012 at 11:18 | Permalink

    @Tania:

    “To everybody else, last time I checked, this was a free world and anyone can support anything. ”

    Yes, that’s true. It’s not a matter of whether you can support a thing, but whether that thing is something that you should support. By this logic, you are saying that it’s OK for people to support the views of paedophiles, or wife-beaters or race-haters without being challenged. In a properly civilized society, we challenge the views of people who have distorted world views – especially people whose world views are based on superstitious and irrational thinking. Gloria Jeans has failed on two counts here, in case you didn’t notice: first, they donated money to an organization that, based purely on superstitious thinking, supports hatred of human beings. Secondly, when challenged on it, they lied and tried to cover their tracks.

    And, if it matters at all, I’m a straight. I’m also educated and empathetic with my fellow humans. I will tolerate a lot of things – but not small-mindedness, deceit and actions based on millennia-old superstitions.

  16. Andrew Mitchell
    Posted June 15, 2012 at 11:20 | Permalink

    Tania,

    Dave asked you a reasonable question and you attacked him personally for it. Please try to remain civil. As far as I can tell no one (here) has been questioning anyone’s right to an opinion. Nor are you being asked to “be OK with that”.

    I’ll try again and ask the question in a different way which gets more directly to the heart of the matter.

    The proposals being considered by parliment are about granting Australians an equal right to marry the person they choose to. How does that decision affect you personally in the light of the fact that you “don’t care” about someone being gay?

    I’m looking forward to your response.

    Thanks,
    Andrew.

  17. cass
    Posted April 21, 2014 at 11:00 | Permalink

    Why so much hate for Hillsong?? They Don’t hate gay people at all, in fact there are a lot of gay couples that attend hillsong church, and they actually promote and live out acceptance and love of everyone no matter what their situation.

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