Monday, March 25, 2013

Dump Starbucks - Why dump Starbucks?

Dump Starbucks - Why dump Starbucks?

Don't get the wrong idea . . . I truly love"d" Starbucks, but this is a deal breaker for me.

There is only so much this little Christian girl can TOLERATE.  If you want to support gay marriage to me that's like sticking your toes across the proverbial line in the sand.  Saying that you will serve your coffee to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, is to say "Love all people".  Which how can you be a Christian and NOT agree with that?

But to blatantly say that traditional marriage is wrong and if you support traditional marriage you should sell your shares and buy into another company?

Well, Starbucks, you just lost my support.  

Your stance to say that traditional marriage is wrong or even to say that traditional marriage is rated higher than gay marriage is wrong??  Really?  

So Starbucks?

Just how many gay people do you think there are in America?

10% (and that's on the high end)

Most estimates show 5% of THE WORLD is gay.

Why would you make a statement like this knowing that this is such a small percentage of your customer base.  Even if 100% of your customer base is tolerant of your stand on gay marriage, to blatantly say traditional marriage proponents should dump their stocks?  Really?

Good luck!

DISCLAIMER:  Not that Santa would let me buy much Starbucks, because he "hates" their coffee.  But it was my little guilty pleasure, when I found myself out shopping without him or in the airport on the way to see my girls.  But that's fine, I'll live right through it.  

Sorry for this off-the-wall random post.

We now resume our regularly scheduled programming. Thanks for listening!



  1. Mrs. Claus, they have me scratching my head as well...not so "tolerant" in reality, ay? SIgh. I love Starbucks and know they have always swung from the left but this time they have me reconsidering my brews of choice.

    1. I was really thrown off . . . searching now for a new brew, I'll let you know if I find one who doesn't hate me for my marital choices. ;)

  2. Good for you Mrs. Claus. I guess we think alike. Must be because I raised you? We need to stand up for what is right and wow you did just that. Love ya!!!

    1. Thanks Mom! (For the comment and for raising me right!)

  3. Religious. Not religious. It doesn't matter. It's all political. Everyone wants to hop on the bandwagon to show their loyalty to the underdog (homosexuals & their rights) and frankly you're so right that group of people make up only a small percentage. It would seem crazy for a company to make such an outlandish statement, but who said liberalism made sense? Not me. However, I'm with you on this. I'm totally for traditional marriage and family values, too. This has gotten so out of hand. I'm happy I don't have to have Starbuck's to get me through the day or even for an occasional indulgence. :) Thanks for letting your voice be heard on this matter!

  4. Oh my! I hadn't heard. Thank you for the heads up. Pointing out statistics really shows how out-of-proportion this trend is. People seem to be jumping on this Look-At-Me-I'm-So-Tolerant band wagon. When Truth (what is true for all people, at all times, in all places) is ignored in favour of popular opinion, our world is in deep trouble. My small investment in Starbucks (decaf, grande, no-fat, latte once a week) in now pulled. I'll invest my pennies in a greater good--Bibles for Missions, Smile Train, Life Without Limbs. Rant on, Mrs. Claus!


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