If for some reason, you happened on over to the Tea Party Facebook Page today, you’ll be greeted by the following:
Breaking News: Starbucks moves even farther left and tells traditional marriage supporters we don’t want your business.
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at their annual meeting basically told a shareholder to sell his shares if he supported traditional marriage and didn’t like Starbucks stance against it. So let’s get this straight. If you support the 5000 year old tradition that marriage is between one man and one woman, you can’t buy shares in his far left radical company that sells designer $4.00 Venti Decaf Lattes? Done! I’ll take a Chick Fil-A and their 99 cent coffee instead. Oh and Starbucks charges $3.00 for just bottled water there. Chick Fil-A will give you a big container of ice water free even if you don’t buy anything there. What company seems to “care” more about people and the other their pocket books?
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Let be begin with a couple of disclaimers: 1) I know full well better than to feed the trolls. But I’m a little worked up over some other stuff right now, and I can’t do anything about that. But this is a rant I can handle. 2) If what you read above made perfect sense to you, then this is really the wrong post. Come back on a day when I tell a cute kid story or make fun of my own glasses.
Let’s just start at the top: Starbucks is not capable of stomping on anyone’s religious freedom because they are a company. They are not the government.
A company cannot prohibit you from worshiping in the way you chose. They sell coffee. That is all. Well, they also sell some mugs and occasionally CDs, but I don’t really understand that part of their business model.
Starbucks is using company profits to support initiatives that legalize gay marriage. That might be a huge problem for you. I understand if it is. I stopped eating at Chick Fil-A because they were using company profits to oppose the same initiatives. So I totally get it.
That’s your right as consumer in a free economy. If you can find a way to live without the Pumpkin Spice latte in the fall, I salute you. Me, I like the lattes; I like the gays; I’m a happy girl.
No one at Starbucks said they did not want business from people who oppose gay marriage. When confronted by a stockholder that the decision to support gay marriage hurt stock prices, the CEO countered he did not believe it did. In fact, he said Starbucks stock is doing quite well. [Howard] Schultz concluded, “If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”
So here’s what, Tea Party, if you think it’s ridiculous to pay $6 for a cup of coffee, you’re probably right. It totally is. It’s also ridiculous to misquote a CEO and act like he said something he didn’t. If you don’t want to support the company, don’t. But don’t lie about what the man said.
The most ridiculous thing of all though, is to pretend a company selling coffee has any effect on your ability to worship God. Because if my Venti Soy Latte really affects your religion, you need a new religion.