Starbucks CEO Tells Christians to Sell Stock and Support Some Other Company

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Starbucks has made no secret about their support for gay rights.  A year ago, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that the company was supporting the pro same-sex marriage bill being pushed in the state of Washington.  He even told Tom Strohbar, a Starbucks shareholder and founder of The Corporate Morality Action Center:

“We believe it’s defensible – but we’re not reaching that decision to in any way offend you or anyone else. And I would say candidly, since we made that decision there has not been any dilution whatsoever in our business.”

Last week, Starbucks held its annual shareholder’s meeting and shareholder Tom Strohbar was in attendance.  Noting that a recent boycott launched against Starbucks by the National Organization for Marriage has resulted in a significant decrease in sales, Strohbar asked Shultz:

“In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing.”

Aware of Strohbar’s Christian views on marriage and his opposition to the company’s stand on same-sex marriage, Schultz replied:

“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.”

Many have taken Schultz’s response to mean that anyone who doesn’t agree with Starbucks methods, including their stance for same-sex marriage can sell their stock and support another company they like even better.  Basically, Schultz doesn’t care about Christians or their money, regardless of how much it could hurt the company’s business.

I know of several people who stopped buying Starbucks coffee or other products last year.  One person in particular consumed as much Starbucks coffee as Abby on NCIS consumes Caf-Pow.  Once Schultz announced the company’s support of a sexually perverse life-style, she stopped main-lining their coffee.  That probably cost the local Starbucks a small fortune in revenue.

But why hasn’t the mainstream media picked up on this story like they did when Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy announced that they supported traditional marriage between one man and one woman?  The liberal media attacked Cathy like a school of piranhas on a wounded cow.  Yet the same media ignores Schultz’s statement to sell your shares of the company stock and take your business elsewhere.

When I was younger, and television was still black and white, you had to physically get up and go the TV to change a channel or adjust the volume.  It was then that most of the news reported news.  Today, they no longer report news, rather they twist the news to support their agendas.  Bias has become the norm and truth has been replaced by contorted lies.  The difference between Chick-fil-A and Starbucks is proof of the biased agenda of today’s media.

In lieu of what Starbuck CEO Howard Schultz said, I urge every Christian who owns Starbucks stock to sell it.  Furthermore, you need to stop supporting the company with your purchases.  Take your business elsewhere, preferably to one that supports the biblical definition of marriage.  If EVERY Christian in America stopped giving Starbucks their business, the company would soon find themselves in dire straits financially.  They would be forced to rethink their stand on marriage or go out of business.  Either one would be a win for Christians who stand for marriage between one man and one woman.


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