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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  • james White, M.D.

    It remains one of the cruelties of the human condition that a person can "quit" doing or buying something only once. If not for this unwritten cosmic law, I would have "quit" Starbucks a hundred times, having never liked their "pop-California fruits and nuts" image, and all their atheists and political correctness. Perhaps because of the associations, I have never liked their coffee, either. "Atheistic, liberal coffee" is bitter, and probably kills brain cells too.

    Christians should become aware of these Godless companies, and vote with their spending patterns. God is indeed in control of all of creation, including human destiny, but while we Christians endure this fallen world, waiting upon our eternal lives with the Creator, there's no harm in sticking our fingers into the eyes of the "Howard Schultz's" of the world. Dominus vobiscum.

    • patriotusa2

      Well said Doctor, and I couldn't agree more. Trying to endure this fallen world is getting a lot more difficult as the spirit of darkness is literally enveloping this entire nation. The "Howard Schultz's" of this world are dominant and will continue to make life more difficult for those of us who await on God and trust in prayer.

      • fliteking

        "Trying to endure this fallen world is getting a lot more difficult as the spirit of darkness is literally enveloping this entire nation."

        Best post I have seen in months. Straight to the truth.

        • patriotusa2

          Thanks!

        • podunk1

          summing it up - starbucks sucks - Never tasted it or bought it & never will
          Created by and for yuppies & yuckies (walk-in can't afford to drive)

        • http://www.facebook.com/sam.wicksjr.5 Sam Wicks Jr

          Have had the un-pleasure once or twice. Much rather a Dunkin Donuts coffee!

      • DWinch

        The devil is running out of time and he knows it! The end is getting closer with each passing day!

        • patriotusa2

          I'm with you on this! I believe the same thing, and I only wish I could see their faces when they realize that there is a God.

        • Barbaree

          I sure hope you're right because, day-by-day, they're brainwashing our kids in the schools and universities, turning out more and more liberals.

        • Joe Severa

          Really, take charge of your kids & their education. Teachers are to teach their students by the curriculum given them by the principal, if brainwashing is allowed, report both the teacher & principal to their Bd. of Education, seriously!

        • http://www.facebook.com/sam.wicksjr.5 Sam Wicks Jr

          Lucifer is trying as hard as possible to turn the young away from GOD. RESIST and you will be better for it..

        • ALHL

          Exactly, the devil is desperate now, everyday now we have a couple of new crises, a lot of "Obama drama" from the Hill. Use to be pretty quiet.

        • Frank629

          "obama drama" that is great. I will start to use that lol.

    • NewCreationDave

      Well said - Christians need to start getting serious and put their faith into action. Sunday meeting is nice, but we are to be salt and light, not compliant accessories to evil.
      http://www.newcreationservantry.com/pages/plan_of_salvation-overview.pdf

      • Nelson in Texas

        Thank you, the Gospel is much more effective than a Boycott. Please people, listen to Dave.

        • carole smith

          You are right; but the boycott will help get the point across in a manner that matters most to companies.

        • tim meenan

          mabey, but it sure won't hurt to try both. they really don't understand the power of a great boycott--so let's with god's help - show them! bring them to their knees !

      • $26222150

        You're absolutely right! Gird your loins, put on the armor of God, and stand up for what's right!

        • carole smith

          Yes--Onward Christian Soldiers!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/bob.ridge.965 Bob Ridge

      That sounds like the CEO has been drinking too much of that brain killing crap .

      • greyhound44

        Hola Bob,
        Quite the opposite, good coffee is a wonderful supplement.
        ret expat MD: NBME; ABIM; ABNM; ABR w/spec comp NR and 46 years in medicine

        • Chuck

          Agreed, just don't patronize Starbuck's, or buy their products. You are paying an outrageous price, because they don't charge their employees for healthcare insurance, the customer pays for it and they buy tons of high priced milk.

        • soulandspirit

          They do charge their employees for healthcare. Where did you hear they didn't? They charged my son around $160.00 a month for crappy insurance. Starting salary is minimum wage. Here in PA that is $7.50. Every six months they do an evaluation and give a raise of $0.30. But their evaluations come late. My son was there for 3 years and still never reached $9.00. Considering the poor salary, that $160 is ALOT. And considering the miniscule coverage, that makes it even worse. They also say they help pay for college. They sure do...at two on line schools. One is Seattle on line. I forget the other. And it is a 10% contribution...of your salary.

      • tim meenan

        hey, he's a bleeding heart liberal! now, he has sown the wind, and now they shall reap the whirlwind ! bring them to their knees !

    • Nelson in Texas

      Go share the Gospel with these lost kids that hang out in Starbucks. It is a mission field right in your neighborhood.

    • 7papa7

      I agree sir. I would love to see ALL Christians boycott them. I for one don't go there because I can't stand the taste of their coffee but even if it were good I would not go there any more.

      • PBrenda

        I have been boycotting activist actors/actresses for a few years now.....won't buy magazines about them.....boycott GE, Nivea, and Levis, Panera, and many other companies, brands that I know are progressive and fully support "Barry"........don't go to movies anymore........we ALL should be doing this if we are passionate in our beliefs

        • 7papa7

          I also boycott a lot of companies. I haven't been to a movie since the mid 70's but that is more because they are not worth watching. Many are left wing propaganda trying to move society to the accept the liberal agenda so that we would roll over when they go for their major take over. I have been boycotting GE for years. I wasn't aware of Panera's stance. I have heard small bits and pieces from the CEO of Panera and didn't hear anything obvious. I also include Target and Home Depot among others.

    • Centurian2010

      I am done with Starbucks permanently. I was not aware of any of this and am angry about it. I never liked their coffee anyway and typically would only go there if another coffee store was not in the vicinity to fix my java craving, but no more! Boycott , boycott, boycott! Peet's coffee is way better and so is their customer service.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sam.wicksjr.5 Sam Wicks Jr

        I wouldn't walk across the street to go to Starbucks but would walk 10 or more miles for a cup of java from Dunkin Doughnuts... and a doughnut might help too!

      • Rhea Milo

        Enjoy your Peets coffee - it comes with a huge serving of marriage equality. Seems like maybe you need to switch to tea.

    • Barbaree

      I'm with you! I never, ever go there. I prefer Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts -- the best and reasonably priced. Don't worry, Howie, we don't need your overpriced coffee and lecturing on diversity. I'll bet you're not very "diverse" or "inclusive" when it comes to Republicans or conservatives.

    • calcul8ed

      The attitude of liberals has always amazed me. They think that the world can not exist without their sheer "brilliance". To have the audacity to tell 70% or more of your customers AND stockholders to take their money elsewhere, defies any business logic I've ever heard of. If anyone has any Starbucks stock dump it "quick". I've found that I much prefer Dunkin Donuts coffee and it's cheaper. Big bargain at Sam's Club. McDonalds has the large cups of flavored coffees for $1. I can live w/o Starryeyedbucks and I like real people that drink regular coffee and APPRECIATE my business!

      • madashell

        I like McDonalds coffee and it's only a buck!

        • http://www.monster-island.net/ kushibo

          You can't have McDonald's coffee anymore: they have been supporting same-sex partner benefits for a decade.

        • PBrenda

          that takes care of McDonalds now, too......it really does not bother me at all to not go to these places or buy their products......my friends ask me where we CAN go to eat or shop anymore.......

        • ALHL

          How about Chick-Fil-A, do they sell coffee?

        • cindyhj

          McD's cocoa isn't half bad, either.

      • ALHL

        Exactly Bill. Guess this is where the old advantage appropriately fits in --- Starbucks "Careful what you wish for!"

    • CoolApple

      I always say, don't buy their stuff. One of things you are dealing with in this situation is, the new age Seattle mentality. Seattle is my home town and I have watched it evolve into what it is today. It voted in gay marriage & Pot in November.. You won't see Starbucks tell muslim's to sell their stock. Stay away from Starbucks and don't buy their stuff.

      • nomore516

        Oh I love Seattle's Best coffee, far better than Starbuck.

        • Irishson91

          You do realize Starbucks owns Seattles Best right?

        • ALHL

          Oh No!

      • madashell

        How about if all Christians stopped going to Starbucks just one day every week, but all on the same day to have an impact. That would send a strong message I would think. Monday would be a good day to start.

        • Chuck

          I'm afraid all this hot air will go the way of all the Obama cpmplaining. Nothing will happen and people will keep drinking the homo brew, just as they did in November. Four years of complaining and then did not vote against the skunk in the WH, pity!

        • PBrenda

          why not boycott EVERY day????!!!! it doesn't hurt anyone to not go to Starbucks with their horrid, acrid, coffee....never did like the stuff much anyway

      • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

        Howard Schultz never specified that Christians should sell stock. He just suggested if you are offended, and think you can do better with a different investment, it's a free country - do it.

        This is yet another issue that Christians and Muslims agree on. It is against both Sharia and Leviticus law. Starbucks told BOTH groups to sell their stock.

    • tim meenan

      lets hit them hard like the libs did against chick-fill and bring them to their knees! lets show the iberal bast---s that we still have the god given power to break or make them ! boycott-boycott-boycott! now pass this on and hit em in the pocket books where it hurts!

      • madashell

        Agreed, boycott, boycott and boycott again!!

    • madashell

      Agree with you 100% Dr. White. Well said. One reason I went to Starbucks is because the service is better than at Dunkin Donuts. But there are many more Ma and Pa coffee shops around and many of them darn good ones.

    • garyrose

      Most Big Businesses feel this way a lot needed Boycotted Now? Most large Fast food places McDonalds Burger King Carls Junior (Leader) Chilis Buffets many many. Keep your eyes open you might be able to tell otherwise someone Post a List everyday. Thanks to all>>>>

    • darlingrats

      Well said Dr White. i will use the power of my bible, prayer and boycott to get my message across to atheist companies such as StarBucks. I for 1 will research,support, buy from christian companies.Lets see their sales fall even more resulting in store closures, layoffs. Why in the world ppl will willingly pay their ridiculous prices for their coffee and pastries is truly beyond me.Lets watch Howard Schultz's tune change when their profits plummet even more. And do not fall for their buy 1 get 1 half off or buy 1 get 1 free bs in order to get customers in their stores.Let their coffee and pastries ROT

    • AppraisHer

      Et cum spiritu tuo, Dr White.

  • NewCreationDave

    He's right. It's a free country! Read this:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7950634/It%27s%20a%20free%20country.pdf

  • John

    The title should read "Starbucks CEO Tells bigot to Sell Stock and Support Some Other Company"

    There are many Christians who support equal rights for homosexuals, so that title is misleading. You can't group the true Christians and the bigots together.

    • JohnGalt

      Says the queer, fascist bigot in defense of the anti-Christian bigot.

      • John

        Did you also call people "blacks" who fought for civil rights and the end of segregation?

        • JohnGalt

          Hilariously inept and inapplicable.

          On cue, and as expected.

        • John

          Why? It's a matter of equal rights.

        • Elton Robb

          Nope. It's a matter of survival of our Culture.

        • John

          What about people who get married and don't have babies? What about people who get married and are unable to have babies?

          It's not about the survival of the culture because gay people are going to be gay no matter if you let the marry or not. They just want the same rights you get when you are married. Wouldn't you be upset if someone told you that you weren't legally allowed to get married?

        • Elton Robb

          Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out. You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them. But I said to you, “You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from the nations.

          Leviticus 18:22, 20:13,22-24.

          The Land flowing with Milk and Honey is America as well as Israel.

        • Ted Crawford

          Au Contraire! It's an attempt to mainstream an aborant, deviant behavior! I'll accept Homosexuality on the same day as I accept Pedophilia, Necrophilia, Zoophilia, and Objectophilia

        • John

          Just because you don't like it isn't a reason to deny their rights.

        • RedMeatState

          Equal means equal before the law. There is no other version of "equality" unless you're an envy driven marxist looking to steal everyone's stuff and gain power over them.

        • John

          Yes, that's all they want. Equal marriage rights before the law.

        • Appy

          Riding the coat tails of the civil rights act...is a lie ...sexual preference to be gay is now according to you a right even if it is against God and nature..of course you try to include God in this but you are wrong. Indeed now we have a new Queens Bible for gays but changing the truth will not wash with God.

          If being gay is a civil right then being normal is a civil right as well but normal is not respected or tolerated by the gay agenda or liberal socialists...

        • John

          Normal is de-facto respected. That is the definition of normal. When normal tries to limit the freedoms of others, then yes, people will take offense.

    • Appy

      Many people claim Christ but do not know him, they are christians in name only....Christians cannot follow with a right heart anything that God has condemned. Christians cannot condone what God has condemned and as scripture states "even nature itself tells us it is wrong"..

      Equal rights does not mean sexual preference .......anymore than it means equal rights to kill or steal....

      • John

        It's not a preference. Unless you consider heterosexuality to be a preference?

    • Ted Crawford

      John
      I'm a Deist, however I have read the Bible, in fact three different translations ( King James, NIV and New World) From these readings it's very, very clear, there can be NO TRUE CHRISTIANS who support either Same Sex Marriage or Abortion as a form of Birth Control!

      • John

        What about letting murders get married? Isn't murder in the 10 commandments?

  • fliteking

    Although StarBoinks thinks this is an avenue to win over new customers . . . these types of bigot / exclusion based advertising campaigns tend to backfire . . . as evidenced by JCPenney, a company left struggling after a very distasteful Easter advertising campaign.

    • Beachtennisguy

      My boycott of J C Penney began when they sponsored the TV show "GCB" (Good Christian B****hes). It's always open season on Christians in Hollyweird, but who knew the corporate suites held so many fools. When I contacted J C Penney, they acted like they were baffled by my complaint. Declining sales and revenues? No surprise. The dopes making the stupid marketing decisions will probably be the last ones fired.

      • fliteking

        Yes, I had forgotten about their sponsoring of that miserable program.

      • greyhound44

        I'm 68 and never set foot in a J C Penny store.
        ret expat MD

  • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

    He stands up for what he believes in, even if it costs him money. Just like the Chick-Fil-A guy. You don't like it, don't buy their coffee or their stock.

  • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

    Starbucks first quarter earnings were up 13%.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.ruiz.3701779 Tony Ruiz

      That doesn't make them good, right or of any use to me. I just don't flat care.

      • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

        Just pointing out the "disappointing" earnings as a result of the boycott.

        • Beachtennisguy

          Will stay tuned for the second quarter earnings.

    • 32eagle

      Probably because 50% of the fags wanted to show their support for this fag loving CEO

      • Propaganda_Is_MindControl

        This is a global company, much of their profits are not from Washington state, or even the United States. It is unlikely any of the 59 other countries know of their support of this bill. None of you knew about it even though this story is a year old.

  • Whatzrname

    Once again, another example of the "tolerant" left being intolerant.

    • vladilyich

      Just like the "RIGHT" is being tolerant of Starbucks' opinion.

      • FireMall

        There is always a time to state one's personal Opinion and more times to STFU and let things go where they may. And theres is NEVER a Time for a Business owner to assume everyone wants to know and cowtow to the Owner's personal Op without ramifications.
        Starbucks opened the door to this debate and has No Freekin Biatch coming when they started the fight. Period. As Big Fat Al Gore would say. The debate is over.

      • tim meenan

        we know you vladilyich, another bleeding heart left leaning dumb democrat! go home lib-tard !

        • vladilyich

          Obviously, since you are incapable of intelligent conversation, you must resort to ad hominem. Thanks for making my point for me.

  • TheTexasCooke

    You got it Howy.....now it's time to toughen up little buckaroo.....LOTS of folks sell coffee....as you will see.

  • $23154113

    Caribou has much better coffee and they support Christianity. Starbucks coffee is horrible, probbably made for gay taste only.

    • texan texan

      Gay and commie liberal socialist Democrats and Hugo Chavez supporters. See how profitsble they have been lately. Been in a Starbucks lately. Obviously not.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kkhercules kevin kelly

    I signed the boycott petition against s. bucks as soon as it was sent to me.I never did like coffee.

  • AZRanger

    It is about tie that Patriotic Americans start voting with our money, and our feet! If we would all do this, we would crush the Communist left economically! Another example would be to boycott those ammo manufacturers who are selling the 2 billion+ rounds to DHS! They would then be forced to make a decision whether they will support freedom, or throw Lady Liberty to the wolves for the almighty dollar!
    We are nw eeing some firearms manufaturers, like Colt and Magpul moving their businesses from states where ther are restricive gun laws, to states which cherish the Constitution and individual liberty!
    Praise God for a few true patriots who are refusing to bow down to the globalist NWO!
    AZRanger

  • oldcoyote

    I have never spent one red cent there and never will!!!

  • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

    Yes, it is a good idea to sell the stock because it will be going down the tubes shortly. I predict we will have a reverse Chick-fil-A "demonstration" nationally beginning now.

    • Nadine

      I agree...Boycott Starbucks...too dam expensive anyway! Screw them!

    • texan texan

      Go geezers. Wear your tea bags and carry big signs. The liberal latte sipping commies will be very amused. Sorry you won't make much impact since the demographic that frequents Starbucks are overwhelmingly supportive of gay rights and marriage. Sorry it won't be like the eat chicken day.

      • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

        I may be wrong, of course, but I believe the proportion of Christian Starbucks customers is larger than you think. In any case, every little bit helps.

      • VanceJ

        Why don't you wed an ass ? as you are one, Texan my foot !!!!

      • tim meenan

        id not know that they had any lib-tards in texas! becarefull some cowpoke down there will bury you in a pile of horse-s---! move to california please--thats where you belong ! get out !!

      • soulandspirit

        I guess you didn't read the article. The article explains fully that since the boycott began, shares have plummeted. And they dropped just mentioning a boycott. In other words, the 'boycott' hasn't officially taken off. That was with just a few people discussing it. No real organization. He feared (the share holder) that an organized boycott would do serious damage if only the talks of one put that kind of hurtin' on them.

    • madashell

      The liberal news media walked all over Chick-Fil-A for their moral opinion and nailed them to the cross. Since then whenever I see a Chick-Fil-A outlet I make sure I have lunch or something there. Obviously no news report about Starbucks

  • cyhilterman

    I am not a coffee drinker but all of my friends are. I know they have mentioned Starbucks many times. After your gay issues comment, when anyone mentions Starbucks to me I will be sure to tell them that you do not want normal people to own your stock. It also sounds as though you don't care if anyone shops at Starbucks or not. I don't care what type of life people live but gays and lesbians are not normal members of society. When two men or two women can produce a baby normally, then I will believe that they are normal. AND, that is not going to occur.

  • simpletony1

    Screw starbucks; their coffee is no better than many and his queer supporting agenda isn't tolerated by God, and that's good enough for me. Nobody needs 'em but God still loves homesexuals and wants them too but they must change their sexual lives to get there. And a much better life it is on the right hand side of God.

  • http://twitter.com/MelanieBurns3 Melanie Burns

    No problem dude! I will take my business somewhere else and I will tell everyone I know on Facebook and Twitter to never buy your products again! It's not just a Gay thing for you guys...it's an anti- Christian thing. I choose God over Satan! Glad you like it HOT!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/rosiland.bagnerise Rosiland Bagnerise

      Melanie Burns.....Well said!

      • tim meenan

        yes, and their coffee staste's like it's burnt also ! boycott-boycott-boycott !!!

    • fliteking

      Mel puts a GOOD spin on it . . . and never looks back. NICE.

    • Propaganda_Is_MindControl

      Facebook and twitter support gay rights. Boycott them too! Don't forget about Apple, Microsoft, and Google!

  • ColoradoCowboy

    Done. Sold my Starbucks and I will NEVER step foot in their establishments again!

    • Nelson in Texas

      That's a good idea, don't want to go into a Starbucks were tons of lost souls are and leave a tract or share your faith. That boycott will lead thousands to Jesus Christ.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTXY3N2L6Q43HTWA4I5MCRE67Q Al

        Some people you just can't reach. You can wait until they come out.

        • Nelson in Texas

          Hang around outside until they come out and they will simply call the police for your loitering. Go inside and you can sit with one of these lost kids and talk all you want.

      • redrover

        lOVE THAT IDEA NELSON...GOOD FOR YOU!!!

  • sunnyblues

    For once, this CEO gives sound advice. I hope many, many stock holders sell their stocks. Charbuck's coffee isn't that good anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/SpiritofAloha SpiritofAloha

      Exactly! I been telling people to boycott them since they burn their beans for "consistency". True coffee connoisseurs know this is garbage. I do admit SBUX knows how to market, but we have plenty of other options for great coffee. They also do not support our troops, as a general rule. Let's hope to see many, many starbucks stores closing!

  • m141934a

    You have distorted this story. Shame on you. You're as bad as the liberal media. I'm finding more and more that you are not publishing reliable information. I'm no longer gong to subscribe to your site.

  • Upaces

    NO ONE IS TOO BIG TO FAIL.
    Do you remember when the Muslims were going to have their own TV Series on the Cable Network "TLC"?
    It was "The All American Muslim."
    I wish I knew the number of people who went to, for example, Lowe's, to fill out a complaint card; and make phone calls. WE DID STOP THE SHOW FROM GOING ON AIR!

    We also wrote to others who were sponsoring the TV Series that we would no longer purchase their products.

    Guess what! It worked! When I went to Lowe's to see if I could buy a real Green Christmas Tree AFTER they pulled their support of the All American Muslim...THERE WAS ONE TREE LEFT...It was $2.00.

    As the old saying goes: "Money Talks and B.S. Walks."

    • tim meenan

      and starry-blokes is full of that ! bs that is !

  • madlyncole

    These people blame Christians for all the world's ills. It's not the true Christians who try to walk as the Savior walked, that are causing all this grief, it's those who profess to be Christian who don't live up to the Savior's teachings. We are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. He gave us the freedom to choose to follow Him or not. Those of us who choose to follow Him, should do so unwaveringly and stand up for what we know to be right. No fence straddling. No wishy washy vacillations. We have to be true to what we believe in or we are just as bad as those who deny Christ and God. If Starbucks doesn't want our business, we should be only too happy to oblige them. They don't need us and we certainly don't need them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bob.ridge.965 Bob Ridge

      This world did not have near the needs until these heathens started cutting Christ out of the Government and Democrat party became flooded with heathens .

    • redrover

      AMEN!

  • Karalyne Watembach

    I havent purchased a thing from any of their coffee shops since they charged New York firefighters $130.00 for bottled water when they needed it, not to drink, but rather to flush debris out of the victims eyes and to treat shock victims. Oh sure after the press got a hold of the story the refunded the money but thats a bit too little to late for me & my family

    If you think I am making it us check it out for yourself :http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,35198,00.html

    and verified through snopes ( a liberal site I may add) http://www.snopes.com/rumors/starbucks.asp

    • carole smith

      Wow, Karalyne, I did not know they did that. That is shameless.

      • Karalyne Watembach

        They tried to get a lid on the story pretty quickly as you can imagine ( I was living in New England at the time and locally word spread pretty fast) and immediately started damage control but in my mind there is nothing to say or do. Intergrity is what you do and how you behave when no one is watching

        • soulandspirit

          Starbucks has not an ounce of integrity. Read my post above and see how they treated my son. You will also see how they don't keep their word. And how CHEAP they are. But what they did to my son was shameless. To treat a disabled young man that way, a man trying to make a living instead of grabbing federal and state benefits, a man who worked his butt off giving 3 years to Starbucks, a faithful employee, what they did to him was a DISGRACE!

      • soulandspirit

        Read my post above and see just how shameless they can be.

    • madashell

      I had no idea. If I knew that, I would have boycotted them cheap ba****ts a long time ago. That is just unbelievable.

  • TreeLady

    Boycotting works! I am one less patron for the rare Starbuck coffee experience. Due to recent economic cutbacks I have well learned to make an exquisite homebrewed iced coffee for a fraction of the cost @ 'Bucks.

  • Elton Robb

    Good. I don't drink coffee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.guthrie.35 Tony Guthrie

    At five to seven bucks a cup. That is twice the price of a gallon of gas. Show me the picket lines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    WE THE PEOPLE who have common sense and are Christians should boycott starbucks and show them what it feels like when the Christians no longer support their expensive coffee. It is about time that we show the latte one's friends that support him that we can hurt them in other ways.

  • Appy

    Tolerance defined by liberals means that all others must accept and abide by their demands that everyone except reprobate behaviors....all for the common good of course.. well it will be a cold day in the Amazon before I buy a Starbuck coffee with fairy sprinkles.

  • madlyncole

    We are told to hate the sin but love the sinner. Those who are gay don't believe their love for each other is a sin. Even in the New Testament, it's considered an abomination for those of the same sex to "lie together" as a man would with his wife. It's also a sin for a man and woman who are unmarried, to lie together as a man would with his wife. Marriage is a sacred institution. It's not a game. It's not something we put on one day, and if difficulties arise, we shed it the next. It's something eternal that we work on together. It's to bring children into this world. It's to form bonds of love and consistency into this world. We are here to make this world a better place. We are here to work to return to our Heavenly Father. We are here to be Christ-like in all we do. We were told that we are not to tolerate that which would keep us from that goal. True Christians do not support gay marriage because it goes against the teachings of Christ and the prophets throughout history. We do not support their agenda for indoctrinating our children at the elementary school level to validate their lifestyle. It's wrong. It makes my spirit weep.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Never had any use for Starbucks even before this announcement.....I suggest we take him up on his suggestion and sell off his crappy stock. Chick-Fil-A is doin' fine and makes a good cup o' coffee.

  • telall

    pEOPLE are stupid, they can get a better cup of coffee at Macdonalds, burger King or Wendys for around a dolla r a cup, WHY PAY THEM THEIR OUT RAGES PRICES JUST FOR THE NAME!!!!!tIME TO START SAVING SOME EXTRA CHANGE FOR THINGS WE NEED
    ONLY BOUGHT ONE CUP OF STARBUCK COFFEE AND IT WENT IN THE GARBAGE!!!

    • Beachtennisguy

      Good point about "more money than brains." The local supermarket has a Starbucks inside. Overpaid bureaucrats from DC walk around the store on the weekends with their Starbucks cups as though they have trophies.

  • JoeBideyourtime

    Never liked Starbucks and nothing has changed. Let them go down.

  • danis09m

    Will do BOZO!

  • Guest

    More than this! You lazy conservatives should be doing what the left has been doing for decades : get on zoning and other county boards and refuse to let them build in your area. you don't have to quote any cause, just you don't want their business.
    38% profit! They OBVIOUSLY aren't paying their FAIR SHARE!!!

  • underthewire

    Personally I dislike their coffee, but that being said I will encourage my friends to stay away from such a business. They are not that solvent so allittle less intake will hurt their bottom line bigtime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.rowe.54379 George Rowe

    I quit Starbucks long ago and will shop Home Depot only in dire emergency.
    I trade with Lowe's even though it is a bit out of the way.
    George Rowe

  • Spin Dr

    Why didn't he include Muslims in that statement? Death penalties in Sharia countries for homosexuals. Slightly more brutal than merely expressing your beliefs against it.

    • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

      He didn't include Christians in the statement either.

  • robert

    all the people by me,our dumping are starbucks stock,and never going there again,hit them were it hurts the most in there pockets.

  • Politically Incorrect

    Screw Starbucks, I can manage my own investments that pay a real return, make coffee that taste better and I don't have to put up or listen to idiots like Sergeant Schultz.

  • Maggietish

    I'm sure Starbucks and Howard Schultz won't miss our business since they've chosen to create a war on Christians. This is just another attempt of the far left to demand we all think like they think. For too long there has been a war against Christianity in this world and especially the United States for the past few years. We are a country that was built on the premise that in "God We Trust" and we are "One Nation Under God." Its time that Christians stood up for their rights and beliefs. God is in charge and always will be. People ask why this country is losing its credibility worldwide and is in an economic decay--all they have to do is realize that is we don't honor God, why should He honor us and this nation. Everything we have comes from Him. We are all responsible for our own actions and have to account for same. Its written in God's word that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We are all going to die someday and the Howard Schultz's of this world, just like everyone else, will face our Lord for the way in which we've all lived. Wonder how Mr Schults will explain his war against Christianity. Christians have to stand up, speak up and stop this onslaught against all of us. We especially have to boycott those organizations like Starbucks in protest of their war against Christianity.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rosiland.bagnerise Rosiland Bagnerise

      Amen! If God be for us who can be against us?

  • DavidE1940

    Fellow Christians, I believe we should take Starbucks' CEO Howard Scholtz advice and sell their stock off and never enter or buy their product again.

  • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

    So... how do I get stickers of your DUMP STARBUCKS campaign graphic (illustrated on previous page)?

  • jilliangood

    Won't miss them at all. Their coffee is not even average, and their views are sooo California crude.

  • RightWingLeftyGolfer

    And simply put - We Will!!

  • Nelson in Texas

    Here's an idea. We Christians go into our local Starbucks and leave tracks around so that those that are lost and will go to hell without Jesus have that track in their hands that could lead them to the feet of the Savior. Boycotts do not lead anyone to Christ. Boycotts are the way of the world, we are not of this world. Our main concern is leading the lost to Christ.

  • texan texan

    Look at the demographics. They are killing you. This will bring in more young and women supporters and all the ones who support gay marriage. You boycott impact will be minimal as your demographic rarely frequents Starbucks. He's a savvy capitalist. Go support your local coffee houses. Probably run by dopers but local. But hey enjoy your boycott.

    • farrightextreme

      Funny you are so uninformed. But that is the position of the uninformed voter.

  • jilliangood

    In this whirlwind of a world, the one unchanging thing is the Bible. I will cling to it to my last breath, and will pray for these misguided people.

  • Samurai_Sam

    When I first saw a report on this I thought it had said that Starbucks was "against" gay marriage which was rather disturbing to me because I felt I would then have to start buying Starbucks coffee which is truly the worst overpriced swill ever passed off as coffee. I am grateful that the companies stance has been clarified, (not that it was ever in doubt). At least now I can rest easier knowing I won't have to drink their crap out of any feelings of loyalty. I wish there was a Chik- Fil- A nearby.

  • Fixthatgigline

    Well, Anti-Christian or anti-gay or anti-whatever, Starbucks coffee sucks. It really is bitter, always tastes burned and no matter which variety or flavor you order, it's guaranteed to be nasty. Personally, I think Dunkin Doughnuts has the best coffee followed by McDonalds.

    • http://www.kennethballard.com Kenneth

      Buy from a local roaster if you can. You'll probably find it to be better than your current preference. That's been my take here in KC, at least.

    • MorvaMarsh

      Honestly, I've stopped buying coffee from all of these "designer" coffee shops. Why? Because they're simply too stupid expensive. I mean, come on! It's a freaking cup of coffee! So now I purchase some really yummy caffeine from a couple of different on-line companies. The product ends up costing very little per cup, I make it in my old-fashioned electric percolator, and have a great cuppa java every time. If I'm in the mood for a flavor, I use a one of the flavor concentrates you can buy at the supermarket. So to heck with politics. If we polled every employee and stockholder of every company providing us with products in the marketplace, we'd find people with whom we greatly disagree in every one of them, and wind up boycotting everyone. I just want a decent cup of coffee that doesn't cost as much as dental work. And yes, local roasters are great if you can locate them - they often use the small-batch method and the resulting product is cheaper and of a far better quality. Where I live, though, and if I absolutely have to buy a cup on the outside, I've found Steak 'N Shake coffee to be superlative. Burger King, btw, uses Starbucks.

  • Peter

    Starbucks coffee is over rated and is like dish water. Nothing beats Kurig with various companies offering different brands of coffee.

  • farrightextreme

    I will do that. Coffee Beanery coffee is better anyway.

  • Cincinnatus

    I for one never liked Starbucks ultra-bitter brew. Super strong doesn't equal super taste! I will never buy any Starbucks product, not for me, not as a gift; I will also encourage other Christians and ethically minded Americans to abstain from furthering Starbucks agenda. If, however you already have stock in this anti-American value agenda pushing company, please buy more until you and others have enough to fire the same-gender-sex pimping CEO. I, and other straight Americans never talk in public about what happens in our bedrooms; why do homosexuals constantly assume the whole world wants to hear about their preference and rape our ears day after day. Schultz, once again knows nothing,

  • $26222150

    I haven't been to Starbucks in 12 years; their coffee is burned. They use cheap beans and have to over-roast them to disguise the off-flavors - and sadly, most of the people who visit there do not have discriminating tastes so they think they are getting a gourmet item! It's a fraud, people. Starbucks coffee sucks. I roast my own coffee so can't recommend anything personally, but I've heard good things about Dunkin Donuts coffee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GeraldtheHoosier Gerald H. Johnson

    Starbucks: Another depraved company supporting an Immoral Lifestyle! It would seem from the "surveys"? that America is buckling under the pressure from a "Minority" trying to force their beliefs on others that America like the Persians, 1st, the Greeks, 2nd, and the Romans, 3rd is about to fall!!! The American People lack Backbone.

  • Driver_S

    All this "PC" crap (which means liberal ideas and agendas) is tearing this country apart morally and financially. It's been going on for years. Removing God from schools and public buildings was a big start. Now the gays are coming out to force their agenda on Christians and the liberals are right behind them. (pun intended) The liberals are also promoting Islam and they're pushing Shirah Law to be world wide law. We know how they handle gays as well as Christians & Jews. Stripping our Constitution, Bill of Rights, our freedoms and our weapons from law abiding citizens is all in the grand scheme of the NWO take over. They take our Freedom, our gun, bring gays out in the open, defund the military and our national defenses. Easy picking for them to round everyone up and put in the FEMA camps waiting their demise. God help all true patriots & Christians to repele the tyranny of the devil.

  • flbob637

    I knew there was a reason why I did not like and was not buying Starbucks products and now I know for sure what it was.

  • IndyRon

    "Support Some Other Company" Huh?
    Sounds like a very good Idea....

  • Francis Short Jr

    Overprice coffee forget them

  • Charlie

    How about it Jew boy, why don't you tell that to the Muslims?

    • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

      Muslims can sell their stock too.

      • FireMall

        So all the Libs in Obama's & Al queda's camp can sell their Starbuck stock that they acquired with the Insider Trading gig in Congress ?
        Why do I think they won't sell till the SHTF?

        • Propaganda_Is_MindControl

          Because its a good investment and the S will not HTF?

  • RedMeatState

    Not a problem! We left Starbucks a long time ago! I just hope that Einstein's Bagel Brothers doesn't do the same thing!!!!

  • Troubleshooter

    That's why I like Seattle's Best. Starbucks is full of bug parts and it smells like shyte. Do you really want a Homosexual preparing anything you are going to put in your mouth?

  • threebs3

    I have never has a Star Bucks. Never will. I wasn't raised to squander money on over priced colored water. Sorry if I offend anyone, but if you spend more than a buck for a cup of coffee you are an idiot.

  • jas1019

    If Starbucks doesn't want the business of Christians, it is perfectly within it's right to do so. They can also learn the consequences of the BIASES they choose to have towards born again Christians.

    I tried to find a link to contact Schultz on the Starbucks website, but couldn't find it so it would be helpful in the future for those businesses and organizations who don't want like our viewpoints, to have the e-mail addresses to let them know our opinions and how we will be not using our dollars at their establishments.

    While the Christian community is being more and more isolated by a very vocal minority and a complicit media, it is imperative to not give up, not be intimidated by them. Jesus stated very clearly,
    (NLT)Luke 9:26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.

    We also know the hearts of men who grow colder and colder towards the things of God. That seems to be very apparent.

  • mari

    me gusta platanos

  • redrover

    I have had my LAST Starbucks and will never cross their doorways again!!!........if every one did that, they would be SUNK. It is high time that businesses stop taking sides in politics and ridiculous cases as Homosexuals. They have all the rights as any other humans and yet they think they are special AND SHOULD HAVE SPECIAL RIGHTS OVER EVERYONE ELSE....RIDICULOUS!!! When GAYS are an abomination to God! God is supreme and homosexuals are deviant's WHOM ARE AGAINST all that is healthy, normal and morally decent!! Why do they not go into their homes, do what they do, shut the hell up and leave everyone else alone!! THE MORE GAYS PUSH AT THOSE THAT DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR EVIL, THE MORE WE WILL STAND AGAINST YOU!!!! GOT IT?! NO MATTER WHO GAYS MANAGE TO HOODWINK, WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH; THEY CANNOT ACCEPT THEMSELVES, SO THEY GO THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION TO BE WHAT IS NOT NORMAL, NATURAL OR DECENT!! HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT RIGHT, NORMAL OR HEALTHY; IS EVIL, DEPRAVED AND DISGUSTING! GAYS NEED TO CHECK INTO A MENTAL HOSPITAL AND THAT IS NOT HATE; THAT IS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER, WHETHER GAYS LIKE IT OR NOT!! GAYS ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN BE NICE AND OFFER SOCIETY GOOD THINGS, BUT YOUR SEXUAL PREFERENCES OUGHT TO BE PRIVATE LIK EVERYONE ELSES IS, AND STOP PUSHING YOUR WAYS IN EVERYONE'S FACE!.....GOT THAT TOO? NO ONE HAS TO ACCEPT WHAT THEY DISAGREE WITH PERIOD...THAT IS THE FREEDOM OF LIVING AND LIFE. THEY ARE NOT WANTED in our personal business and NO ONE certainly want to be in theirs!! GAYS disgust most people. They need a psych's couch and to get out of our faces. They are NOT marriage material as that is a scared custom since the beginning of time...between a man and a woman! PERIOD! Anything else is blasphemy and against what is right, good , holy and decent. They can do as they do and leave the majority of humanity to be as WE choose....WE DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT WE DISAGREE WITH POLITIACLLY, MORRALY, FAITHFULLY AND HUMANLLY-- SO GO ON AND DO AS YOU DO! YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ANY SPECIAL LAWS, OR RIGHTS OVER ANYONE ELSE! PERVERTED DEVIANTS AND DEGENERENTS PUSHING YOUR EVIL ONTO CHILDREN OF ALL THINGS....MY HEAVENS, WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH SUCH TERRIBLE GAYS AND THEIR BEHAVIOR!!!! IT IS WRONG, PERIOD NO MATTER WHAT GAYS DO UNLESS THEY TURN FROM HOMOSEXUALLITY AND REPENT FOR SUCH GRAVE SIN; THEY ARE GOING TO HELL AS FAST AS THE ELEVATOR WILL SEND THEM! GOODBY AND GOOD RIDANCE!! YOU CHANGE....DO NOT EXPECT US ALL TO, FOR THE SMALL PORTION OF YOU, WHOM ARE DERANGED FROM HUMANITY!! GET OVER YOURSELVES AND SEE HOW OUTRAGEOUS IT IS FOR GAYS TO EXPECT THE MANY AND MAJORITY TO CHANGE OR THINK DIFFERENTLY THAN WE HAVE FOR ALL TIME, JUST FOR YOU AND YOUR STRANGE WAYS! IT IS JUST OUTRAGOUSLY FOOLISH! THAT IS SHEAR IGNORANCE AND DISPICABLE! GET MEDICAL HELP OR MENTAL HELP AND STOP BEING IDIOTS PUSHING YOUR CRAP! GOD FOR GIVE YOU AND SHOW YOU THE ERROR OF YOUR WAYS. LIKE HIM; I CAN LIKE THE PERSON A GAY IS BUT AM DISGUSTED AT THEIR BEHAVIORS IN SUCH A WAY! BY THE WAY STARBUCKS COFFEE IS NOT THAT GOOD ACTUALLY....TEH ONLY THING I LIKE THER IS FRAPACHINOS......NO REAL LOSE AS I CAN MAKE THEM AT HOME MYSELF THAT ARE JUST AS GOOD!

    • texan texan

      Fortunately, science, which you do not recognize, has quite a different view of a homosexuality. Most or a majority of Americans now accost that. You are, of course, free to believe whatever but it is killing your party. So please protest. Good for business. Hey My illustrious Oops Gov just came out strongly against gay marriage. Maybe he'll start closing down Starvucks.

      • John Schofield

        First of all, boycott protests from about 70% of the country (US Govt statistics on percentage of citizens who are Christians) is not a good thing for business, as any business school will tell you. Even a 10% reduction in revenues is a big hit to large companies. The Chik-Fil-A protest, led by 2% of the population, is and was insignificant. I have to assume you don't undertand how business works, or you would not have made such an off-handed remark.

        Secondly, there is NO scientific evidence to support your view that one is born homosexual, only "feelings", misconceptions or deliberate lies. Here's a statement from the American Psychological assocation, which mirror what many scientific organizations are now saying:

        "There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles..."

        The former President of NARTH ( National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality), A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., MBA, MPH had this comment on the APA's new position: "Although there is no mention of the research that influenced this new position statement, it is clear that efforts to 'prove' that homosexuality is simply a biological fait accompli have failed." He went on to say: "The activist researchers themselves have reluctantly reached that conclusion. There is no gay gene. There is no simple biological pathway to homosexuality."

        Not only has the ASA publicly commented on the lack of scientific evidence to support homosexual claims that one is born gay, but so have most every other scientific organization. If you are born gay, then the gene should show, as do other genes.

        Lastly, if gay marriage were so popular and hurts the republicans, as you suggest, then why have 32 states voted against it and only a handful voted for it? I suggest that other issues are what have voted in democrats, not gay marriage and these are immigration, welfare and social programs, etc. In California, prop 8 was voted on by 75% of Blacks and 80% of Hispanics (source: LA Times), who I'm sure voted democrat on other issues.

  • FireMall

    If I were into the Bogus stock market fad I would Most certainly take Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's recommendation to sell Starbuck stock and move on.
    I would Strongly recommend Chick-Filet's stock. With God behind Chick Filet's business .
    It's a No Brainer when God is the CEO of any endeavor.

  • redrover

    SORRY FOR THE RANT, BUT ALL THIS NONSENSE THAT IS BEING PUSHED ALL OVER IS JUST SO AGGREVATING AND SO ILLOGICAL AND DOWNRIGHT EVIL PERSONIFIED! ...THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT TO DO THOUGH, SO THE BEST IS TO PEACEFULLY GET REALLY STRONG AND GET OUT THERE AND SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD, FAITH AND WHEN SOMEONE SPEWS EVIL RETURN IT WITH (LIKE NELSEON BELOW SAID)...WITH A TRACT, A PRAYER, A POEM OR SOMETHING IN WRITING ABOUT FAITH AND THE LOVE OF GOD, JESUS AND HOPING THEY FIND THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE AND ACCEPT TRUTH AND FAITH. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME GET IT OUT........THE THING IS, WE HAVE TO LET IT OUT TO WHOMEVER CAN GET THINGS RIGHT AGAIN.(PRAYERS TO GOD YES) THE POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENT AND TO THE NEWS PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO TRASH EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD!

  • SSMcDonald

    The reason the media is successfully selective is that they are rarely called to account for the liberal leftist bigots that they are. Starbucks? Aren't they already closed in your neighborhood?

    • texan texan

      Starbucks, a couple of years ago, closed non performing shops. Then they turned around and opened 2x as many closed. It's called smart business. They are have plans to open 3000 shops in US in next 5 years. They have made a number of different acquisitions to increase their products. They pay fair wages, offer benefits and health care. They are a well respected company by economic analyst and have a huge loyal customer base. Most people could care less that a company supports gay marriage. It's an accepted stance by a majority of Americans. Protests would be good for their business. Free advertising.

      • FireMall

        Typical Liberal mentality, any attention , good or bad, is a good thing.
        Time will alone tell .

    • fliteking

      Actually Starbucks has suffered many setbacks and perilous financial positions over the years . . . bringing on a self-administered boycott is incredibly short-sighted AKA JCPenney.

      Any company that would purposely and publically demonize any group of people for their belief systems is moronic at best and headed for trouble.

  • grassroot

    No dilution of their business, no doubt, their main customers are probably

    liberal,, nothing to brag about,

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Anyone who owns stock should take him up on it, I never did like the coffee to begin with, so go pound dirt you immoral company and hope you go under.

  • http://www.kennethballard.com Kenneth

    Ah the battle of dollars.... So how many corporations is it now that "true" Christians are supposed to be boycotting? I've lost count. I know that JPC is on the list, now Starbucks, along with GEICO, Microsoft, Google... I'm also starting to wonder if some of these corporations are purposefully trying to bait these organizations that scream "boycott" at the remotest sign a particular company is pro-gay rights.

    What you and a lot of Christian sites seem to be overstating as well is that Schultz wasn't speaking to all Christian stockholders, only those who want to actively work against the corporation while they are stockholders. In other words, if you want to boycott the corporation or work to bring it down because of its stance, start by selling whatever Starbucks stock you hold. Seems kind of absurd to hold stock in a company you want to see bite the dust.

    • FireMall

      How did "YOUR" side come out on "THEIR" Boycott of Chick Filet ? Azzlick
      Once agtain for the millionth time. Businesses have No Duty or business getting into the Politically Correct BS while running any business. What is so dammed hard for the Starbuckies to understand about this. Starbucks started the sheet and as far as I care , They can eat it.

      BTW: If these corps like Homo Despots and Starry Eyed Buckos want to promote their personal causes {note: Personal Causes} they dam sure can do what Christian orgs do. Start a movement separate from their Professional lives.
      There are No Friends in business if the business is to thrive,
      I'm sure Obama and Gangies would Gladly subsidize Starbucks Idiotic Gay rights campaign . If Obama isn't already doing it With the Taxpayers cash ,as usual.

      • http://www.kennethballard.com Kenneth

        You make it sound like I actually have a "dog in the fight", so to speak. I didn't join any boycott of Chick-Fil-A, as I don't eat at Chick-Fil-A and have only done so maybe 3 times in my entire life, so there was, in actuality, no side for me to join.

        Corporations can, if they so desire and with the approval of their stockholders, take any particular stance they want on any particular issue and adopt policies in line with such stances. Many of these corporations may have an interest in these particular issues, even if that interest appears superficial on its face.

        Corporate officers can, speaking separately from the organization, take particular stances on issues as well while absorbing the risks that come with such moves. This is what Dan Cathy attempted, and if Chick-Fil-A wasn't also doing what got publicized, he could have continued the claim that it was purely his stance and not that of Chick-Fil-A.

        Businesses have No Duty or business getting into the Politically Correct BS while running any business. What is so dammed hard for the Starbuckies to understand about this.

        And what is your stance, then, on Chick-Fil-A and the fact they were spending money to support organizations promoting "traditional marriage"? Do you apply your statement that "businesses have no duty or business getting into the politically correct BS while running any business" to them equally as you do to Starbucks and the other organizations you've mentioned, or do you exclude Chick-Fil-A from that?

        • FireMall

          My stance on Chick Filet is simple. Just as Chick Filet's openness about their Christian roots is simple. They have never told their customers in any condescending way to like it or lump it and leave that decision completely up to the potential customer,
          Chick Filet would never be intolerant to opposing lifestyle & or beliefs . That's Biblical Period. I.E. Hate the sin, love the sinner.
          Chick Filet gives it's customers the choice "Before" taking the customer's money because CF doesn't hide from it's true nature & Beliefs.
          Now: You can try to tell me Starbucks has been open & upfront with their Customers but I would have strong reservations about how and likely "when" Starbuck presented their Politically Correct biases to their Stockholders. And yes, The Stockholders are as much customers as the walk in spenders.
          Basically Starbucks ignored their call for Tolerance to differing beliefs until they had the customer's cash in hand.
          It would be interesting to know how many Starbuck shareholders would have invested their God Given gift of monetary security in the Corp if they had known the CEO was Pro Gay and seemingly Anti_God.
          I have a gut feeling there are many Gay rights pundants / Hypocrites in Gov who are heavily invested in Chick Filet. Care to wager there are quite a Few of the Pro Gay Hypocrites making some serious dividends on their Chick Filet stocks while outwardly claiming to detest all Chick Filet stands for . ?
          Seems to me that Starbucks had a hidden agenda to promote the gay agenda.
          Chick Filet has never Denied their beliefs before mankind. I Don't think Shultz can say the same for Starbucks. .
          On a side note, Did Starbucks tell their stock holders they were going to give corporate profits to the CEO's "Personal" cause ?
          That act alone ,imo, is Stealing Dividend funds from stockholders.
          Wanna wager that Chick Filet's portfollio tells any Potential Stock buyer that they donate to the Christian orgs before hand , not after the cash has been invested ?

  • MRD

    I haven't drunk there for months and I just sent the CEO an email stating I WILL take my business some other place. Coffee is coffee and it can be found at many other places.

  • texan texan

    Your fearless RINO leader, Priebus. Just said you guys have to be accepting of people who support gay marriage and gays. So guess the old Starbucks guy is ok and W older brother says its gotta be up to states. So your party is turning on opposition to illegals and gays. Where will it stop. Doggy marriage. When will y guys start your own party. Remember gay marriage leads to total more decline.

    • FireMall

      Oh yes texan texan: !!

      Like the Libs actually GAS about the gay's personal lifestyle choices more than the Gay votes.

      Now here you are ragging the Rinos / Closet Socialist , down for doing "exactly" what the Libs invented years ago to garner votes.

      Ever hear of the word HYPOCRITE ?? Look in the mirror and it will become apparent as to what the term means.

      Yep, It was a real shocker when Hillary Clinton jumped on the Gay rights wagon to tolerance's hell last week . Being she is doing the lickidy Spit thing with her Muslim "Partner" and all. Sound familiar there Texan Texan ?

      BTW: Does the phrase "Useful Idiot " ring one of the bells hanging between your ears in place of your brain do anything for ya ??

      I guess I should be jealous of you because "obviously " the voices in your head only speak to you and to top it off neither of the voices obviously can spell Moral. Keep screwing up the spelling & grammar in your idiotic rants and you may get a pay cut from your Messiah's propaganda machine.

      Btw 2 : Ever read what happens to dictator's Useful Idiot base "After" said Tyrant is done with the Idiots ??

      Did you know that there are more old drunk Texans than old Gay rights pundants ?
      Food for thought maybe? Never mind , I forgot Libs cannot think that far ahead . Sorry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629591346 Gary Jones

    I'm an atheist but I won't buy another cup of coffee from Starbucks. This frig gin country and it's endless lunatics are coming out of the woodwork. When did freedom of religion end I think the day people voted a closet Muslim into office and the lunatics joined his crusade. Starbucks shouldn't get any business when they infringe on the rights of others.

    • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

      Interesting. How did Starbucks infringe on the rights of others?

  • marlene.langert

    I deeply believe in god. I stopped buying Starbucks very often because money is tight. NOthing to do with the marriage politics. I believe in gay rights and am certainly not an atheist. Mypoliatics are very very conservative,but not when it comes to gay rights.

  • USA Lover

    Mr Schultz your opinion sucks and so does your coffee!

  • Krazeehors

    Dear Starbucks:

    Be HAPPY to!! Your coffee sucks anyway! I pray your company goes broke.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2V7QJYYIJ2IO2KDQKJ6HTZAJMA WILDMAN

    I know that I won't be buyiing any of Starbucks over priced coffee any time soon.

  • lou guerra

    Starbucks also declined to be part of a group sending home style items to our troops in Iraq and Afganistan because they don't believe in war....typical leftist rhetoric and it continues. So why buy their product? There is better out there to buy and support.

  • coffeegirl

    I just wish ALL businesses would stay out of politics so I could purchase their products. Its MY money they are using to forward these agendas I am against. Therefore, there is no other choice but to take my money elsewhere. I wonder if Starbucks would mind giving me some of THEIR money to further MY agendas? Hmmm- I have a feeling not. Whats the difference? I should CHOOSE on my own what politcal cause I want to give my money to---NOT starbucks choosing for me! Keep your coffee! You're not the only ones around.

  • Brenda

    I tried it once several years ago and WAS NOT impressed. The coffee was bitter, cost more than it was worth. I begin to think it is not the coffee people buy, but the aknowledgement of having purchased this overpriced drink as being a status symbol.

    • FireMall

      Odd that you and I were thinking the same thing about what makes people pay so much for something that taste like it's recycled outhouse waste.
      Obviously Star Bucky's coffee is an acquired taste and someone like a Lib has to be the Fad's Leader.

  • http://myconservativeperspective.wordpress.com/ Chuck Fowler

    Let's face it, Starbucks has always been elitist, with its over-priced coffee, its "baristas" instead of counter employees, and one having to learn a foreign language just to order a cup of coffee. Originally, that was supposedly part of its mystique, its specialness, but that has long since become stale.

    So, I have not shopped Starbucks for years, and especially after they came out in favor of the gay agenda and gay marriage, which I as a Christian cannot support. The Starbucks' CEO has a right, I guess, to use his corporate image and funds to sponsor whatever causes he wishes, just as I have a right not to shop at his stores for the same.

    I hope all Christians boycott Starbucks and leave them with only the 2% of gays in the total population to buy their coffee, which isn't any better than Caribou Coffee or Dunkin Donuts anyway -- and you don't have to learn a foreign language to order it, either.

    • FireMall

      It will be interesting to see how That Gay Tolerance gig works for Star Buckos down the road.
      I really get tired of the people who constantly Holler Tolerance being the Intolerant Hypocrite "Minority" . That's right < Minority.
      Soon thse Politically Correct corps will begin to Notice that the Silent Majority might have differing Op's about Idiots in these corps with much more money than brains while the Silent ones quietly take their cash to a Business that only is in business to serve with Tolerance. I.E. Make money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.hand.129 Larry Hand

    The Starbucks CEO made a stupid comment, sure. But if you want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth, then find a gay guy, buy him a Starbucks cup of coffee, and tell him that God loves him. Throwing rocks or not buying a particular brand of coffee is not the way of the Light.

    • Chuck

      I have no idea what you just said.

  • greyhound44

    Wow INSANE Howie:
    I have been in a Starbucks once - in Spring 2002 in LaJolla, CA while staying at LaValencia.
    The Lady dragged me in and paid for my small coffee.
    Never again!
    You, AH, do work for the shareholders!
    Hope they hang your sorry butt!
    Hey I had Sumatra this AM here at home at 6700 ft in the mountains of colonial Mexico.
    ret expat MD

  • toddyo1935

    Schultz is so proud of the 38% dividend Starbucks paid last year, he feels confident in telling 80% of his customer potential to go somewhere else. (Same goes for every chain that makes Christmas (er, ah, holiday) shopping like wandering through a red and green morgue)

    It reminds me of an addition I made to the Beatitudes: "Blessed are those who have arrived, for they shall soon be leaving!"

    McDonalds is doing a great job competing with Starbucks and cheaper too.

  • Walt

    Why can't these people learn that when you are in business to make money that you keep your political opinions to yourself. The purpose of business is to make money, not make political statements which are always detrimental to profits.

  • babsan

    I will gladly leave as soon as my card is zeroed out,only 10 bucks left.

    • FireMall

      Have fun maxing the $10.SB card out on a Half cup of what I consider Stagnant Stump water. LOL

  • Brenda Cibelli

    I'll take truck stop coffee , any day over , instead of , over priced designer coffee , what a shmuck Schultz is he must suffer from erectile dysfunction!!!

  • Ann

    Why would every Christian be against Gay marriage? I don't know more than one or two who are... most actively support it? Secondly- what he said was very clearly put, nothing to do with religion at all- so the article is incredibly misleading.

    • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

      Most aren't. But this is a blog of fundies who want to stone gays to death in the town square.
      In the real world, the same-sex marriage bill that Starbucks supported passed in Washington - just like it did in every other state where it was on the ballot last November.

      • John Schofield

        How do you know what most Christians think? Have you interviewed all of them? You mean all 2 other states? 32 have passed laws against it.

    • John Schofield

      Because of the Bible, both the new and old testaments speak against homosexuallity as an abomination. We can't support evil and that which goes against the Lord's Word. I'll take God's side everytime!

    • 32eagle

      Pope Francis makes it known-homosexuality is an abomination and he will not dance around this issue-it is not acceptable to God Almighty-and it is not acceptable because it is a very profane sin that can be forgiven but it is un-natural and demented-christians that accept this behavior as normal are not worthy to be called born again christians because they are still part of this evil world

  • madashell

    I guess my days of going to Starbucks are just about over. Since I still have a Starbucks card with about $15 on it I will use it up and then cut it up. See you later Starbucks! I hope your business goes down into the gutter.

  • Chuck

    Starbucks is also a major supporter of Obama. Of course, that is no surprise, since Obama is an admitted bisexual, heavy drinking, drug abuser who says he can do whatever he wants, because the Republicans don't have enough "guts" to try stopping him. To date, he is correct. Begin now to change all that by "diluting" Starbucks' sales and avoiding other homosexual enterprizes.

  • John Schofield

    I belong to a 10,000 member church who is part of a 3+ million member organization. We are passing this story around and other organizations are. Mr. Shultz may have a right to state his opinions publicly, as we have a right to boycott his products, but he's certainly not too bright. Can he afford to lose a few more million customers in lieu of Starbucks rather dismal performance? I think not. On another note, my friend from Ecuador, who's father was a Consul General and uncle the Speaker of House of Ecuador, and who's family owns a coffee plantation, has told me that people in South America laugh at Americans because Starbucks buy inferior coffee beans and sells their product for obscene prices.

  • FlyerVic

    I won't boycott Starbucks because I don't go there now. Their "real" coffee I awful; it tastes burnt. And, I do not drink "fru fru" coffee. Regardless, Starbucks has a west coast lean that makes me sick.

  • Wrightclick

    That tears it. I'm not drinking Starbucks coffee again. Oh wait... I already don't drink Starbucks coffee. Can't stand that burned taste.

    Ha! I was about to post this and looked down as saw the last post by FlyerVic that says the same thing. I guess great minds run in the same channels. (or fools think alike?) ;)

  • Bruce Stroh

    Quit Starbucks? Works for me, so Folgers, here I come! Just another fine way for me to save money, anyway, as well as dispense with rude personnel, long waits and screwed up orders... Thank you, Howie, for your timely suggestion to support some other company! Enjoy your husband's company tonight (since you've obviously got no balls, thus making you the wife), and may your prosperity be short-lived!

  • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

    I was thinking to myself, today might be a good day to pick up some stock if a bunch of people are dropping it. I went and looked and it's still too expensive for me. No real changes in the stock prices over the last few days. No one is selling after all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.thomas.568294 Jeff Thomas

    jew owned ..go figure

  • $15774159

    Ohh, so true,Dr.White. Starbucks, is overrated, and has very bitter taste. Dunkin Donuts, has the best coffee, and a decent price, and the workers are first class.

  • suziqueMN

    Were I a stock holder, I would have no difficulty making such a move. I am probably one of the few Washingtonians who does not even like Starbucks, their beans taste burned.

  • saddlebroke74

    Shultz can take Starbucks and his gay agenda and shove it. I never like their coffee and definitely did not like the atmosphere in any of their stores which I very rarely patronized.

  • Alfred Neuman

    Regardless of one's political beliefs (or religion) Schultz is 1 of those fashionably liberal rich people
    who love nothing better than ramming their Leftist social agenda down the throats of the rest of us.
    Agree that the only thing that will get Starbucks' attention is significant drop in business and stock price. I for one am totally down with that and won't drink a drop of their coffee going forward!

  • http://www.monster-island.net/ kushibo

    You are incorrect that the mainstream media doesn't cover this. In fact, I first read about this at HuffingtonPost, which is quite liberal.

    At any rate, I don't think it's correct to say that Starbucks is opposing "Christians" so much as it is simply supporting same-sex marriage. The fact is, 60% of evangelical Christians under the age of 30 support same-sex marriage.

    • Chuck

      Did you personally take the poll that found that little bit of information? The majority of the Christian world believes in the teachings in the Bible which are unquestionably against homosexuality. So, if MR Starbucks favors homosexual marriage he is against the Christian teachings. However, the words can be parsed and twisted around so that it is OK to marry people of the same sex. Same arguments that were used to say it is alright to kill an unborn child. The words gay marriage and abortion are nowhere to be found in the Constutution, or the Bible.

    • John Schofield

      Do you have proof, a link to a reputable poll or such, to support your statistic? I'll be waiting for your answer.

    • netandyawho

      Hey kushibo! Is that you? If it is you, I remember you as one of the disinformation pros working to cover up the tracks of the NWO. But, maybe I am mistaken.

    • Kyle

      That's laughable. No they do not!

  • Joe Severa

    Howard Schultz you dummy with that mktg plan being described here, I sincerely hope the Starbucks Board rewards you with a pink slip, which you deserve for your biased stupidity. BTW, your product's prices are much too high for us Christians, the dope pushers who hang out in your bistros seem to prefer your brew, maybe they'll pick up the slack.

  • Judy

    Never drink it very often to start with but when they refused to support our military I quit buying it period.

  • [email protected]

    Star Screwbucks. I already don't drink their overpriced moonbat yuppie larvae juice anyway.

  • djw663

    Starbucks can kiss my body part that sounds like a planet and I will support Java Detour or or any other coffee outlet besides them

  • Anthony A

    this is the same piece of S H I T co. that sold bottle water to emg workers & police during 911, i will never even walk pass a liberal minded co. like this over priced dopy outfit.....think before u shop on who's getting your money u could be supporting terrorist like this!!!!!!!!

  • MIKE6080

    MC Donalds coffee is better and cheaper , let Seattle ( little San Fagcisco ) drink it .

  • Randy Renu

    I stopped drinking Starbucks a long time ago, and then was immediately outcast by the city of Seattle. Now I have another reason never to buy their coffee. Their coffee is "burned," expensive, but of course there is no accounting for taste...mine. Buy AM/PM for 55 cents or guess what? Jack In The Box....best coffee around and a well kept secret.

  • Anthony A

    this is the kind of company you give your money to.......http://www.snopes.com/rumors/starbucks.asp...
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,35198,00.html they are SCUM!

  • stinkerbean

    I think you guys give this guy too much credit. As long as we buy his product we empower him to let out his fanatical views. I think we should do as he wants and sell his stock and also stop buying his product because 1. It is not that good 2. It is soooo overpriced. I would like to know where Dunkin Donuts is? This is their opportunity to increase their stocks and they are letting it go to waste. I do not agree with Howard and he is a fool. I say as a citizen of the United States I have the right to say No and I do. BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT.

  • shortyshappy

    Share this post with ALL your friends! Get the word out if the LSM won't!

  • cindyhj

    Okay! We will! :)

  • 128517

    we are launching a anti Starbucks campaign informing people of Tokyo of Starbucks racist statements and policies, and will flood the city with info about their homosexual and anti Christian policies. Anyway their coffee is way too expensive and so bitter. Why can't they make a tasty cup of coffee for their money changer prices

  • 128517

    Shultz will be living with his god Lucifer in hell begging the Christians for mercy ,

  • Progressive Republican

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

    Um, no. He was actually telling BIGOTS to take their business elsewhere. Christians aren't bigots. "Christians" on the other hand...

  • Ole SC

    That works for me! Folgers is much better coffee anyway! Adios Arbuckles!!

  • lfhpueblo

    Tweeted and Shared on FB. Actually only got stuff at Starbucks only once in my life and that was because a gift card was given to me because I purchased some particular brand at Staples one time. I don't even remember what brand item I purchased at Staples that ended up giving me that gift card. I didn't even know I would get a gift card. So, anyways they've never made any money off of me.

  • http://twitter.com/Ivanna1967 Sandi Sanders

    SO, IT'S NOT IN THE KOOL-AID, BUT THE COFFEE. I'VE NEVER BEEN A SKUNKBUCKS ZOMBIE ANYWAY!! PERSONALLY, I'D LOVE TO SEE THEM GO UNDER & MORE CHRISTIAN COMPANIES RISE UP & SUCCEED!! THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE LIBERALS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS WHO AREN'T ON BOARD WITH THEIR AGENDA. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST YET, DAY IN & DAY OUT, I HEAR ONLY ABOUT THE GAY AGENDA! FRANKLY, I'M SICK TO DEATH OF IT! TO ME, THIS IS JUST A DISTRACTION TO KEEP EVERYONE DISCUSSING THIS ISSUE AND NOT FOCUSSING ON WHY DHS IS STOCK-PILING AMMO & ARMOURED VEHICLES. THIS IS SHOCKING!!! THE GAY PEOPLE NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS!!!

  • lfhpueblo

    Everyone needs to buy a Thermos and make their own at home and take it with them like our parents did and I actually did for my husband when he worked where there were no stores around and they couldn't leave to go anywhere for the whole shift they were on.

  • quipster

    Live out in the country on a farm never had a starbucks so I don't care, but i don't support gay rights either. I like making my own coffee anyway.

  • ALHL

    Starbucks would be NOTHING without the large financial support by Christians. My daughter buys from them but I never could pay the high coffee prices so this Christian doesn't buy from the hypocrites... What is needed is another Coffee franchise to compete against those anti-theist/atheists.

  • justbarak

    I'm a firm believer in traditional marriage. Even if Schultz was
    insinuating that he wasn't interested in changing his position on what
    his company supports regardless of customer feedback, isn't that
    essentially the same thing as what the Chick-fil-et CEO Dan Cathy said
    but from the other opposite end side of the spectrum? I think we're
    talking out of both sides of our mouths if on one hand we commends Dan
    Cathy for sticking to his guns but give Howard Schultz the proverbial
    finger when Schultz sticks to his?

    And if we all took the time to
    examine the business practices of the majority of companies in America I
    think we would all have to become Amish. Homosexuality is not the
    be-all-end-all sin my friends. There is no such thing. Sin is sin.
    How many companies use sex as a marketing tool? How many companies
    promote materialism? How many companies employ unethical labor of poor
    people overseas; or get caught cheating/lying/stealing; or treat their
    employees like crap. Are we going to boycott them all? And why? Do we
    expect unbelievers to behave like believers? The Apostle Paul didn't
    seem to think so. I can't really see him boycotting roman businesses b/c they were pagan. Good lord people, what happened to dining with tax
    collectors and prostitutes? The kingdom of God will never be advanced
    unless we learn to love people like Jesus. I don't love in
    this article, nor in the comments as I scroll through them. It makes
    me sad.

  • cmjay

    BOYCOTT. Schultz and his ARROGANCE will come down once the REVENUES decline. I never buy their coffee anyway for it is beyond my reach .

  • ONLYJB1

    I really believe this is a sales ploy by the starbuck owner, by riding the coattails of a current event in the new media. He hopes to earn profit just as Chick-fil-A did just recently. Problem here is the sandwich shop owner was approached by the media and it went viral, where as the coffee shop owner is reaching out to the media with his beliefs. I hope it blows completely up in his face and people will just show the guy how they really feel in the next 3.5 quarters of this year. Don't be surprised if their stock tanks in the next few months.

    • Don'tShoot,I'mOnYourSide!

      This happened months before the Chick-Fil-A story. They were discussing the boycott that happened before the election. Did you read the article?

  • Frank629

    My answer to howard shultz (no caps on name on purpose) is BOYCOTT. They believe they can get away with this stuff because we have no resolve. Again i say BOYCOTT....BOYCOTT.. Wake up people!!!!!!!.

  • daves

    He didn't tell Christians to support some other company, he told one shareholder. There are millions of Christians who know that Jesus did not condemn homosexuals.

    • Elton Robb

      He did. Jesus and Yahweh are one and the same.

  • Enrique4

    Those gays can drink a lot of fancy coffee

  • giant33

    I have no problem not going to over priced starsucks.

  • Harvey817

    The only thing more revolting to for me to is a picture of our domestic terrorist in DC. These richard breath queers kissing in public make me want to puke and take a shower to make the slimy feeling go away. I know what GOD says about homosexual people and I know what he has in store for them. I will knowingly patronize any business that support this and other sinful ways. Everybody had the right to do or not do what they want according to our Constitution. This does not give them the right to cram their views and action down my throat or make me like and accept what they do is good and right. The only thing good about these queers is that they can not breed!

  • akoby

    OK Howard, I will take my business elsewhere.

  • clm

    I made a point not to go to Starbucks years ago when I found out that at least 97% of their political donations went to Democrats. This latest incident is all the more reason not to go there. Hit 'em where it hurts!

  • Mischa

    I hope that he gets his wish and everyone sells their stocks like he prefers. I know that Starbucks will no longer be a stopping point for my thirst relief. He can't be a very savvy CEO to alienate so many of his former patrons.

  • Brabado

    I am very sorry, Starbucks CEO, Howie Schults drank some stale-blend of his own coffe, and had a tamtrum and/or an epiphany that made him embrace the Gay Cause with, such a passion...

    Howie you must demonstrate your feelings, in a more rational and moderate way, otherwise, you can hurt your own cause...

    Remember that "once upon a time", GM was on top of the World, it was much bigger that your coffee hut, and look at it now!

    Unfounded exuberance is very bad medicine.... Learn to be more humble... i.e. Bill Gates!

    Booyah for the Gay Nation. They deserve to be recognized but, not in Howie's way!!!

    MAY GOD PROTECT THOSE THAT THINK, THEY OWN THE WORLD!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shayalexander Sista Shay

    You people are ridiculous. Where did this man say he wanted ALL Christians to sell their stock if they supported traditional marriage? Nowhere. By your own reporting, Schultz told him if you're not happy with your earnings then you are free to sell and invest elsewhere. Those that are overly fascinated with homosexuality are generally fighting in themselves. Don't try to make me miss my morning Mocha just because you are struggling with gay feelings. Go get delivered. As for me, I will have a Mocha every chance I get. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shayalexander Sista Shay

    Idiots

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Thanks for the daily newsletter and this article. Promoted and linked:

    http://granitegrok.com/blog/2013/03/starbucks-ceo-supports-gay-marriage-tells-investor-to-take-his-money-elsewhere

    I had some fun with their logo, too: http://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/GayBucks-coffee-logo.jpg

    Godfather credited and your logo included, of course.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1463002116 Frances Wood Mayfield

    We love Starbucks coffee but we will boycott it now. We do speak with our pocket book and I will make sure others know too.

  • Cincinnatus

    Private Schultz must be thinking of marketing his swill in another Tom Hanks Hollywood vehicle "The DaVinci Beans - Godless in Seattle", produced by Howard Schultz Satanista Barrista?

    I don't know if it is good business practice for a CEO with his HQ on a major earthquake fault line, at the foot of a major volcano, in a potential Tsunami flood zone to tell Christianity, and God to go to hell. We won't go there as Christians, God is still the one and only God, and Schultz' brew is already in hell by the taste of it - the Army always claimed "our coffee tastes like turpentine..." but Starbucks got it beat in emulating the taste.

  • Robert Wayne

    I never bought their stinking coffee anyway. Hope they go out of business.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004627024169 Levi J. Chapman

    Well I have to say the hell with Starbucks if you can't support the traditional marriage then why should any true christian support you.The coffee that you serve is crappy along with anything else that is sold by you and your stores.This country don't need your yuppy coffees.The only thing you have to look forward to is not a dam thing.

  • Propaganda_Is_MindControl

    Way to take a stand. Boycott a product you never bought anyway. Don't forget that both Microsoft and Apple ALSO supported this bill. Can you boycott a product you actually use?

  • AmazedHuman

    Interesting. I guess it's a good thing that Horton's, Big B's,, Duncan's, etc. coffee is as good - and even better, less expensive, huh? Starbucks may jolly well find out that it's not a good idea for business to go so far astray from the majority of the country. Not and stay successful, anyway.

  • daves

    He told one man that he could always sell his stock if he didn't like the company's beliefs. That is hardly all Christians. Many Christians support equality and know that Jesus never preached against homosexuality.

    • Douglas_Thompson

      However, he did preach against Sexual immorality (in the Sermon on the Mount, and other places), and Homosexuality is just one example of that sin. So are Adultery, Bestiality, to name just two other examples. However, Jesus point in coming here was NOT to point out everyone's sins, that was done by the Old Testament, it was to point out that everyone could be saved IF they turned away from their sin and follow him. That is what the "Good News" is all about.

  • Austin Harrison
  • Douglas_Thompson

    The reason that the media isn't reporting this as opposed to the Chick-Fil-A story is simple. They agree and want to promote the Homosexual lifestyle.

  • Barry MaCaukiner
  • Donald York

    No sooner said than done. R.I.P. Starbucks.

  • hiskid1964

    the privet coffee shops thank you