It's gay marriages galore at Starbucks apparently...
If you’re a Starbucks customer, taking a single sip from one of their hugely popular drinks is akin to dragging two homosexualist men into a church, up the aisle and forcing them to marry.
That’s the message that’s being pumped out hard by a new campaigning group, ‘Dump Starbucks’ – they’re angry that the global coffee houses are in favour of same-sex marriages. In fact they’re so angry that they’ve got a website and done a Twitter and a petition and everything.
"We are urging customers across the globe to 'Dump Starbucks' because it has taken a corporate-wide position that the definition of marriage between one man and one woman should be eliminated and that same-sex marriage should become equally 'normal'. As such, Starbucks has deeply offended at least half its US customers, and the vast majority of its international customers.
On January 12th, 2012, Starbucks issued a memorandum declaring that same-sex marriage 'is core to who we are and what we value as a company.'
Starbucks also used its resources to participate in a legal case seeking to overturn a federal law declaring marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
In many areas of the world where Starbucks does business, the concept of 'gay marriage' is unheard of and deeply offensive to cultural, moral and religious values. In taking these actions, Starbucks has declared a culture war on all people of faith (and millions of others) who believe that the institution of marriage as one man and one woman is worth preserving.
A portion of every cup of coffee purchased at a Starbucks anywhere in the world goes to fund this corporate assault on marriage.
We urge consumers across the globe to join the 'Dump Starbucks' campaign."
There you have it folks. Spend your pennies at Starbucks and you’re tacitly admitting that it’s kind of okay for guys to marry guys and chicks to marry chicks. Snub them, and (in their opinion) you’re standing up for all that is right and true and good.
None of us here at Bitterwallet are actually gay (not that there’s anything wrong with it) and so we’re fairly unmoved by the whole thing. Is there a coffee house that gives out free topless hand shandies perchance?