Monday, February 13, 2012

The St. Valentine's Day Starbucks Boycott

This is sure going to confuse them!  Some time back, Starbucks decided to not adopt a policy banning customers who were legally armed from coming onto the premises.  The antigunners went ballistic.  Huge numbers of progun sorts are planning to go to Starbucks on St. Valentine's Day to show support, and the antigunners are boycotting Starbucks on St. Valentine's Day:
Why Starbucks? Recent actions have revealed Starbucks’ tacit support of the NRA’s pro-gun agenda — which we hold responsible for the current epidemic of U.S. gun violence.
Okay, that alone is enough to send me to Starbucks to get a hot chocolate tomorrow morning on my way to work.  But someone else seems to be organizing a boycott of Starbucks tomorrow, too:
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- What if Starbucks lost 80% of its customers? Christians across the USA are boycotting Starbucks for promoting homosexual 'marriage' in Washington State. There is an 80% Christian majority in the USA and 1-2% homosexuals.

"Christians are upset with Starbucks for turning against God, but we are glad to know that Starbucks doesn't pretend to be for Christians," said Pastor Steven Andrew, who is president of USA Christian Ministries. He calls every Christian and church to boycott Starbucks. Leviticus 22:18 says, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination."

"This boycott is important because God blesses those who obey Him and judges those who don't obey Him (2 Chronicles 19:2)," he adds.
So, which message is Starbucks going to get tomorrow?  That their progun policies make their customers mad?  Or that their pro-gay marriage policies make their customers mad?  I really can't tell which message they will get.  Short of sending them an email, they won't know where I stand if I buy hot chocolate tomorrow.  Is it a message of being pro-gun, or pro-gay marriage?  This is just too complicated.  Maybe I'll just skip the hot chocolate instead, so that my message doesn't get scrambled.

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