boycott starbucks over gay marriage support

Tah - posted on 02/04/2012 ( 17 moms have responded )

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A Christian pastor is asking customers to boycott Starbucks due to the company's support of a bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state, King 5 News reports.



"Christians are upset with Starbucks for turning against God...Starbucks can follow Satan if they want to," Steven Andrew, and evangelical pastor and president of the USA Christian Ministries in California, said in a statement. "However, pastors are to help Christians. Are you on the Lord's side? Will you help the USA be blessed by God?"



The call for the boycott was released Tuesday, a day prior to the bill's passage in Washington's State Senate Wednesday night, according to Reuters.



USA Ministries is also asking for Christians to stop serving the brand at their church facilities and events.



The Seattle-based coffee chain joined more than 100 other firms in backing the same-sex marriage bill.



Other companies taking a similar position include Nike, Google and Microsoft, Half Moon Bay Patch notes.



If the bill passes in the state house of representatives next week, Washington will become the seventh U.S. state to recognize same-sex unions.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/03...|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D132721





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Melissa - posted on 02/14/2012

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I absolutely LOVE when Christians speak against homosexuality, because all it does is enforce the fact that they know NOTHING of their own religion. If these "believers" actually looked into the history of their faith they'd realize that they're not preaching the "word of God" what-so-ever. Homosexuality being a sin wasn't even entered into the Bibly until well into the days of the Roman Empire when promiscuity and homosexuality were so popular that the Pope actually became fearful that the royal lineage would cease due to lack of off-spring (a certain ruler seemed to prefer parters with the same bits & peices lol). Before that, the Pope actually sent male companions WITH the soldiers to fight IN THE NAME of God! The Bible in and of itself has been changed and edited so many times it's nothing like the original. But nevertheless, even if we WERE to say that homosexuality IS a sin and that the Bible does speak the true word of God, the Bible teaches us to love thy neighbor, it teaches us that God is the only one who can judge a person, it teaches us to do no harm to others. If you're allowing yourself to HATE another person because of who they LOVE, then you are not loving your neighbor, you are JUDGING, and you ARE doing harm to others. People need to stop using God as a weapon and get their heads out of their rears. Live your life the way you feel is right, and let others do the same. And religion aside, isn't there enough hatred and negativity in this world?? If someone can find another person to love them unconditionally, treat them with love, compassion and respect, and make them HAPPY, then who the heck cares what gender/color/religion/etc they are??

Dede - posted on 03/03/2012

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Melissa Odelius - "I absolutely LOVE when Christians speak against homosexuality, because all it does is enforce the fact that they know NOTHING of their own religion. If these "believers" actually looked into the history of their faith they'd realize that they're not preaching the "word of God" what-so-ever. Homosexuality being a sin wasn't even entered into the Bibly until well into the days of the Roman Empire when promiscuity and homosexuality were so popular that the Pope actually became fearful that the royal lineage would cease due to lack of off-spring.."



What are you talking about? This enforces the fact that you know nothing about what the Bible says. From the very FIRST book in the bible, Genesis - Sodom was destroyed by God because the land was full of sinners who were sinning against the lord exceedingly - including all kinds of sexual immorality. Please check your facts before misleading others!



Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God.

Teresa - posted on 03/04/2012

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I boycott Starbucks for their prices. I don't give a flip what they think about marriage, gay or not.

Kelly - posted on 02/28/2012

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I personally boycott any company that takes on any anti-family social political agenda. Remain neutral or lose my business. Our Pastor has never called for a boycott but some e-news I get does promote them. I boycotted Dairy Queen when they had to go with sexualized TV commericals. I don't need my boys seeing that crap on TV. So I called them and said why I was boycotting them and didn't shop there until the ads were removed. Which actually happened quickly. If you stay silent on issues then you can't look back and complain. Your silence allowed for "it" whatever that might be to go on and be accepted. I boycotted Ford when they felt compelled to use the gear shift as a phallic symbol in magazines. I'm mean really? come on Ford! we took our ENTIRE business fleet over to GM that year. 70 Vehicles we switched over. You can't tell me that didn't hurt especially when joined with hundreds of thousands of others. They have since cleaned up their act.

Jenni - posted on 02/23/2012

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I just don't understand some churches unusual fascination with the gays...



If they want to boycott, that's their choice. But shouldn't they be spending more energy towards helping those in need, making the world a better place. Instead of being so concerned about other people's sexual orientation. The church doesn't own marriage. They're not asking to get married in your church. Leave them alone already.



Sorry, but it's so morally self-serving. I don't see them boycotting places where female employees cut their hair, or serve shellfish, or clothing stores that sell clothes made of two fabrics. Although, I'm sure they were the first to collect their stoning rocks back in biblical days.

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Eva - posted on 01/21/2014

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Hm, there aren't any Starbucks shops near me, but next time I'm near one, I will definitely stop in for a coffee, thanks!

Jurnee - posted on 03/06/2012

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I dont normally buy Starbucks, too expensive, but I just might start. Im all for equal everything, seems to me many christians need to start with, Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Melissa - posted on 03/03/2012

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Dede the bible has been rewritten, sections have been added and removed several times throughout history. As I said, if you were to go back in history you'd see that the Pope himself even used to supply his soldiers with male companions to keep up moral. It was not a "sin" back then. It was only after the fact, when homosexuality and promiscuity had become so common that the "sin" was entered into the bible out of fear that the royal lineage would cease. But if we really want to abide by everything the bible says as it is today and pretend that it's real, then I suppose any woman who marries and is not a virgin shall be murdered, and none of us should ever cut our hair again, amongst many other ridiculous "rules". The bible was written by the hands of man, not the hands of God or Jesus himself. Far too many people use the notion of God as a weapon of fear to control people and remove their rights. I do believe there is a God; I believe he created the universe, I believe he put life on this planet and allowed it to flourish into what it is today. I DON'T believe he (or she, or it) intended for his or her or it's creations to be so hateful, spiteful, cruel, petty, irrational, violent, ignorant, presumptive or immoral. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

Amy - posted on 03/01/2012

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Marriage is a law. Even if you are a christian...the church just does the ceremony - you need the license from the state. Seperate church and state. Marriage should be open to mature couples - no matter what sexual orientation. I boycott starbucks because i hate starbucks. what overpriced nonsense. but.....christians....aren't they supposed to love their neighbor as themselves and not judge? doi. gets me every time. christians are to love everyone. even their own so-called enemies.



I'd have to drive an hour to find a starbucks, but....i sure think equality is past due on the gay marriage front. come on. what's the big deal? two adults in love and committed to each other. oh the horrors. eye roll.

Christine - posted on 02/28/2012

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i will help starbucks. i love my sister and her girlfriend. if they wish to get married in the future then they should be able to.

Roberta - posted on 02/26/2012

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'Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection; and "the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another"-'



I really thought that Christians were about spreading love...

The ONLY thing Christians disagree with about Gay Marriage is the sex...

Why do these people spend all their time thinking about someone's sex life??? And why don't they spend more time trying to convince people not to have children before marriage??



I think it's great that Starbucks has made a choice to respect a person's choice. But in the end- be they legally married or not, it's their own choice as to whom they love.

Barb - posted on 02/24/2012

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Well, they should have known with Starbucks selling Satan's delicious, delicious brew. mmmmm



I haven't bought Starbucks in a while, i think i'll go treat myself next grocery store trip. (small town, that is where our only Starbucks is)

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 02/07/2012

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RIGHT the F on for Starbucks!! I am for Same sex couples getting married.



I will hold my peace about the pastors -_-



"However, pastors are to help Christians. Are you on the Lord's side? Will you help the USA be blessed by God?"

^^BARFF!! -_-

Julia - posted on 02/07/2012

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what me live without Starbucks!!! HA that'll be the day! I will never vote republican as republicans want to take away human rights. They want to take away my right to choose and they want to deny 2 people in love the right to get married. Ridiculous. I will never boycott Starbucks, but I will boycott those that want to boycott Starbucks!

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So, that means that a lot of laws in this screwed up state might become a tad more equal for all sides. I just bought my daughter a kids coco, so I think that answers that question.

Jane - posted on 02/04/2012

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This is for state-recognized marriage,not church marriage, and would grant same-sex partners rights to things such as insurance coverage, pension eligibility, and becoming their loved one's next of kin. It has nothing at all to do with the Christian church or church marriage.



No, I am NOT boycotting Starbucks!

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