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NOM Announces International Protest of Starbucks

 

Dump Starbucks

Dear Marriage Supporter,

We are urging consumers across the globe to "Dump Starbucks" because the massive international corporation has taken a corporate-wide position that marriage between one man and one woman should be eliminated and that same-sex marriage should become the norm.

As such, Starbucks has declared it will use its influence and resources in a culture war against at least half its US customers, and against the vast majority of its international consumers who do not share Starbucks' position.

On January 24, 2012, the Starbucks corporation issued a memorandum to all "US Partners" declaring that same-sex marriage "is aligned with Starbucks business practices" and "is core to who we are and what we value as a company."

In addition to declaring its corporate-wide position in support of gay marriage, 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 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.

NOM does not take this step lightly.

Unlike our opponents, we would never take action against a corporation because of the statements of one of its executives. However, Starbucks has declared gay marriage to be a corporate value and has intentionally inserted itself into the debate. Furthermore, NOM officials attended a meeting of the Board of Directors of Starbuck to bring this issue to their attention, and they did nothing.

This is why we must urge all consumers to "dump Starbucks," as well as Seattle's Best Coffee and Evolution Fresh juices, which are owned by Starbucks.

Dump Starbucks

A portion of every cup of coffee purchased at a Starbucks anywhere in the world goes to fund this corporate assault on marriage. Voters in thirty US states have voted to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. No state vote has ever supported gay marriage.

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. We urge consumers across the globe to join the "Dump Starbucks" campaign.

By going to www.dumpstarbucks.com, you can sign our petition, and take action to contact Starbucks directly. You can also see places near you where you can buy coffee rather than patronize Starbucks. Let your local Starbucks manager and the corporate leadership know that you've joined the Dump Starbucks campaign, and tell them where you'll be going instead to buy coffee.

Please sign the Dump Starbucks petition to register your protest of Starbucks waging a culture war against its customers who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

The National Organization for Marriage Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

15 Comments

  1. L. Marie
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    DKCMO, really? Let us know what you Really think. Watch out there, your brand of tolerance is showing.

  2. L. Marie
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    "I have yet to see anyone best Chairm in an argument. The pro-SSM argument never can hold water."

    True. Chairm knows his stuff better than anyone I've had the pleasure of debating with.

  3. Ben Hennesy
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Knowing NOM's track record with boycotts this will hardly make a dent in Starbuck's business.

  4. Little man
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    So,... Jillian: Let's say your rights are NOT being denied. What then? Don't presume you have a right, before proving it. Otherwise, anyone can simply argue as you, that their invented right is being denied them. Supreme Court precedence says you never had the right you claim you are supposedly being denied. No: Marriage is not just friendship. Why would the government want to subsidize or give special privileges to ALL friendships? Where's all the money coming from, and who cares?

  5. Ash
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Yay Starbucks ! 🙂

  6. Skooter McGoo
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Marriage licenses are issued by the state, not the church. No religion is necessary for a marriage to be legal, valid or recognized.

  7. Ash
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Great point, Little man. They start the discussion by *assuming* that redefining marriage is a "right." With that idea, anyone can claim that what they want is automatically a "right," and thus to oppose them is to deny them their "rights" and treat them as a "second-class citizen."

  8. sourpatch
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    As a supporter of what can only be known as TRUE marriage (am I right guyys?), I'm just curious as to where and WHY we only want to support true marriage.

    What is it about a man and woman being married that's so different from anyone else? How is this different from blacks marrying whites?

  9. Hahahah
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    hahahah you guys have absolutely no lives... how incredibly pathetic... nomblog? hahahaha, mind your own business and stop being such failures in life and try to amount to something positive like helping somebody or achieving excellence in your field. this is pathetic..

  10. Ryan
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the info, NOM bigots! I'll be stopping at Starbucks for coffee EVERYDAY from now on.

  11. Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I just signed.

    Ignacio, from Spain.

  12. Rico
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    one of the United Nations resolutions is that every child is entitled to their father and mother. Sjo called same-sex marriage negates this.

  13. Rico
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    marriage has always been about one man and one woman and any children that come from it. This is from every culture from the beginning of time. I am not against homosexuals as people. I am against the redefinition of marriage.

  14. Lisa Watkins
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Really? Shame on Starbucks! Never get another $ from me.

  15. Little man
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Dream on, Jillian:

    How does one know which Rights are Rights and should not be voted on? Ask you? So, now you've found a way to nullify voter initiatives and referendums. You mist be a genius of a lawyer.

    You say: 'Here's the thing about rights. They're not supposed to be voted on. That's why we call them rights. ... I don't "argue" human rights. I stand up for them.'

    So, if i stand up for my right to steal your stereo set, i can steal your stereo set?

    So, then, how come legislatures keep voting on bills that define civil marriage. They should just stand up for them... And how come siblings don't have a right to marry, though mental retards do?

    But keep commenting. I really get a laugh, seeing how your side tries to be 'reasonable' and present 'arguments'. 🙂 Have you considered becoming a 'stand up' comedian?

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