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Baptist Press: Group Urges Starbucks Boycott Due to Gay 'Marriage' Support

 

The Baptist Press:

One of the nation's leading traditional groups is calling for a boycott of Starbucks because of the company's support of a gay "marriage" bill and its legal opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act.

The "Dump Starbucks" protest by the National Organization for Marriage was announced Wednesday (March 21), the same day the organization launched a DumpStarbucks.com website where supporters could sign a petition to Starbucks, tell their friends via social media about the boycott, and even enter their zip code to learn of alternatives to Starbucks.

...NOM was a leading group in reversing gay "marriage" laws in California and Maine.

... The boycott is also aimed at Seattle's Best Coffee and Evolution Fresh Juices, which are owned by Starbucks.

9 Comments

  1. ResistSSA
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Whoops, I guess NOM is not the only organization that rejects Starbutt's decision to become a homosexual political activist organization!

  2. Mike
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Great... like the Disney boycott went over so well. I was embarrassed by the SBC action then and it is part of the reason I'm no longer Southern Baptist. This makes Christians look so ridiculous.

  3. Mike
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    And for what it is worth... that is rather deceptive of you. Baptists didn't call for a boycott... they simply reported on your article.

  4. Jim R
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Ya gotta be really really stupid as a business to take public sides in contentious political issues. You run the risk of losing about 50% of your customers.

    Of course if you are an ideologue or activist, and own the business, maybe it doesn't matter. If you are not the owner but hired to make a profit for the business, you're just STUPID.

  5. Travis
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Jim: If you honestly think Starbucks will lose half its business over its support for equality, I have a slightly used bridge to sell you.

  6. AD
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Saying no to discrimination is not a "political issue". It is simply doing the right thing.

  7. Mr. Incredible
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Where is the discrimination in the law that defines "marriage" as the union of two PERSONS -- that is, a man and a woman, given that EVERYBODY is either a man/male, or a woman/female, even those who claim to be homo?

  8. Rafael
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    For those who want to thank Starbucks for doing the right thing, you can sign a thank you card here: http://sumofus.org/campaigns/thank-starbucks/

  9. Ash
    Posted March 30, 2012 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    So glad NOM are getting national coverage over this ! :)