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Christian Pastor Calls For Starbucks Boycott Over Gay Marriage Support

post #1 of 24
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Interestingly, my first thought after reading this story was 'I wonder how long it will be before this pastor gets caught with a boytoy on the side'? With these evangelical types it's only ever a matter of time isn't it? The ones who protest the loudest are always the ones with the packed closets.

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"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?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1253086.html
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I'm a PK and have an inordinate amount of Christian pastor friends and family members. I saw this on Facebook this morning, and they were organizing a We Support Gay Marriage trip to Starbucks today.
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post #3 of 24
Well I had starbucks yesterday, I guess I should go find one again today.
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post #4 of 24
Again, it's like that silly GS cookie boycott - I doubt many people will take it seriously, either because they actually support gay marriage or at the very least because they need their daily caffeine buzz.

Is it any wonder that more and more Americans are identifying themselves as agnostic or atheist when a lot of the "Christians" in this country are using the Bible to promote hate and intolerance?
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There are also a lot who aren't. We just don't get the press. It's less interesting.
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Again, it's like that silly GS cookie boycott - I doubt many people will take it seriously, either because they actually support gay marriage or at the very least because they need their daily caffeine buzz.

All I can ever think of when this stuff happens is a crazy old man going "Sonny, did I ever tells ya 'bout the time ah was abducted by aliens? Whuh? No? Well - whuh? You dun care? Never mind thayn..."

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I can't take any Christian seriously who uses Leviticus to condemn homosexuality. They're either knowingly phony hypocrites or they're completely ignorant of their supposed area of expertise.

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I am a strong Bible believing Christian that thinks that we are all sinners, these people needs to listen the new Casting Crowns song Jesus Friends of sinners, I am getting tired of these companies in attack and there are people needing jobs and careers and need money to feed their families, this is hogwash and distraction from the truth that Jesus taught.
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Hey, I'm not a sinner. In fact, I'm so perfect and pure of heart and soul, that angels follow my every step, singing in ecstasy.

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It seems like the best advertising for a business nowadays, is to have a religious leader or right wing nut pick on your company, and it'll bring in people in droves.



Very true. All these stories give me an urge to go to Starbucks to have a coffee while I eat my Girlscout cookies after I have a shopping spree at JcPenney: http://news.yahoo.com/traditional-fa...220453716.html.
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Back on topic....
It seems like the best advertising for a business nowadays, is to have a religious leader or right wing nut pick on your company, and it'll bring in people in droves.

Yes I agree since I am realm of them when I got to church , its gets annoying at times when they say they will boycott 1,000's of products, then they wonder why they can't feed their families, bath their families, clean their homes and ETC if they come and say and complain they don't have stuff to do so, then I would say that your picking to boycott things that supports gay marriage, supports abortion and woman rights too choose and support anything that you feel is godless. I am glad my husband and I are using our head and not boycotting these products like these *******s.
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Very true. All these stories give me an urge to go to Starbucks to have a coffee while I eat my Girlscout cookies after I have a shopping spree at JcPenney: http://news.yahoo.com/traditional-fa...220453716.html.

Now what is wrong with JC Penny's hiring a lesbian? People needs to get out of other people buisness and clean up their own skeleton's in the closet , the preaching they listen to each sunday is for them not to slam everyone in the head with it.
post #13 of 24
Now I wish I had Starbucks more than like twice a year so I can NOT support this.
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Ah..the American Taliban strikes again.
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post #15 of 24
What's the point of a company taking a position on gay marriage? It still only represents the opinions of a few corporate heads.
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What's the point of a company taking a position on gay marriage? It still only represents the opinions of a few corporate heads.

Because members of the GLBT community work for these companies and will be affected by issues such as gay marriage, and these companies have to be sensitive in their hiring and employment policies. If, for example, they grant bereavement leave for straight employees who lose their spouses but not for gay employees who lose their partners, they could find the company a defendant in an anti-discrimination lawsuit. That's just one example.
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Because members of the GLBT community work for these companies and will be affected by issues such as gay marriage, and these companies have to be sensitive in their hiring and employment policies. If, for example, they grant bereavement leave for straight employees who lose their spouses but not for gay employees who lose their partners, they could find the company a defendant in an anti-discrimination lawsuit. That's just one example.

I don't understand why some people are wanting to deny people to provide for their families , their personal choices should remain in their private life, this country came from reminding people's buisness to wanting to be nosy about your buisness, I can't even get a house loan now with the banks wanting to pry into our medical records.
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Originally Posted by whisper View Post

Hey, I'm not a sinner. In fact, I'm so perfect and pure of heart and soul, that angels follow my every step, singing in ecstasy.

Back on topic....
It seems like the best advertising for a business nowadays, is to have a religious leader or right wing nut pick on your company, and it'll bring in people in droves.



Yep!

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Originally Posted by fadeaway1289 View Post

Very true. All these stories give me an urge to go to Starbucks to have a coffee while I eat my Girlscout cookies after I have a shopping spree at JcPenney: http://news.yahoo.com/traditional-fa...220453716.html.

I might do that! I already bought Girl Scout cookies recently, will need more. I think I'll get them from a coworker, stop by JcP after work to get more work pants, then head to Starbucks.

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Yes I agree since I am realm of them when I got to church , its gets annoying at times when they say they will boycott 1,000's of products, then they wonder why they can't feed their families, bath their families, clean their homes and ETC if they come and say and complain they don't have stuff to do so, then I would say that your picking to boycott things that supports gay marriage, supports abortion and woman rights too choose and support anything that you feel is godless. I am glad my husband and I are using our head and not boycotting these products like these *******s.

Exactly!

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Now what is wrong with JC Penny's hiring a lesbian? People needs to get out of other people buisness and clean up their own skeleton's in the closet , the preaching they listen to each sunday is for them not to slam everyone in the head with it.

Because people can't relate to lesbians. They're robots without jobs and don't need to wear clothes, how can a person relate to that? Considering how sweet and awesome Ellen is, I don't get the boycott.

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Because members of the GLBT community work for these companies and will be affected by issues such as gay marriage, and these companies have to be sensitive in their hiring and employment policies. If, for example, they grant bereavement leave for straight employees who lose their spouses but not for gay employees who lose their partners, they could find the company a defendant in an anti-discrimination lawsuit. That's just one example.

I know a lot of gay people who work for Starbucks.

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I am a strong Bible believing Christian that thinks that we are all sinners, these people needs to listen the new Casting Crowns song Jesus Friends of sinners, I am getting tired of these companies in attack and there are people needing jobs and careers and need money to feed their families, this is hogwash and distraction from the truth that Jesus taught.

post #20 of 24
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I get so annoyed when one outspoken pastor assumes that he speaks for all Christians, as this bozo obviously does. I have many Christian friends who think nothing like this moron... and it must really bother you that he speaks as though he is voicing your thoughts as well. I was glad to read some of the comments to this article from people who are saying that they are Christian and also support gay marriage. If I were a religious type, which I am not, I would at least like to think that my god is accepting of everyone he created.
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I get so annoyed when one outspoken pastor assumes that he speaks for all Christians, as this bozo obviously does. I have many Christian friends who think nothing like this moron... and it must really bother you that he speaks as though he is voicing your thoughts as well. I was glad to read some of the comments to this article from people who are saying that they are Christian and also support gay marriage. If I were a religious type, which I am not, I would at least like to think that my god is accepting of everyone he created.

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post #22 of 24
Best advertisement for Starbucks ever.

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Best advertisement for Starbucks ever.


I have the strangest urge for a soy mocha latte.
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I get so annoyed when one outspoken pastor assumes that he speaks for all Christians, as this bozo obviously does. I have many Christian friends who think nothing like this moron... and it must really bother you that he speaks as though he is voicing your thoughts as well. I was glad to read some of the comments to this article from people who are saying that they are Christian and also support gay marriage. If I were a religious type, which I am not, I would at least like to think that my god is accepting of everyone he created.

This. I'm happy that more and more Christians seem to not be so anti-lgbtq. Many of those Christians being the younger generations and the future of the church. I was so happy when I found a church where the pastor HERself (also loved that the pastoral team was mostly female) told me that they loved and accepted *all* people and had not only multiple gay couples, but also a transgendered woman (mtf). This pastor also had beliefs about evolution being part of God's creation. Man, now I'm so sad I moved and am not at that church anymore


In the vein of the original post I wanted to say that Chick-fil-a has had the opposite "problem". They have been being boycotted for a while by the LGBTQ community because they seemed supportive of a group ran by an anti-gay supporter:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/31/...rights-rumble/
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