Starbucks bends over for the AmTaliban
Rev. (and best-selling author) Rick Warren. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Starbucks got a lot of heat for creating cups with a quote by Armistead Maupin (below), so now it is soothing the sensibilities of the bible-beater set by finding Jeebus and putting on some spiritually-centered content. (USAToday):
Coffee drinkers could get a spiritual jolt with their java in the spring when Starbucks begins putting a God-filled quote from the Rev. Rick Warren, author of the mega-selling The Purpose-Driven Life, on its cups.
It will be the first mention of God in the company’s provocative quote campaign, The Way I See It. In 2005, Starbucks is printing 63 quotes from writers, scientists, musicians, athletes, politicians and cultural critics on cups for company-run and licensed locations to carry on the coffeehouse tradition of conversation and debate.
…Warren says the idea of a grande pitch for God as creator came to him after seeing a Starbucks quote on evolution from paleontologist Louise Leakey. Because Starbucks solicited customer contributions for 2006, Warren sent his in. On Tuesday, Starbucks spokeswoman Sanja Gould confirmed that it would be used.
Baylor University pulled this Starbucks cup after objections to it; perhaps you catch homosexuality if you drink from them. Hey…we need to add this tool to our recruiting arsenal in our Homosexual AgendaTM.
One of the wingnut leaders that is marshalling a campaign against Starbucks is our homo-fixated friend Bob Knight, the penis-possessing leader of Concerned Women for America, and director of the organization’s Culture & Family Institute.
“There are active homosexual groups in most major corporations now and they do a shake down, where they say, ‘If you don’t promote our events, you’re exhibiting bigotry and hatred, and we’re going to let everybody know that and you’ll feel bad about yourself and maybe it will hurt your sales.’ I don’t think it has ever hurt a company’s sales. I think they just cave in all too easily.”
…“It’s not enough not to go to Starbucks anymore,” he said. “You really need to visit your neighborhood Starbucks and ask to see the manager and just say, ‘You know, I’ve gone here a lot and I would love to go here but I have to tell you your company’s promotion of something that is against my values prevents me from having coffee here anymore, and I’ve found alternatives … You make a great product, but you deserve to know why people aren’t buying your product anymore.’