One of the latest coffee cups being sold at Starbucks has a pro-homosexuality message.
As of Tuesday, Starbucks coffee will no longer be served as wake-up juice at Greenville's Bob Jones University.
BJU spokesman Jonathan Pait said the school's constituency began to object to Starbucks' stance on gays several months ago. More objections came lately, he said.
"They were supportive of homosexual events and causes," he said. "That would be a problem for our constituency." The issue surfaced from quotes on a coffee cup Starbucks sells from a man who supports a gay lifestyle.
The university has a longstanding stance against homosexuality....
I'VE BEEN JUST ABOUT A DAILY VISITOR AND IMBIBER OF "TAZO CHAI" TEA WITH CREAM AT MY LOCAL STARBUCKS.
I WAS ALREADY AWARE THAT THEY, LIKE MANY OTHER MAJOR CORPORATE BUSINESSES, ARE LEANING HEAVILY PRO-SODOMITE & GOMORRAHITE.
BOB JONES UNIVERSITY HAS EVERY RIGHT TO DISCONTINUE THEIR RECEIPT OF STARBUCKS COFFEE, PRODUCTS, ETC. AT THE UNIVERSITY.
AND I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO CONTINUE TO DRINK MY "TAZO CHAI" TEA WITH CREAM AT MY LOCAL STARBUCKS.
WHEN I'M GREETED AT ANY/ALL LOCAL STARBUCKS BY SODOMITES & GOMORRAHITES WITH HUGS & KISSES -- THAT'S WHEN I'LL DISCONTINUE VISITING ANY/ALL LOCAL STARBUCKS THAT GREET ITS PATRONS WITH SODOMITES' & GOMORRAHITES' HUGS & KISSES (AND HELL/HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT ELSE)! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
"Pressing for reform of Starbucks and the messages on their cups would be better than boycotting Starbucks."
BJU isn't boycotting Starbucks. They've just decideded not to sell their products on campus and they reached that decision after contacting Starbucks several times with no response. Starbucks clearly was not interested in working with BJU even after BJU gave them time and opportunity to negotitate on this matter and so I find no fault with BJU in this instance.
Pressing for reform of Starbucks and the messages on their cups would be better than boycotting Starbucks.
One option would be to publish and distribute sleeves with alternative messages to go over the Starbucks cups.
"I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator... - 1Co 5:9-11
Some association with the fornicators of this world is unavoidable. Examining every message of every contractor and every supplier would be an impossibility.
Maintaining discipline in the visible church is another matter and is a worthy goal.