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Starbucks CEO: We support marriage equality, and if you donít like it, sell your stock
LGBTQNATION ^ | 03/21/2013

Posted on 03/21/2013 7:17:53 PM PDT by Fzob

Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to support marriage equality, and told investors that if they weren’t on board, they could sell their stock and go elsewhere.

Howard Schultz Last year, the Seattle-based company announced its support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state, prompting opponents of the measure — notably the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage — to launch a boycott of Starbucks.

At the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, shareholder Tom Strobhar described Starbucks’ first-quarter performance as disappointing, and suggested that was due in part to the boycott.

“In the first fill quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earrings — shall we say politely — were a bit disappointing,” Strobhar said.

Unfazed, Schultz replied that the company’s decision to support marriage equality was not the bottom line, but about respecting diversity, reported KPLU.


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KEYWORDS: faggotcoffee; homosexualagenda; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; randpaulshero; ssm; starbucks; thataintalatte
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I knew there was a reason I never drink Starbucks coffee
1 posted on 03/21/2013 7:17:53 PM PDT by Fzob
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To: Fzob

Yet one more good reason not to spend money there.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Fzob

I would take them up on their suggestion except I have no stock. I would boycott them but there are none around here.

Even if they were in this area they are too high for me.

I guess the only thing I can do is to suggest to anyone I know who might have stock, to sell it and not go anywhere near their business.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 7:22:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: driftdiver

I am no stock holder, but I will not spend money there.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 7:22:28 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Fzob

I stopped going there. Let’s put them out of business.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 7:22:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Fzob

So, when do they come out in support of plural marriage, consanguineous marriage, or inter species marriage in the name of “equality?”


6 posted on 03/21/2013 7:23:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Fzob

Their coffee tastes like sour ass. How appropriate.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:19 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: yarddog

couldnt put it better. I stopped drinking their over priced...burnt coffee years ago...figure ive saved well over a couple thouand dollars...i roast my own...


8 posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:51 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Fzob

My two reasons for not drinking Starbucks have been that it tastes like a burnt tire and is overpriced. Now I have 3 reasons not to drink it!

I hope Starbucks’ preference for misfits works out like J.C. Penneys’ did last fall; but even more so!


9 posted on 03/21/2013 7:25:28 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Fzob

Their coffee tastes like crap. Now I have more reasons to never go there.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 7:26:08 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

“Their coffee tastes like sour ass...”

Now how do you know what sour ass tastes like? No wait, never mind....


11 posted on 03/21/2013 7:27:30 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Fzob

makes good asphault remover.

Tried Starbucks one time, never made it out of the parking lot before I tossed it.

couple weeks later, saw the patching crew working in that area.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 7:27:37 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Fzob

Just go to starbucks and order 5 coffees. Politely learn of their buttfudge procreation and leave.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 7:28:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Fzob

Hot battery acid in a cup.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 7:28:42 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Fzob

He’d better start selling his stock.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 7:29:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: driftdiver

I never buy from them either. They lost 1,000 stores in a short time, I do believe.

So, who cares what they want? I will continue to ignore them just as you do.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 7:30:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Fzob
But do they favor honesty? It's not marriage equality but redefining marriage.
17 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:05 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Fzob

You know, they have good pastries, good espresso and cappuccino

Why do they have to do this?

I watched the special on Johnny Carson recently. It was way too intrusive on his personal life, but the point is, they all said, at the end, he never NEVER revealed his political leanings.

They said, and I know, he made fun of people equally and they said no one ever even knew who he voted for.

They said, why would he want to and why would anyone want to alienate half their audience?

I guess Starbucks and all the Hollywooders think everyone will eventually give in.

Hmm.

Liberalism has given us destruction of marriage and family, Debt of the kind that goes in a science fiction novel, hideous education, gender confusion, rampant pornography and at least 55 million innocent people murdered through abortion, among other things.

Like the threats against the Constitution.

And BO.

No.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: surroundedbyblue

Speaking from experience are we ?


19 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Fzob

No Starbucks around here. We did have one near the office in NYC, but I only tried it a couple of times. Expensive, and not very good.

They do carry Starbucks coffee in our local markets, but we can buy much better coffee for less money.

So, now I have yet another reason not to touch their stuff, but I can’t stop buying what I haven’t touched for years.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Fzob; All
Starbucks has LONG supported the homosexual agenda -- going back to the early 90s...

At one point they included pro-homosexual slogans on their coffee cups.

And what do you expect from a company in perhaps THE most pagan city in this country?

(By that I mean Washington state has LONG had the highest dechurched rates of ANY state; and Seattle is probably the top dechurched city in Washington state)

I've been boycotting Starbucks for a long time

21 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:56 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: driftdiver

Did they support this 10 years ago? Were they against it that year?


22 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:58 PM PDT by healy61
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To: driftdiver

I stopped doing business there years ago when they were supporting Planned Parenthood.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: eyedigress
They'll have to find creative ways to expand their customer base.

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24 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Da Coyote

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/it?s=SBUX+Insider+Transactions

He recently sold 1,000,000 shares. Maybe he knows something.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:33 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob

Well I support Dunkin Donuts and their coffee is pretty darn good to me so Starbutts can go stuff it. I’ll go burn my own coffee beans if I get the hankering..


26 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:40 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Fzob; All
Starbucks also supports the second amendment despite much pressure to do otherwise. Just sayin'.

Why are gun owners such big fans of Starbucks? The coffee giant is pretty tolerant about gun owners, and its open-carry policy allows customers with firearms to enter its stores like any other customer. As long as you’re abiding by local laws, your right to bear arms and your right to a skinny cinnamon dolce latte (no whip, no foam) are guaranteed.

“It causes fear and intimidation among the public,” Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which participated in the boycott, told NBC Washington. “We don’t think Starbucks customers or the public in general should have to deal with people who are obviously not uniformed police officers carrying loaded, open-carry guns in public.”

27 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:41 PM PDT by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: SkyDancer
Hot battery acid in a cup.

(With multiples time the caffeine you'd buy with store-bought coffee...to mainline its addicts)

28 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:14 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Fzob
HEY... Howard Schultz!
Ask Gay C. Penny how their bottom line is doing!

Get the picture?

29 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:26 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Fzob

Not surprising, I never drank Starbucks, its not that good tasting and its a ripoff.
Its for those yuppie fools who want the status of the name.
Ironically McDonalds coffee has had the best tasting coffee or those type of outlets for a fraction of the price,


30 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:39 PM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Fzob

it would do the shareholders a whole lot more good if Star*ucks would improve the quality of their coffee (add some flavor, maybe?)

and avoid spending corporate resources on unrelated (and very controversial, for that matter) social issues

perhaps instead of some shareholders selling out, they might make out a lot lot better if they sued for “waste of corporate resources,” etc.


31 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Fzob

What exactly is this Starbucks that they speak of? Ain’t none of them where we live. Guess I’m glad there ain’t cause I wouldn’t want to not have to go there.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 7:35:08 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: PeevedPatriot
I stopped doing business there years ago when they were supporting Planned Parenthood.

The Seattle Seahawks NFL football team has also supported Planned Parenthood.

'Tis paganite Seattle...

33 posted on 03/21/2013 7:35:25 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Fzob

I rarely have visited a Starbucks. And, the few times I have it’s typically been when someone else was buying or I had received a Starbucks giftcard. From now on I will not patronize their immoral company.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 7:35:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Fzob

We don’t go there anymore either!


35 posted on 03/21/2013 7:36:56 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: sickoflibs

We FReeps just exercising our own ‘coffee equality’ rights ay? Businesses that pee off half their customers aren’t too bright but plenty arrogant.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Fzob
And that I did when they took a public stance a few months ago. I never was a customer (I don't. don't drink coffee), but I did not mind investing given the large number of coffee addicts.

Corporations should just shut up and focus on their products. Promoting a sodomite lifestyle is not a winning proposition.

37 posted on 03/21/2013 7:38:20 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Colofornian

I buy a Sumatra dark roast for $10AUD - run it through my drip coffee maker - absolute best ever taste!!!!


38 posted on 03/21/2013 7:38:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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They screw horses, don’t they?


39 posted on 03/21/2013 7:38:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Colofornian

I try to avoid doing business with any company that supports PP. No worry about me ever supporting the Seahawks ;)


40 posted on 03/21/2013 7:39:21 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

There’s only one way to know it taste like sour ads and that is to be one of those LGBT fools.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 7:39:40 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (collapse death heartburn heartache dingdongs diaherea)
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To: Fzob; a fool in paradise

Fagbucks!


42 posted on 03/21/2013 7:41:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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I knew there was a reason I never drink Starbucks coffee

Around here, they and Dunkin Donuts are about the same price for a straight (as it were) cup of coffee. Egg-sausage-cheese sandwiches about the same price, too. They've been in heavy competition—except that DD coffee locally is so weak as to be undrinkable. Starbucks regular coffee can be very good, depending on the store, since staff competence varies.

But yuck, who cares. Pride is a mental disease, Howard, and I don't want to think about diseases of any kind near my coffee. These days, I grind my own, thanks.

43 posted on 03/21/2013 7:42:14 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: sickoflibs

Am on the road a lot.

McD’s coffee is very good, when it’s good. If it’s been sitting on the burner for a couple of hours, even in the morning, it’s not good. It’s bad like the coffee one gets in a fighter squadron at 3 in the afternoon, which is coffee time in Germany. Burnt.


44 posted on 03/21/2013 7:43:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Fzob

I never frequented Starbucks because of their prices. Recently I purchased a $7.00 frother and make my own lattes for half the price. Dark French Roast, real cream, a bit of sugar or Sweet & Low and I’m set.


45 posted on 03/21/2013 7:43:38 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Fzob; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Your Starbucks baristas ready to serve you more ways than one!


46 posted on 03/21/2013 7:43:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Fzob

I used to buy Starbucks regularly. Have not spent a dime there for months now. They can stick their support for perversion.


47 posted on 03/21/2013 7:44:50 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: F15Eagle

Support their competitors


48 posted on 03/21/2013 7:44:51 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Fzob
A lot of retards hang out at Starbucks to begin with but they are NOT HOMOS and will totally have no problem not hanging out there if the brand is faggotized.

Sell,sell,sell.

49 posted on 03/21/2013 7:45:19 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Fzob

Can someone explain why this guy feels as if he has a greater fiduciary responsibility to “diversity” than to his shareholders?


50 posted on 03/21/2013 7:45:55 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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