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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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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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