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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

proud to say i haven’t ever drank starbucks, never set foot in their stores.


81 posted on 03/21/2013 10:15:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Fzob

http://www.ihatestarbucks.com/other_choices.php


82 posted on 03/21/2013 10:25:06 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Fzob

I don’t have any stock to sell but I do have a few dollars Starbucks will never get.


83 posted on 03/21/2013 10:29:35 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: RC one
Starbucks also supports the second amendment despite much pressure to do otherwise. Just sayin'.

Well shoot!

That there just makes for them supporting the abomination of homosexuality, now, doesn't it!
84 posted on 03/21/2013 10:50:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Fzob

I can buy better roasted coffee beans elsewhere to brew my own coffee. I much prefer local cafe’s when I want to something that is already brewed. The management of Starbucks is so full of themselves they over expanded in the 90’s and early 2000’s, when all they really had to sell was premium coffee at exorbitant prices. There were always lots of potential competitors who could sell similar coffee and undermine Starbuck’s market share. Hell even McDonald’s has added premium coffee to its menu all over the world, and they don’t have to justify their entire cost structure on selling brewed coffee.


85 posted on 03/22/2013 1:42:59 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; NFHale

I don’t know caffeine dependency cuts across ideological lines and they are the largest chain.

I’m not a coffee guy, I don’t think I’ve ever been in one.

“Its the (very new) cultural norm “

Seems like only yesterday most democrats were loudly INSISTING that they opposed it and that we were lying for saying they didn’t. Boy has the tide turned. Someone took their finger out of the dyke I guess. ;p


86 posted on 03/22/2013 2:16:25 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Fzob
Unfazed, Schultz replied that the company’s decision to support marriage equality was not the bottom line, but about respecting diversity, reported KPLU.

Marriage is already equal. What they are supporting is marriage revision.

Next time an anarchist throws a trashcan through one of their windows, I'll just remember that they support diversity (tm) and they should be happy about it.

87 posted on 03/22/2013 2:56:33 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: PeevedPatriot
I stopped doing business there years ago when they were supporting Planned Parenthood.

Which is why I did not support my company's sponsoring of the Race for The Cure, despite an attempt at shaming me into it.

88 posted on 03/22/2013 2:59:48 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Fzob

The only time I ever drank Starbucks coffee was at a conference. I got one cup, took a couple of sips and poured the rest into the bathroom sink. I drank water the rest of the week.


89 posted on 03/22/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Impy

It’s a line in the sand.

It’s the winnowing fork of Matthew 3:12.

This issue is separating those who obey God from those who are deeply of the world.


90 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: garbanzo

This CEO has forgotten he is just a coffee salesman. He thinks money makes him smart. He think big money puts him on a “higher level”.

He still just sells coffee in a coffee shop.


91 posted on 03/22/2013 7:38:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy

“...Someone took their finger out of the dyke I guess. ;p...”

Ahh...err...umm, Yeah...what Impy said.... Haha!!!


92 posted on 03/22/2013 8:48:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Fzob

I never understood this. If someone is selling stock, isn’t someone else buying it?


93 posted on 03/22/2013 9:12:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: driftdiver
Yet one more good reason not to spend money there.

Add Seattle's Best to you list as well (Starbucks owned.)

94 posted on 03/22/2013 9:14:13 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: driftdiver

I will never set foot there again.


95 posted on 03/22/2013 9:14:34 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NFHale; Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; MrB

” ..Someone took their finger out of the dyke I guess. ;p...”

Ahh...err...umm, Yeah...what Impy said.... Haha!!!”

: )

All kidding aside, the moral fiber of this country IS going to hell.

Thank you....

MSM

Hollywood

university professors

good men who do nothing


96 posted on 03/22/2013 11:25:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; MrB

“...the moral fiber of this country IS going to hell...”

It’s been by design and wholly intentional. Using the media, the school system, etc., we’re living US socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas’s statement about the country never accepting socialism, but adopting it wholesale by calling it “liberalism”.

When you make a people forget where they came from and who they are, you take them anywhere and make them into anything.

That’s what’s been done to the country at large.


97 posted on 03/22/2013 12:35:34 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

” When you make a people forget where they came from and who they are, you take them anywhere and make them into anything.”

yep


98 posted on 03/22/2013 1:04:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: fwdude
I never understood this. If someone is selling stock, isn’t someone else buying it?

If more stocks are selling rather than buying, the stock price will decline.

99 posted on 03/23/2013 5:00:03 AM 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

You missed my point. Stock sales = stock buys. When you sell a stock, you’re selling it to someone who is buying it.


100 posted on 03/23/2013 5:20:02 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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