And so coffee has entered the gay rights debate.
Wait. There's a debate?
Apparently. And it seems that some people think the world will implode (and God will get irate) if gays and lesbians have the right to marry and it upsets them. It upsets them so much in fact, that they are going to go after anyone who supports gay marriage. For the record, we have gay marriage here in Canada and nothing terrible has happened. Nevertheless, some of these folk who fear gay marriage signals the apocalypse have put together a Website to raise money to fight Starbucks.
You see, Starbucks has come out (so to speak) as a company, and publicly stated that they support the rights of gays and lesbians to marry, saying that it 'is core to who we are and what we value as a company.' And so, they put up a Website and are asking you to get your hate on for Starbucks. Oh, and send money. I did mention the money part, right?
As you might expect, some people don't feel that hate-filled religious people should get down on Starbucks. Besides, there are other reasons to be upset at Starbucks -- blame the coffee company for having come up with devilishly clever ways of making you spend lots of money on fancy coffee drinks. Blame them for making you say "Venti" when you want a large. But for sticking their corporate necks out and saying that gays, lesbians, et al should have the same opportunity as heterosexual folk for married bliss (or not), they'll pay the tab for that lovely cafe mocha (with whipped cream please) and give their thanks online. You can vist their Website here.
Interestingly enough, the people who just want to thank Starbucks for their support of homosexual marriage aren't asking for money. Interesting.
So, will you be dumping Starbucks or will you be drinking even more?
Personally, I think I'm going to slip out and get myself a Tall vanilla latte. Hmm . . .