Mindless Idiots Protest Starbucks’ Treatment of Customers as Grown-ups

Strike a victory against the inane, “But it’s not fair” whining of a public trained to expect two sides (and only two sides) to every issue. Starbucks, which is printing quotes on its cups to get people thinking, isn’t going for it.

Seattle Times:

A national Christian women’s organization is accusing the Seattle-based coffee maker of promoting a homosexual agenda because of a quote by author Armistead Maupin…

Maupin’s quote — one of several dozen in “The Way I See It” promotion — says his only regret about being gay is that he repressed it for so long…

Concerned Women for America, which promotes itself as the antithesis of the National Organization for Women and boasts 8,700 supporters in Washington, says most of those quoted on the coffee cups are liberal.

The group believes corporations have a responsibility to reflect the diversity of their customers by taking a balanced approach — or staying out of divisive social issues altogether.

It’s not all the morons’ fault of course. The MSM decided a long time ago to stop presenting complex issues in all their complicated nuance and instead boil everything down to an argument between two equally simple and one-sided opponents. Now everyone expects that for any Anti-Defamation League member quoted, there will be some idiot who claims the Holocaust never happened given equal time and respect.

“Corporations have deeper pockets and therefore more influence than individuals do,” said Maureen Richardson, state director of Concerned Women for America of Washington.

“I think it’s wiser for them to stay out of these issues so that they don’t offend conservatives and people of faith.”

Richardson…cites possible support by Starbucks for pro-life clinics and the Boy Scouts of America as ways the company might offset its support of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and gay pride.

Yes, by all means, let’s “offset” support for our stance that the world is round by giving equal time to those who feel pretty darn sure it’s flat.

“The Way I See It” campaign does not set out to take a political stand but rather to encourage discourse, Starbucks spokeswoman Audrey Lincoff said…

Lincoff said the company does not characterize the personalities quoted on its coffee cups as liberal or conservative, but rather as a diverse group of artists, musicians, educators, activists and athletes…

The coffee company won’t be pulling the Maupin quote — or any other — from the campaign, but in fact will expand it to feature quotes from regular customers.


One thought on “Mindless Idiots Protest Starbucks’ Treatment of Customers as Grown-ups”

  1. I cannot understand why people would protest starbucks. People would like to be treated as adults but the telvision stations treat people like simple minded idiots like gods and no people socialism dos not work and it’s not sim-city. I would like star bucks to expand to other places around the globe and do more for there workers. the only thing I like about starbucks is that they give other people the idea thay have.

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