So, Where Have I Been?

Note: I really debated and prayed about whether I should post this. Please understand that my only purpose in posting this is for those who like me may not have been aware of this..

I just caught part of a news story on FOX news. They were wondering why Christians weren't raising a bigger fuss about "the whole Starbucks thing". "You wonder why they aren't out there boycotting Starbucks?"

Boycotting Starbucks? Why? I really wish I had seen the whole thing! So I went to my trusty computer and began to search. Here is what I found.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--After nearly a decade of lying low, Starbucks has reentered the homosexual rights movement in a few ways that have put at least one conservative watchdog group on alert.

The world’s most famous coffee shop chain has begun a program called “The Way I See It,” which is a collection of thoughts, opinions and expressions provided by notable figures that now appear on Starbucks coffee cups, according to the chain’s more...

Anti-God Starbucks cup has customer steaming.
Woman says: 'I don't think there needs to be religious dialogue on it. I just want coffee! to read more...

Starbucks "The Way I See it" Coffee cups can be seen here and if you have the time you can read all the quotes - they have them all listed there

I always wonder what my response should be when I hear something like this. If I choose another coffee will they notice? What would God want my response to be? I guess we each must decide before God, in the meantime I'll probably go's probably cheaper anyway...


  1. Wow, what next? I don't ever drink Starbucks, but I do buy their other stuff, mugs, etc... We serve it in the office where I work to our patients. We live in a fallen world and sin is everywhere. It will find it's place into the "hands" of people in any way shape or form. At first I think people (Christians) will be outraged and over time they will just grow complacent to it. It's so very sad.

  2. I don't think boycotting will do any good. Will refusing to buy their coffee have the desired affect of salvation? We try to force the world to comply with our Christian standards when we are "to be in the world but not of the world". We are here to be salt and light but aren't supposed to take on their flavor. Even Jesus ate with tax collectors and sinners, he just wasn't friends with them. It is a fallen world, and our light should shine even brighter here, we shouldn't be bringing in extra spotlights for the show, if that makes any sense. How will those people be reconciled to God, if we all avoid them? Sometimes our feet will get a little dirty from the dust of this world, but we've been made clean already, our feet are washable! It's the inside of our cup we need to be the most worried about keeping clean, I think!

    Okay, I'm stepping down off my soapbox now! That plumb-done wore me out! :)

  3. In the past, when it comes to the whole idea of boycotting something we have felt like there really is no place that we can go to spend our money that doesn't support something that is "anti-God". All stores sell and support SOMETHING that isn't "right". And then if you go to the movies, what about all the movies that are SOOOOO bad! Or a video store. Or a 7-11 that sells porn...and so on. I just don't think you can get away from it. The world will only get worse, because that's what the Bible says is going to happen. I really doubt if boycotting anything is going to make much of a change. That is just our approach, but we do not look down on someone who would boycott and would respect those who do. We just don't choose to.

  4. I am so bothered by this! I had not idea until I read your blog.
    I followed a link on their blog and wrote the company an email.

    So sad, thanks for letting us know.


  5. Sue I did the same realizing that boycotting does very little these days I chose to use the "power of the pen."

  6. I like the idea of the letter writing. Hopefully they realize soon that this may not have been the best advertising idea . . .

  7. I didn't know about this till I read it in your blog. I agree with the others. I think it's time to write a letter. I just read that that is really the best way to get your point across.


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