Starbucks CEO: If You Support Traditional Marriage, We Don’t Want Your Business

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(Examiner) – At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriageover gay marriage: we don’t want your business. After saying Starbucks wants to “embrace diversity of all kinds,” he told a shareholder who supports traditional marriage that he should sell his shares and invest in some other company.

According to a report by Forbes, Schultz seemed a bit intolerant of any Starbucks shareholders who opposed gay marriage for moral or religious reasons. During the meeting, shareholder Tom Strobhar (who founded the Corporate Morality Action Center) pointed out that after the company voiced its support for a referendum backing gay marriage in Washington state, a boycott by traditional marriage supporters caused a drop in sales revenue. Schultz told him “You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company” if he did not agree with the company’s pro-gay marriage stand.  

Despite strong opposition from the religious and political right, support for gay marriage in America has risen in recent years. The rise of support for gay marriage has also seen a rise of intolerance for those who oppose it. Many who joined the boycott of Starbucks last yearwere dismissed as bigots, even though the boycott did cause revenue to drop. A website,, has earned tens of thousands of supporters who refuse to buy from the coffee chain in response. – Examiner: Starbucks CEO: If You Support Traditional Marriage, We Don’t Want Your Business

3 thoughts on “Starbucks CEO: If You Support Traditional Marriage, We Don’t Want Your Business

    1. This is not about love for those who advocate other than traditional marriage it is the Communist AGENDA listed among other points that are designed to kill the American way to first socialism then to communism. When they have finished using them for their plan they will probably be eliminated as in the past.

  1. Wow, Starbucks just keep digging a bigger hole for themselves. They don’t know when to quit.

    Meanwhile, you still got idiots in long lines, going there for a stupid coffee. As if they are barely scraping by as it is, they decide to pay $5 for a coffee that you can get the same anywhere else for less than a dollar. I don’t get people. I really don’t.

    Instead of the preparing mentality, they play the “oh well, the world’s gonna end and I’ll probably die tomorrow, so I’m just gonna blow it all today.” Then they are still alive weeks later and find they are on the street, unemployed and starving to death, when they could have used that money to prepare and survive longer if they didn’t waste it by spending it all on such useless things.

    The problem is that most people don’t know simple economics and have completely mixed up their NEEDS and WANTS by putting their WANTS first and their NEEDS second and playing that “I only have one life to live” mentality.

    Yea! Good job. When you look back a week from now, then what are you gonna say? “I’m poor on the streets and dying of hunger but at least I bought that really expensive I-phone I wanted before I lost everything else.”


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