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



At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriage over 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.

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

  1. Good for him!

  2. Never liked there overrated coffee any way.

  3. Interesting how liberals demand tolerance from others but don’t practice what they preach. Coffee is overpriced and tastes burnt anyway.

  4. It doesn’t matter what he thinks. Anyone who wants to spend $5 for a cup of burnt coffee is welcome.

  5. That was a dumb thing to say…

  6. I’ll buy dunkin it’s cheaper, tastes better, and I won’t be supporting some limousine liberal

  7. I’d love to see the shorts kill that stock

  8. I have no problem with the CEO’s personal position on the subject. I am actually very supportive of providing marriage equality to all. However, I think he’s an idiot for taking the stance that he’s taken. By all means use your fame and very public position to demonstrate your support. However, I’d be pissed off if I held an ownership position within Starbucks. I’m sure this move will provoke a backlash by some customers, probably fine and decent people, who just want to buy a cup of coffee but feel conflicted because of their particular faith. You have pretty much monopolized the coffee business, driving out many coffee shops. Not everyone agrees with your views.

  9. Yeah, I have always thought Starbucks coffer tastes burnt. If it is not, it just isn’t good. I have always avoided. it.

    The best coffee is the kind you grind yourself at home. To your own liking.

  10. Still waitin’ for Howie to open that store in Ferguson…remember his last crusade….

  11. done and done

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