Tuesday, December 13, 2011

One More Reason to Love Starbucks

As if we needed another reason to sing the praises of what is arguably the best coffee on the planet, our friends at Starbucks have made themselves even more likable lately.

The Seattle-based company has always been proudly and loudly pro-LGBT rights (giving big bucks to pro-gay causes around the globe and offering their gay and lesbian employees the same partner benefits as their straight ones), and now Starbucks has gone grande with its stance on equality.

It has joined 69 other American companies in signing an amicus brief to declare that denying gay and lesbian couples the right to legally marry is bad for business, bad for freedom, and bad for the future.

What makes it even better is that it caught the ire of one Mr. Tony Perkins, the head of the "Family Research Council," a right-wing, anti-gay, anti-woman's choice organization that calls itself "Christian."  They're not.  I'm a Christian and they certainly don't represent my values.  Perkins and his gang are just fundamentalist nutjobs, plain and simple.

So Tony boy issued a battle cry to stay away from Starbucks because, as he said, "they like gay marriage a latte."  But not all of us consider that a negative, Tony.  In fact, it makes me more apt to support Starbucks even more often than usual.  I'm just thrilled that Tony has one more thing to panic about this holiday season.

Now where are my keys?  Time to go spend some money at Starbucks!


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