Is Your Church Serving Starbucks?



Kaldi's Coffee. Caribou Coffee. Tim Horton's. Or better yet, a local family-owned coffee shop in your own neighborhood.

Where do you buy your coffee?

When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that advocacy of same-sex marriage was core to the company's mission and identity, he gave American consumers a choice: pay for Starbucks lobbying in support of same-sex marriage every time you buy a cup of coffee, or find another coffee shop.

I don't want a single dime of my money to be used to push same-sex marriage on the American people. And I suspect a lot of you feel the same way—and that's why we started

Individually, there's not much you or I can do to make the coffee giant pay attention to our concerns, but if thousands of us join together we can send them a message: Alienating your customers is bad for business!

I hope you'll visit today. There you can sign a petition urging Starbucks to respect the beliefs of all their customers, and then contact your local Starbucks locations to let them know why you'll be going elsewhere for your coffee from now on.

Perhaps the most important thing you can do today is this:

Make sure your friends and family know about Starbucks' campaign against marriage.

Invite your friends to join you in making a point to support local family coffeehouses. Go to and post to your Facebook page. Find out if your church is serving Starbucks coffee this weekend.

There are a hundred different ways you can make a difference. Let's be creative, and together send Starbucks a message!

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