Normally, I’m not that big a fan of Starbucks. It’s not so much a political or moral thing; I mostly just don’t like their coffee that much. However, tomorrow, I’m looking past all this and buying a cup of Starbucks. Why?
- The dark side of Christian conservatism, that wants to see a “war on Christmas” in everything they see, thinks red Christmas cups without dancing snowflakes make the Baby Jesus cry. I’m going to enjoy a warm cup of Jesus tears; maybe a latte.
- Starbucks has just announced a program to provide a gay-friendly safety environment for victims of hate crime.
- Starbucks has also just announced it is increasing substantially its program to provide educational funding for dependents of veterans (if those vets are company employees).
Today (November 10, 2015), there is a strike against companies not paying a living wage (which Starbucks vowed to do last year, effective this past January); so I’ll wait to make Jesus cry until tomorrow. But tomorrow, I’m going to give Starbucks some money.