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Saturday Evangelism: The Starbucks Express(o)

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This Saturday we are making incursions into seven Starbucks within a five mile radius. The map is drawn and the team will be ready.

They will go in, hand out as many Gospel tracts as possible to the patrons and the barristas, possibly even having a conversation or two, then head out of the store without buying a cup of coffee. (They may ask for a cup of water, though.)

Why are we doing this?

Here’s the reason, from a post from a few weeks ago:

Starbucks founder Howard Schultz made this comment recently to a shareholder: “You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”

Why would ole Howard make this comment?

Because the shareholder doesn’t share the same liberal values as Mr. Schultz. According to the Washington Post:

…the shareholder in question was Thomas Strobhar, the founder of the Corporate Morality Action Center, which states that its mission is to challenge corporations on issues like gay marriage, abortion and pornography. Last year Starbucks’ endorsed a Washington state bill to legalize same-sex marriage, which prompted the National Organization for Marriage to organize a boycott of the coffee behemoth. So in last week’s meeting, Strobhar criticized Starbuck’s endorsement for hurting sales and profits in the first quarter of 2012.

Since he doesn’t like Christian morality, but will be judged by the Christian God, we wanted to give his patrons and laborers a fighting chance for Heaven.

Our team will enjoy coffee at another coffee establishment.

Meet at Hope Chapel at noon to carpool and to get the maps.

Now read of the ex-homosexual who has become an evangelist and has since dumped his daily dose of Starbucks coffee.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – An ex-homosexual who now serves as an evangelist states that he has decided to join the boycott against the coffee king Starbucks following recent remarks made by CEO Howard Schultz regarding the company’s support of homosexual “marriage.”

“It’s an unGodly, Christ-hating position,” he said of Schultz’s comments.

Robert Breaud of Wisconsin told Christian News Network that he had been involved in the homosexual lifestyle until his 30′s, but has served Christ now for nearly 20 years.

 “I basically got my fill of the emptiness of sin,” he said. “I was never happy, never filled, never satisfied with male-to-male relationships.” Click here to read the rest.
*Images credits:  Starbucks logo and Howard Schultz from Wikipedia.
*Dump Starbucks image from Christian News Network.

5 Comments

  1. I sincerely hope that you will not cause problems for the employees. The Starbucks my husband works at is high volume, hard work, low pay, though he does have decent benefits. We are both in ministry-I am on staff at a local church- and surely you know that the founders views don’t reflect the views of all he employs, but if you cause disruptions/problems in the stores, it is the employees that will be harmed.

    • Your hope is assured! 🙂 We are simply going to hand out a few gospel tracts in a friendly manner and hopefully, strike up a few conversations. Thank you for your concern!

  2. I’ve always thought Starbucks coffee was overrated. Still I liked their cold drinks and would have them on occasion. But after hearing about CEO Howard Schultz giving public support of homosexual “marriage”, I decided to avoid buying Starbucks products altogether. Not too long ago, I went street evangelizing in downtown Minneapolis with three other soulwinners from a local church. The leader of our group led us into Starbucks and offered to buy us each a drink. I didn’t have peace in my heart and declined his offer. When I later told my fellow soulwinner the reason why, he totally understood as he has similar convictions regarding Home Depot and won’t do business with them.

  3. To any closeted LGBT folks out there:

    There is nothing wrong with your sexuality, any shame you feel is just a cultural thing, you can let it go and be loved for who you are.

    • Yes, but you will not be in obedience to God’s Word, and, if you remain unrepentant, you will face God’s justice. I love you all enough to tall you this. I’m not angry with you at all, just concerned that you know the truth. Thanks! 🙂

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