There he was, having a perfectly pleasant weekend… Peter LaBarbera, president of the Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, woke up on Sunday ready to worship the lord and pay homage to mothers everywhere when Oprah just had to open her corporate coffee drinking, lesbian agenda promoting sell-out of a big mouth.
In an entirely harmless commercial for her synergistically branded Starbucks “Teavana Oprah Chai Latte,” Ms. Winfrey pays a lighthearted salute to different kinds of moms.
There’s the “likes everything you post on facebook” mom, the “don’t mess with my mom” mom, etc. You get the picture.
Oh, and the “two moms are better than one” mom. Which, if you’re evolutionarily challenged like Peter LaBarbera, sent you into a serious tizzy and completely ruined your Mother’s Day. And your love of Starbucks apparently.
He wrote on his blog:
Let’s face it: finding substitutes for overpriced yuppie coffee is pretty easy. We’ll see what happens, but one thing is certain: Starbucks execs are not backing down in their support of sexual sin and they surely aren’t acting like they fear the consumer power of mobilized religious conservatives.
As for the content of the ad, Oprah and Starbucks are dead wrong: Two lesbians “moms” are NOT better than one mom–especially one raising children with her husband and their father in a real marriage. And if higher numbers are better, wouldn’t three or four lesbian moms be best? We used to take it for granted that kids do better with a married mother and father, but now that’s a point of contention and marriage itself is being radically redefined.
If there’s one thing Starbucks has grown to the point of not needing to worry so much about, it’s the “consumer power of mobilized religious conservatives.”
And when they’re bored at the airport waiting to catch a flight back to Mississippi or wherever, we’re sure they’re gonna queue up at the ‘bucks just like everyone else.
Here’s the downright scandalous ad: