Trouble started brewing when the Seattle-based coffee company came out in support of marriage equality in Washington State: The National Organization for Marriage announced a Dump Starbucks campaign in March. (One moron took it literally and bought a coffee, then poured it into the gutter. Poor idiot.) Not only is the ban failing, it’s backfiring: SumOfUs got well over 550,000 people to sign its retaliatory “Thank You, Starbucks” card, as compared to the paltry 45,230 who signed NOM’s petition.
After being questioned by a NOM lackey, an eloquent Starbucks spokesman replied: “To be candid with you, it was not something that was a difficult decision for us. [Applause.] We made that decision through the lens of humanity and being the company that embraces diversity.”
This one isn’t even a request—you’re going to Starbucks anyway. Now at least you know that $5.75 for an iced mocha is going toward supporting an ally.
What to buy: A pound of Starbucks Indivisible blend, proceeds from which benefit the Create Jobs for USA fund. Stop by on the Fourth of July, when Starbucks nationwide will be serving everyone a free tall hot brewed coffee.
Ugh, can we get that iced?