David Barton, a conservative activist as well as a former evangelical pastor from Texas, gave a recent sermon with an extra caffeine jolt within it.
“Starbucks is pouring all this money into destroying traditional marriage,” Barton remarked in a video clip of the sermon. Barton continued the speech by asking, “If you know that when buying a cup… five, 10, 15 cents is going to be used to defeat marriage, can you do that? The answer is ‘no.’”
In January of last year, the global chain Starbucks, founded in Seattle in 1970, was one of many corporations which supported Washington state’s same sex marriage bill. CEO Howard Schultz continued to express Starbucks’ support for same-sex equality earlier this year at the March 2013 annual shareholder meeting, emphasizing at the meeting that “we want to embrace diversity of all kinds.”
Barton, however, made his opinion clear that there ware “no way” a devout Christian can drink Starbucks in his speech – as well as on his Texas-based company, WallBuilders’ site, which says “an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built - a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined."