Starbucks CEO holds his ground on gay marriage

Mar 26, 2013 Full story: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh 51

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz dug in his heels about gay marriage after an investor complained that the company's support was eroding its bottom line.

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Nikki

Lancaster, SC

#42 Mar 29, 2013
Uve wrote:
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So you speak for god do you? Was he wearing a blue robe or a white one? So get this through your thick skull..Being GAY is NOT a Choice! You actually think anyone would choose to be ridiculed, discriminated against, told that they are an abomination, compared to a child molester and forced to be a second class citizen? YOU make god weep for being so ignorant!
Hey UVA-

When I read your post my heart broke...let me ask you do you want to get out of the gay lifestyle? If you do I can share with you how and trust me i love ya in the name of Jesus...i don't want the devil to deceive you anymore. We can talk on email if you'd like. I will be praying.... Happy Good Friday :)

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#43 Mar 29, 2013
Nikki wrote:
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Hey UVA-
When I read your post my heart broke...let me ask you do you want to get out of the gay lifestyle? If you do I can share with you how and trust me i love ya in the name of Jesus...i don't want the devil to deceive you anymore. We can talk on email if you'd like. I will be praying.... Happy Good Friday :)
Your religion and non acceptance is the choice that's being made here. My gayness is not. It's your judgmental-ism that makes me wonder if there is a 'devil' of misconception or maybe you have been brainwashed. That is so sad..
Nikki

Lancaster, SC

#44 Mar 29, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Your religion and non acceptance is the choice that's being made here. My gayness is not. It's your judgmental-ism that makes me wonder if there is a 'devil' of misconception or maybe you have been brainwashed. That is so sad..
Okay....I was being nice to you and that's the response I get?? Seems you don't want to accept the fact that being in a gay lifestyle is not something you were born with....John 10:10 the devil seeks to kill, steal, and destroy us I'm trying to help you realize that. But it seems you are not interested in getting any kind of help from me or from The Lord. Without calling out to God for help, repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus as your saviour unfortunately when you pass away you will never enjoy the greatness of Heaven. That's not judging that's giving you the bible. So if you decide to deny the bible and what it is says......now that is sad!! BUT if you truly want to get out of that lifestyle I encourage you to pray and beg God to deliver you from that mess!! I can't really tell you want to pray but I know God loves you and loves you way to much to leave you in the state your in!! In here if you need me! God bless you!!

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#45 Mar 29, 2013
Nikki wrote:
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Okay....I was being nice to you and that's the response I get?? Seems you don't want to accept the fact that being in a gay lifestyle is not something you were born with....John 10:10 the devil seeks to kill, steal, and destroy us I'm trying to help you realize that. But it seems you are not interested in getting any kind of help from me or from The Lord. Without calling out to God for help, repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus as your saviour unfortunately when you pass away you will never enjoy the greatness of Heaven. That's not judging that's giving you the bible. So if you decide to deny the bible and what it is says......now that is sad!! BUT if you truly want to get out of that lifestyle I encourage you to pray and beg God to deliver you from that mess!! I can't really tell you want to pray but I know God loves you and loves you way to much to leave you in the state your in!! In here if you need me! God bless you!!
Get this through your head..BEING GAY IS NOT A CHOICE! I do not live in a mess or in a 'state'! I have a 20year loving relationship and YOU are being totally judgmental! I pray that YOU seek enlightenment and free from a bigoted, judgmental lifestyle.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#46 Mar 29, 2013
Jerry wrote:
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I enjoy su:cking a d!ck now and then but I don't consider myself gay.
That makes you a republican't
Royce

Rowlett, TX

#47 Mar 29, 2013
Uve wrote:
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That makes you a republican't
WOW, not only do you deny being gay is a choice you also alter posts, please open your heart and let Jesus Christ into your life so you can leave the perverse and deviant lifestyle of homosexuality.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#49 Mar 29, 2013
Royce wrote:
<quoted text>WOW, not only do you deny being gay is a choice you also alter posts, please open your heart and let Jesus Christ into your life so you can leave the perverse and deviant lifestyle of homosexuality.
WOW not only do you deny you're judgmental and a bigot, you think you're a christian! BTW No posts altered and being gay is NOT a choice. Did you 'choose' to be heterosexual?- I think not.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#50 Mar 29, 2013
Royce wrote:
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Even thought I engage in gay sex regularly, I'm not gay. It's a choice.
That probably is the most truthful thing you've ever said about yourself, R1. Get thee to a therapist!
Royce

Rowlett, TX

#51 Mar 29, 2013
Uve wrote:
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WOW not only do you deny you're judgmental and a bigot, you think you're a christian! BTW No posts altered and being gay is NOT a choice. Did you 'choose' to be heterosexual?- I think not.
So childish to alter posts, so sinful to be gay, I will pray for you Uve.
Petere23

Wenatchee, WA

#53 Apr 8, 2013
RalphB wrote:
I never had a cup of Starbucks until I read that they supported Marriage Equality. When I found that out, I made it a point to get a cup every time I am at a local shopping mall that has one. It isn't often, cause I do shop much, but at least I know I am off-setting at least one of the boy-cotters. And I have never paid over a couple of bucks for one.
Well this is good news for Starbucks. My wife and I used to spend close to $200 a month buying drinks, snacks and gifts for others but once I heard the arrogant remarks by its CEO I figured I would take his advice and do business else where. As a company I understand they have the right to support whoever and whatever they like, no problems there. What drives me crazy is the arrogance money and power seems to bring. Mr Shultz you may not need me, my money, and or beliefs but what I do know is I do not need you or whatever you are selling.
Petere23

Wenatchee, WA

#54 Apr 8, 2013
Uve wrote:
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WOW not only do you deny you're judgmental and a bigot, you think you're a christian! BTW No posts altered and being gay is NOT a choice. Did you 'choose' to be heterosexual?- I think not.
Here is what I see... Whenever this debate comes up, I ask myself, all I ever hear is the response that being gay is not a choice. Which makes me think that homosexuals are not happy with the life they have been dealt? What is then said is, "well i embrace it", and "i am happy with who I am"......again another choice. I do believe that all people are born with a tendency to battle something that is not moral (or sinful), this is what Satan wants. Satan also wants there to be a wall between believers and non-believers, this just furthers the gap between God. Just because I struggle with porn doesn't mean it is ok to engage in it, but it also doesn't mean I am an evil or bad person. I know that God loves me and is calling me and wanting me to be free of this bondage. Is it hard, heck ya! But the freedom I feel when I am not controlled by my selfish/lustful thoughts is pure joy. What is unfortunate is that in settings like these all that really comes out is two very different views, which leads to bigger gaps, not love. Peace Out

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