Skip to comments.Howard Schultz to Anti-Gay-Marriage Starbucks Shareholder: 'You Can Sell Your Shares'
Posted on 03/22/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
At Starbucks annual meeting in Seattle on Wednesday a shareholder complained to the chief executive, Howard Schultz, that the company had lost customers because of its support for gay marriage...
In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing, said the shareholder, Tom Strobhar, whom the Huffington Post identifies at the founder of the anti-gay marriage Corporate Morality Action Center.
Was Schultz taken aback? Not in the least. He responded, Not every decision is an economic decision. Despite the fact that you recite statistics that are narrow in time, we did provide a 38% shareholder return over the last year...we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.
At that point the audience interrupted in cheers and applause. Then Schultz concluded, If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, its a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much. More cheers.
...its impressive to see a CEO think about more than the bottom line and get cheered by his shareholders for it.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
I'll tell you this: I think I am done with Starbucks.
Or I hope Mr. Strobhan, who merely thinks MORALITY is important in life and that sodomy and the promotion thereof is NOT MORAL, keeps buying shares of Starbucks until he can get enough power to fire Schultz.
Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness of sin is closing in--but we are called to be Light. Part of my light will be to not give my hard earned money to Starbucks. Take that $5 and give it to the National Organization for Marriage. Or to another conservative cause.
Drink a $1 cup of Folgers instead.
He wants people to sell their shares so they won’t have ownership standing anymore to sue him (for wasting cirpirate assets, fraud on shareholders, misappropriation of corporate assets for private purposes, breach of fiducuary duty, etc).
I’ve been done with it for a while now. I hope this company goes out of business.
i am not a huge coffee drinker, and maybe i am wrong, but it seems to me how you brew the coffee is more important than the beans.
i get a basic french vanilla or hazelnut from my grocery store line but i use the aeropress coffee maker and have the water at a certain temp, and they are great tasting mugs of coffee.
I have the great fortune to announce I’ve never bought anything from Starbucks. Especially their Bullsh##.
Then it’s time for Starbucks to do the marketplace a favor. Die. Fade into insignificance, Whither away. Go extinct. A lot of other corporations who value political posturing over returning value to shareholders need to do the same as well.
we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.
Why would I patronize Starbucks? Their coffee and other products are way over-priced, and their founder and CEO is a left winger. Two outstanding reasons never to stop at a Starbucks.
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The world is adopting the life of Sodom and will be punished for it.
It is beyond my understanding to see so many seemingly sane people accepting this perverted lifestyle.
WTF is going on? Has Satan suddenly come out into the light?
How was the CEO not thinking about the bottom line? He cited the 38% figure twice, unprompted.
Did the writer of the article also dish out equal praise for the Chick Fil A traditional marriage stance? After all, that was independent of the bottom line also.
Starbucks has studied at the, ‘JC Penney Skool-o-Bidness’, I see.
Good for them. *SMIRK*
I haven’t been to a Starbucks in years. It sucks.
If all those people cheering want to see their shares continue to drop in value, keep cheering and Starbucks will be known as a gay hangout. I’d advise anyone to sell their shares.
There are folks in churches who are also going for this programme.
Amen, Bro. Preach it!
Not buying their products any longer. Even when I see them at Walmart etc. How far we have come in a society to where we now see the officers of a company talk this disrespectfully to it shareholders. Don’t buy their products; use that as your voice.
An unmistakably clear warning. Thank you.
I never HAVE drank Starbelch! It tastes like a burnt tire and is overpriced, EVEN IF it tasted good, which it doesn’t! And now that they’ve made it clear that they prefer perverted customers, I have one more reason for not giving them any of my dough.
I wish I could say same...I've been twice, with friends as a passenger in the car. I bought, and thought, what a waste of money. I, at least, have the great fortune to announce I've never been the driver who parked in the lot.
I have avoided Starbucks for over a year now, I think. And I used to support them as an American success story, defending them when they were mocked for being a big successful corporation.
He’ll take starbucks down with his flaming butt. I don’t invest in radicals.
More chikin. Less metrosexual coffee.
There are many reasons. But among them are that the schools have been propagandizing for homosexuality for years now, and a new group of young adults has come of age with complete acceptance of homosexuality.
Another big reason is the media have been cheerleaders for homosexual marriage and homosexuality in general. Opposition to same sex marriage is compared to racism. The sitcom with a gay character is a cliche now, this trend of homosexual characters on TV shows being shown as fabulous witty wise friends. It all permeates the culture.
Foo-foo coffee is bad for you. Any NYC FReepers take note.
Collar Bloomberg. & let him know it was Starbucks that
stunted his growth. He needs to shut ‘em all down. Public
health issue, ya know.
eat more chikin... it’s a chik-fil-a reference.
Romans spells out what happens to the people of a nation that ceases to recognize God exists and is our Creator.
Sodomy and all the other depravity aren't actually the problem, they're the festering sores and oozing puss that result from the underlying disease.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice :
Romans 1:19 Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made ; his eternal power also, and divinity : so that they are inexcusable.
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks ; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:22 For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
Romans 1:23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things.
Romans 1:24 Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves.
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie ; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:26 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.
Romans 1:27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient ;
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers,
Romans 1:30 Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Romans 1:31 Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.
Romans 1:32 Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death ; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.
I can't think of any society or nation in history that ever denied that God exists and/or claimed man is god as much as this nation. In fact, one of the main things about Ronald Reagan that drove academics, the democrat butt boy media, and democrat fascist politicians, absolutely insane, was the way Reagan gave God credit for not only the Creation, but for blessing and protecting our nation.
As soon as Clinton was elected, filthy jokes about Christians became all the rage on the comedy club circuit and swipes at Christians and Christianity started popping up in everything from TV sitcoms to movies as incidental comments that had nothing to do with the storyline. In addition, thats when it seems like a major media effort started to try and counter Intelligent Design because there would be negative smartazz comments about it everywhere, even in "documentaries" on unrelated topics. A nation that denies that God exists and is our Creator suffers, it's that simple.
I’ll take a cup of McDonald’s black coffee over Starbucks any day. I’ve had maybe 3 cups of Starbucks in my life and I’m not impressed.
This is what we use. Works like a charm with those K Cups.
I am a coffee lover, and have simply never understood the Starbucks model.
Who in God’s name goes into those places, and why?
Starbucks Regular Brew always tasted burnt to me. Haven’t had one in years.
I used to drink their Mocha, which I always enjoyed. I really can’t remember the last time I went to Starbucks. If I ever receive a Gift Card as a present, I’ll get that Mocha one more time. Won’t spend my hard earned money there.
As far as Regular Coffee goes, I like Carls Jr. (they have a $1 Geezer Coffee) and Chick Fil A. McDonalds isn’t bad,
Now that McDonalds and many other fast food joints have free WiFi, there is absolutely no reason to ever step foot in a Starbucks again.
Or, maybe Fred Allen is a turd poker himself.
AMEN!! I hope Starbucks goes the way of Penney’s.
I wonder if this lefty tool Tom Strobhar has ever turned his BS morality towards the overpriced, ‘slave’ Chinese labor produced Apple or NIKE products?
I think he is more interested being sure that sodomy isn’t portrayed as normal, acceptable behavior—using the Judeo Christian ethic as a standard.
I’m certain there are others who are fighting the fight to stop Chinese slave labor...leading by example, by NOT using anything made in China. You, perhaps?
I prefer my crap not be imported from the Red Chinese and their slaves....don’t you?
You didn’t “fix” anything. Guess you’ve never heard of Chick-fil-A management’s opposition to homosexuality as opposed to Starbucks’ endorsement of it.
Just want to be certain you’re not using anything made in China, as this is supposedly an important issue in your mind, even more important than not endorsing sodomy, apparently.
His point is perfectly made.
I haven’t been to a starbucks in over 5 years.
And we work right next to one.
Saw a headline yesterday that China will pass us around the next election.
Not exports. Everything.
Wake up people.
There must be something the libs don’t like about Starbucks, because these two left leaning groups (WashPIRG and Public Citizen) want them to stop contributing to elections.
Staying clear of Starbuckth, coffee at my local deli is cheaper and better anyway.
SloFlo...I’m such a doofus, I completely misread and had perceived that the Whole Foods CEO was NOT supporting HOMO Marriage! So no I put Homo Marriage as worse than Chinese crap, both are bad juju though IMO.