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Howard Schultz to Anti-Gay-Marriage Starbucks Shareholder: 'You Can Sell Your Shares'
Forbes ^ | 3/22/13 | Frederick E. Allen

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, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.” More cheers.

...it’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coffee; homosexualagenda; sodomy
So Fred Allen thinks leadership is promoting sodomy.

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.

1 posted on 03/22/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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2 posted on 03/22/2013 6:46:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

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).


3 posted on 03/22/2013 6:51:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve been done with it for a while now. I hope this company goes out of business.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 6:51:35 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 6:53:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6 posted on 03/22/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Viennacon

I have the great fortune to announce I’ve never bought anything from Starbucks. Especially their Bullsh##.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 7:00:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 7:03:59 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Except, of course, white, church going, heterosexual, conservative, 2nd Amendment types, limited government types, Christians and non-tattoo types...

we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.

9 posted on 03/22/2013 7:06:38 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 7:08:12 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: SoFloFreeper; wolfman23601; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

11 posted on 03/22/2013 7:08:29 PM PDT by narses
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To: SoFloFreeper

Amen Brother.

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?


12 posted on 03/22/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Yes.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 7:19:11 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 7:19:26 PM PDT by relictele
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To: SoFloFreeper

Starbucks has studied at the, ‘JC Penney Skool-o-Bidness’, I see.

Good for them. *SMIRK*


15 posted on 03/22/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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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.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 7:30:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Venturer

There are folks in churches who are also going for this programme.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Amen, Bro. Preach it!


18 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:21 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:36 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

An unmistakably clear warning. Thank you.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:03 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 7:35:18 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: bigheadfred
I have the great fortune to announce I’ve never bought anything from Starbucks.

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.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 7:36:15 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 7:38:20 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’ll take starbucks down with his flaming butt. I don’t invest in radicals.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 7:47:10 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SoFloFreeper

More chikin. Less metrosexual coffee.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 8:05:23 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: SoFloFreeper
shares hell, i've never even tasted their pizzwater... and never will
26 posted on 03/22/2013 8:08:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bernard Marx
More chikin red meat. Less metrosexual coffee.

Fixed it.

27 posted on 03/22/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Venturer
WTF is going on? Has Satan suddenly come out into the light?

Ten years ago, I would have laughed and rolled my eyes. I'm not laughing anymore and my eyes hurt from rolling too much. Yes. The evil is real and it's here. I just have to figure out if Hussein is the anti-Christ or not. Not sure. Some elements are definitely there. The next three years could get very scary interesting. No tinfoil. None at all.

Just lots of thought.
28 posted on 03/22/2013 8:44:42 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Venturer

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.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 9:17:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


30 posted on 03/22/2013 9:34:22 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: lightman

eat more chikin... it’s a chik-fil-a reference.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 10:34:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Venturer
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, that’s 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.

32 posted on 03/22/2013 10:44:04 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 11:03:39 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: SoFloFreeper
When did Forbes become Bloomberg-Businessweek?
34 posted on 03/22/2013 11:46:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is what we use. Works like a charm with those K Cups.

35 posted on 03/22/2013 11:51:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am a coffee lover, and have simply never understood the Starbucks model.
Who in God’s name goes into those places, and why?


36 posted on 03/22/2013 11:55:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dapper 26

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,


37 posted on 03/22/2013 11:55:09 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 11:56:47 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So Fred Allen thinks leadership is promoting sodomy

Or, maybe Fred Allen is a turd poker himself.

39 posted on 03/22/2013 11:57:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SoFloFreeper

AMEN!! I hope Starbucks goes the way of Penney’s.


40 posted on 03/23/2013 2:50:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: SoFloFreeper

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?


41 posted on 03/23/2013 6:51:15 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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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?


42 posted on 03/23/2013 6:56:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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I prefer my crap not be imported from the Red Chinese and their slaves....don’t you?


43 posted on 03/23/2013 11:21:24 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: lightman

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.


44 posted on 03/23/2013 11:40:14 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: iopscusa

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.


45 posted on 03/23/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

His point is perfectly made.

I haven’t been to a starbucks in over 5 years.

And we work right next to one.


46 posted on 03/23/2013 12:26:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here hear.

Saw a headline yesterday that China will pass us around the next election.

Not exports. Everything.

Wake up people.


47 posted on 03/23/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2020590404_starbucksrallyxml.html


48 posted on 03/23/2013 12:51:15 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: SoFloFreeper

Staying clear of Starbuckth, coffee at my local deli is cheaper and better anyway.


49 posted on 03/24/2013 5:37:38 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


50 posted on 03/25/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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