Conservative minister: Christians can’t drink Starbucks

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, May 30, 2013 18:52 EDT
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Evangelical Christian minister and author David Barton recently told an Alabama congregation they couldn’t drink Starbucks because the company was attacking God.

“Biblically, there is no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God,” Barton said, according to Right Wing Watch. “I’m sorry, you’ve got to find some other coffee to drink. You can’t drink Starbucks and be biblically right on this thing. It’s just a real simple principle.”

The Seattle-based coffee company last year said support for same-sex marriage was a core value of the company. Starbucks also joined 69 other companies to urge courts to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriages as between one man and one woman.

In response, the conservative group National Organization for Marriage launched a boycott of the coffee company.

“A portion of every cup of coffee purchased at a Starbucks anywhere in the world goes to fund this corporate assault on marriage,” says the group’s website, Dump Starbucks.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Right Wing Watch, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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