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Re: Starbucks' Cup Controversy

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Re: Starbucks' Cup Controversy


@GingerPeach wrote:

Don't worry, @Lindsays Grandma

Sensible people are not worrying about this at all.


 

@GingerPeach nailed it.

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@biancardi wrote:

I find it ironic that people are complaining about Starbucks "war on christmas" cup.  Seriously, they have an issue with a nice red cup (they never had religious symbols before on their cups) and I am shocked that those offended even purchase coffee at Starbucks.  Cause of the two tailed mermaid as their logo, you know.  Read up on her, she is a temptress!!  haha 


I remember the OUTRAGE was about the mermaid and how her breasts were on the logo.  Oh, the mommies were so offended.  So, the change.  Now a holiday?  It's so childish.

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to me the real shame of this is that any yahoo can put something on their FB page and the media trolls around to find stories and give it press so it shows up on my FB page. 

 

If the media wasn't always sniffing around for this krap, then maybe the rest of us wouldn';t have to see anything about it. 

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WE are at the point in our history of this nation to NEVER trust the media.


@60sgirl wrote:

to me the real shame of this is that any yahoo can put something on their FB page and the media trolls around to find stories and give it press so it shows up on my FB page. 

 

If the media wasn't always sniffing around for this krap, then maybe the rest of us wouldn';t have to see anything about it. 


 

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Re: Starbucks' Cup Controversy

I'm a fan of all things pretty so the lack of lovely winter scenes, reindeer, and jolly snowpeople will be missed. 

 

Even so, I'll put a positive spin on this crimson-colored cup and consider it a nod to one of my favorite albums ever, RED. They may be three years late, but better late than never! 

 

Now when we order a latte, or some other delicious seasonal concoction, my friends and I will give a big Cheers to Taylor!!!  Heart

                                                                                       

 

 

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I say this every year without snark.  What state do some of you live in that all of this "Christian" things are no longer welcomed?  I live in the most liberal state in the universe, according to some, and no one has banned anything here. 

 

People still say Merry Christmas, I see Nativity scenes, people still pray, allowed to go to their Church, etc.

 

When I was growing up, the town was NOT allowed to have a Nativity scene, but the Church was.  Why is that unacceptable now?   Same with school - we NEVER had school prayer in my school - ever.  I went to Sunday School and Church to get my religious teachings. 

 

I do think that this "War on Christians" in this country is just made up. Sorry. Perceptions are tricky - just because one reads about one town doing something, doesn't mean the whole country is doing this.   Christians are the majority and I honesty think that a few of them are bent out of shape because they have to accommodate the beliefs of others now, instead of belittling them. Christmas is one of many religious holidays this time of the year. Christians do not own the time from 11/1 to 12/31.

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Re: Starbucks' Cup Controversy


@SaRina wrote:

@febe1 wrote:

People want what they always put on them: Mery Christmas.


Then give the customers a magic marker at the counter and they can write their own "Mery Christmas" on their own cup...if that's what makes them happy.  Smiley

 

Oh.  I forgot something...

I hope no one is offended.  Smiley

 


@SaRina

If you read the article, you'll see that Starbucks says that's one of the reasons they chose the plain cup:  so people could write or draw on it.  I posted a link to the Seattle Times article in my earlier message.

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@curlywhitedog wrote:

 

I think the Starbucks frenzy is representative of a larger problem but that silly cup seems to have assumed the position of that last straw on the camel's back.  People are just tired of having their beliefs cast aside in order to accomodate the wishes of the few who might find them offensive.  Political correctness has gone amouck and "offend no one" is the mantra of the day now so people are perceiving that plain red cup as just one more indication that their christian beliefs are being trampled on.    To them the red cup says "we don't celebrate Christmas anymore".  True or not, that's the perception and that percepton is what's driving the frenzy.

 

Store clerks no longer saying Merry Christmas, schools being prevented from having Christmas plays or singing Christmas carols, nativities no longer welcome in town squares...stuff like that gets under people's skin and has been for years.  I don't have any problem with the cups being plain red, especially since I don't patronize Starbucks, but to those people who do, I say "cast your vote with your wallet".  If you find the red cup offensive, start getting your coffee someplace else and if it's ok with you then get a muffin with your maccioto.   Sometimes you have to just pick your battles. 

 

Maria


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I understand your frustration, but here's where your disatisfaction about "political correctness" is wrong:  nativity scenes and religious XMas songs do not belong in public places or schools.  Churches and faith-based schools are  the appropriate places for these things.

 

Store clerks are instructed to be inclusive by saying Happy Holidays.  I say that as well and if the person answers back Merry XMas, I know they celebrate Christmas and also respond in kind.  It is arrogant to presume all people celebrate the Christian holiday.  

 

There are more than a "few" non-Christians in this country.  

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I doubt those who are outraged patronize Starbucks.

 

It would be like a fish on a bicycle.

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