Starbucks: Red Cup Controversy

Sunday, November 22, 2015

  I've been hearing a bit about the 'red cup controversy', especially among Christians. From what I've picked up, many people are upset that Starbucks' Christmas cup is red. Yeah, it used to have fancier designs, snowflakes and stuff I guess, and this year it's just an ombre red or something. So of course there's an uproar that they're raging the war against Christmas, and thus Christ.
     Well, I've got a lot to say about this. It makes me quite angry, so naturally I had to write about it.
     First off, why does this bother you so much? Starbucks has never been a Christian company, and why should we expect more? If you're worried about your cup not looking 'Christian' why don't you worry about the goddess logo on the front? She's topless in, case you haven't noticed, and she's what's called a siren. Don't know what that is? It's a mythological creature, who is kind of like a mermaid, except she's a temptress who lures men to their death. Sorry to have to break the news to you, but I don't think Christ would want His name on a cup that has that on it's as the logo.

      Did you know that Starbucks supports planned parenthood? They also match their employee's donations to planned parenthood. Just in case you're wondering if there's anything they do bad beside killing babies and selling their body parts, they're also pretty racist.
As LifeNews previously reported, 79% of all Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located near minority neighborhood. In fact, since 1973, approximately 13 million black babies have been lost because of abortion, and out of the approximately 4000 abortions that are performed daily in the United States, 1452 of them are performed on African American women and their unborn children.
 It's not hard to know God's stance on the subject.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..."                                                                                                    - Jeremiah 1:5
Whoever shed the blood of man (unjustly), by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God has God made man.      -Genesis 9:6
      Thirdly, what's inside the cup? Coffee, I guess it's obvious. Maybe you have tea in it, but I'm going to focus the majority have coffee in their cups.
        Where does the coffee come from? Starbucks has been continually ignored the demand for fair trade coffee. As we've seen before, products with a high demand have been made with slave trade, because there's just so much needed. This goes for coffee as 99% of it is not fair trade, and has been harvested and grown by slaves. For example Guatemala is one of the leading country to produce coffee, and it has been known to use children as workers, mostly underpaid workers, called 'family helpers'. There are over 1/2 million children workers involved in the process of growing coffee, in Guatemala alone! Adult workers have to pick 100 pounds of coffee beans, just to reach the local minimum wage. That's $3 is you wondered. Over half  the workers assessed didn't reach that amount, so who knows what they were paid. Below is a chart of their policies.

     What does God think about slavery? Here's one of the many verses on the subject. It's pretty strong I'd say.
     "He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor." Psalms 72:4
     So do are you still worried about the red cup? Do you think Jesus wants His birth to be glorified on a cup that has a logo of a temptress on it, supports a company that kills babies, and is filled with a drink made of coffee beans harvested by slaves. I sure don't.
    In fact I never want to drink or eat anything from Starbucks. I don't care if people think I'm being radical, because I'd rather be called radical and be on the side of Jesus, than be on the side of the world.
   Please think about this next time you're considering buying a starbucks, or complaining about it's lack of Christmas decor.
     Sincerely, Rachel

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