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Dump Starbucks

mccgsm Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 9:10 PM
The reason that the law and society generally has supported and benefitted marriage is because of the unique procreative potential of a man and a woman. It is a rare marriage-related law that does not have a connection to that unique capacity. Same-sex couples cannot procreate, and when they do introduce a child to their relationship (by contracting for all or part of a human) then they intentionally deny the child either a mother or a father--and every child should have the right to his or her natural parents. It is no violation of "equal rights" to treat different things differently--and two guys or two girls together is very different than a man and a woman together.

The Opera House in Seattle was the setting for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and the annual board meeting of his church of Starbucks.

That's what it felt like -- what with the heart-stirring videos, the soulful songs of Grammy award-winning Esperanza Spalding, and a real Baptist preacher (Rev. Calvin Butts), not to mention free coffee and doughnuts.

Jonathan Baker, head of the National Organization for Marriage's Corporate Fairness Project was there to ask if the board really approved the statement that gay marriage is "core to the Starbucks brand."

Yes, Schultz said. Most of the room there applauded, but what happens...