Why this will be the last Starbucks I drink.

imageI don’t make a habit of photographing my food or drinks, and I certainly don’t post them for others to be subjected to, but the cup of Starbucks in this picture is significant because it will be my last.

I shrugged my shoulders as Starbucks bullied small coffee companies (e.g. here and here).

I looked the other way when Starbucks sued small coffee companies (e.g. here and here).

I ignored the fact that Starbucks uses GMO products.

And I rolled my eyes when Starbucks tried to ram race issues down my throat.

But now I discovered something about my favorite coffee chain that is too egregious to look past; too evil to ignore.

Starbucks is one of several companies that supports the eugenics holocaust of defenseless children by providing financial support to the racist organization, Planned Parenthood.

When I learned of this news I was eligible for one free drink as I had reached my buy-twelve-get-one-free benefit of being a Starbucks gold card member. So this past week I redeemed the free drink owed to me and will allow my gold member status to elapse.

My decade-long relationship with Starbucks is officially over.

You can’t boycott everything, you say.

I would agree. I am not one known for boycotting businesses I don’t agree with. And I know that this coffee behemoth isn’t even going to notice my absence (nor care), but there’s a bigger issue here. This is not about boycott’s, it’s about conscience.

blood_moneyJust like I wouldn’t have been able (in good conscience) to patronize a company that was directly supporting the execution of “undesirables” in Germany in the 1940s, I can no longer support my favorite coffee establishment knowing that they are directly supporting the execution of “undesirables” in America in 2015.

So this week I enjoyed my complimentary venti java chip frapuccino with toffee nut syrup as one relationship ends, and a new one begins. I say goodbye to Starbucks and hello to local coffee establishments.

If/when Starbucks drops their financial support of abortion, I may consider returning, but until then, thanks for the memories.

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6 thoughts on “Why this will be the last Starbucks I drink.

  1. I appreciate your stand, J.L., and have also stopped frequenting Starbucks for the same reason among others. You are correct that we cannot boycott everybody, but when we know something like Starbucks being a proud and open supporter of the LGBT movement as well as Planned Parenthood murderers, then we must stand for something or we will fall for anything.

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  2. This is some compelling info and I would like my friends to know, is it ok with you if I press this and share on facebook? It’s sad so many companies that we encounter in our daily activities support such a sick organization.

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