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 Post subject: The War on Christmas Continues!
PostPosted: Mon November 09, 2015 11:08 pm 
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Some Christians Are Extremely Unhappy About Starbucks' New Holiday Cups

Posted: 11/08/2015 12:10 PM EST | Edited: 11/09/2015 06:29 AM EST
Some people are angry about Starbucks’ new holiday cups. Really angry.

What is the issue, exactly?

In previous years, Starbucks’ iconic holiday cups, which the chain uses in lieu of white cups in November and December, featured wintry or Christmas-themed designs like snowflakes, ornaments and nature scenes. This year, the cups are more minimalist -- a red ombre design that Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks' vice president of design, said was meant to embrace “the simplicity and the quietness” of the holiday season.

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This is a huge problem for some people, who feel that the plain red cups are oppressing Christians by insulting Christmas.

“This is a denial of historical reality and the great Christian heritage behind the American Dream that has so benefitted Starbucks,” Andrea Williams of the U.K.-based organization Christian Concern told Breitbart. “This also denies the hope of Jesus Christ and His story so powerfully at this time of year.”

Others have shared similar thoughts on social media.



To clarify, it's not like the previous cups were decked out in crosses and mangers. It’s unclear why a drawing of a winking snowman or a dog sledding, for instance, is more “Christian” than a plain red and green (you know, Christmas colors) cup.

But either way, angry Starbucks patrons have a solution. Former pastor Joshua Feuerstein claimed in a viral Facebook video that he had “pranked” Starbucks by simply telling them his name was “Merry Christmas” -- thus forcing the surely unimpressed barista to write the words “Merry Christmas” on the cup.



Feuerstein also noted that he brought a gun into the coffee shop, in spite of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz' request that patrons leave their firearms at home. Ho ho, good one!

In the video, Feuerstein encouraged people to similarly claim that their names are "Merry Christmas" and to use the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks. Social media users have been expressing their support for the “prank," but at least one person noted a minor issue with the protest:

Zack Hunt wrote:
If your way of "pranking" Starbucks involves buying a cup of their coffee, I'm pretty sure the joke's on you. ‪#‎MerryChristmasStarbucks‬


By Sunday, the anti-Starbucks backlash was getting its own backlash, from those mocking the cup outrage.



Some have even theorized that the controversy is a viral marketing scheme originated by Starbucks itself.



But the vocal minority decrying the red cups does not represent all Christians. Rev. Emily Heath mocked the absurdity of the backlash in a blog piece for HuffPost, and noted that it demonstrated some seriously misplaced priorities:

Rev. Emily Heath wrote:
We're kind of like the religious equivalent those Black Friday shoppers who trample other Black Friday shoppers in order to get a good deal on a flat screen TV. We are so incensed by any perceived omission of our personal faith from the public sphere that we go on a rampage. Except instead of other shoppers, we just trample things like inclusivity, diversity, tolerance, and pluralism instead.


Happy holidays, everyone.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sta ... 1d30715b15

I like the responsible second amendment advocate took his gun into Starbucks, not for protection or prevention of a mass shooting, but because if it wasn't a secret, it would piss off the Starbucks CEO.

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Boy, do I love when people annoy minimum-wage employees and make their jobs more difficult/awkward because of how much they hate a corporate policy! It reminds me of when customers used to complain that a Harvard t-shirt costs $19.98 but only costs $0.99 cents to make. Oh, please, Mr. Customer, tell me more about how you're getting ripped off/offended by how capitalism works! I can only listen for so long, though, as I'm trying to figure out how to pay rent this month and deciding what other bills can be delayed.

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This is going to be a great spin-off of the Facebook thread:

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 Post subject: Re: The War on Christmas Continues!
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I really wish the Starbucks employee had written "Mary Christmas" on that dude's cup.

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 Post subject: Re: The War on Christmas Continues!
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I love how "someone said happy holidays to me instead of merry christmas" gets interpreted as "i'm not allowed to say merry christmas". What world are people living in?


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 Post subject: Re: The War on Christmas Continues!
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Remember: these are the same people that 15 years ago moaned that Christmas was "too commercial." Now, Target and CVS put holiday displays up in October, and they're mad that an employee doesn't get on their knees and give them a blowjob while humming "The First Noel." It's fucking ludicrous, and I know that no one on RM would ever take the other side of the argument, so I know it sounds weird for me to speak so passionately about it, but I have to hold back on Facebook due to decorum, so this is my only outlet.

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 Post subject: Re: The War on Christmas Continues!
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I'm an atheist, but even I wouldn't mind the Target checkout girl giving me a blowjob while humming The First Noel. We need to get back to the good ol' days.

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My Facebook feed is inundated with posts about this. I need new friends

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I hid my Christian friends from my feed a long time ago.

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Those pink and yellow trees are clearly an attack on Christmas tradition.

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Lol at donald trump. My god these people are insane.


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Lol at donald trump. My god these people are insane.



http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/politics/ ... index.html

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Trump previously pledged to his allegiance to Christmas during a campaign rally in October.

"I guarantee if I become president, we're going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' at every store," he had said.


What the fuck?

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Lol at donald trump. My god these people are insane.



http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/politics/ ... index.html

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Trump previously pledged to his allegiance to Christmas during a campaign rally in October.

"I guarantee if I become president, we're going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' at every store," he had said.


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You have to be a very special brand of dumb to think something like that is within the president's power.


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