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Starbucks CEO to Christian shareholders: Buy stock elsewhere

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Starbucks CEO to Christian shareholders: Buy stock elsewhere

Let Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz know you don't agree with his company's aggressive attempts to re-define marriage.

March 26, 2013

Dear Thomas,

At the annual shareholder's meeting last week, Starbucks CEO, Howard Shultz, insulted Christians throughout the country by suggesting they buy stocks in other coffee businesses if they do not agree with his position on same-sex marriage. It is no surprise that Starbucks supports homosexual marriage.

They have been sending liberal messages for years. But this is beyond anything we have seen from the left or the right. Shultz went as far as to tell shareholders who support Christian values to sell their stock and support other companies.

According to, Tom Strobhar, a shareholder, raised a question during the shareholder's meeting about the significant drop in sales after a boycott from the National Organization for Marriage, who was protesting Starbucks support of homosexual marriage in Washington state.

See this interview in which Starbucks shareholder Tom Strobhar explains what happened at the meeting. It includes a clip of Mr. Shultz' comments.

"In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing," said Strobhar.

In response, Starbucks' CEO Shultz said the company's decision to support gay marriage was not an economic one and snidely suggested Strobhar and other Christians who support natural marriage can take their investment elsewhere.

"If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it's a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much."


1. Send an email to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, asking the company to remain neutral in the issue of gay marriage. We have prepared a letter for you to send. If you are a customer, please add your personal note to the message.

2. If you are a Starbucks shareholder, consider taking Mr. Shultz' advice and sell your Starbucks stock.

3. Take strong action by resolving to no longer support Starbucks by taking your business elsewhere.


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Send an email to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz now!

It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.



Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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