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HuffPost: Starbucks Gay Marriage Stance......CEO puts smack down on......

Posted by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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Starbucks Gay Marriage Stance: CEO Puts Smackdown On Anti-Marriage Equality Shareholder The Huffington Post  |  By Hunter Stuart Posted: 03/22/2013 12:17 pm EDT  |  Updated: 03/22/2013 12:26 pm EDT 6,407 711 42 283 6027 GET BUSINESS ALERTS: SIGN UP FOLLOW: Gay Marriage, Video, Starbucks Gay Marriage, Marriage Equality, Schultz Shareholder Smackdown, Starbucks Ceo Shareholder Gay Marriage, Starbucks Marriage Equality, Strobhar Gay Marriage, Business News At Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz told off an investor who tried to argue that the company's support for gay marriage is bad for business. NPR affiliate KPLU captured audio of the heated exchange: "In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings -- shall we say politely -- were a bit disappointing," Starbucks shareholder Tom Strobhar said, referring to the National Organization for Marriage's boycott of the coffee company. Schultz replied bluntly that Starbucks's endorsement of marriage equality wasn't about making money, but about the principle of diversity. “If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much," Schultz said, to applause from the audience. Last year, Starbucks endorsed a Washington state bill to legalize gay marriage, and released a statement saying it was "deeply dedicated to embracing diversity." The bill later became law. Strobhar, who is the founder of the anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage Corporate Morality Action Center, has been a vocal opponent of progressive causes in the past. He is also the chairman of Life Decisions International, a Virginia-based non-profit that has been fighting to oppose Planned Parenthood since 1992. His website boasts that he has fought against corporate involvement in gay marriage, abortion and pornography at major U.S. companies from Microsoft to Pfizer. At last year's Starbucks shareholders meeting, Strobhar asked Schultz to stop endorsing liberal issues because they were bad for business, Yahoo reported at the time.
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jllcali
by Jane on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM
National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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which falls in line with the actual video.. so, what is wrong with what Mr. Shultz said?

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster

jllcali
by Jane on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Bacon wrapped lobster. om NOM NOM NOM NOM

Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster

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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I am not supposed to eat bacon.. but gods, that does sound sort of good

Quoting jllcali:

Bacon wrapped lobster. om NOM NOM NOM NOM

Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster


Woodbabe
by Woodie on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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*Bringing the garlic butter...*

Quoting jllcali:

Bacon wrapped lobster. om NOM NOM NOM NOM

Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster


 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM



Quoting Woodbabe:

*Bringing the garlic butter...*

Quoting jllcali:

Bacon wrapped lobster. om NOM NOM NOM NOM

Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster


Fuk dat...I want garlic knots.

jllcali
by Jane on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Oh hells yeah

Quoting Woodbabe:

*Bringing the garlic butter...*

Quoting jllcali:

Bacon wrapped lobster. om NOM NOM NOM NOM



Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster


Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
jllcali
by Jane on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Yum

Quoting Goodwoman614:




Quoting Woodbabe:

*Bringing the garlic butter...*

Quoting jllcali:

Bacon wrapped lobster. om NOM NOM NOM NOM



Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting jllcali:

National Organization for Marriage- NOM. om nom nom nom nom. Bacon.

I want lobster


Fuk dat...I want garlic knots.

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Goodwoman614
by Satan on Mar. 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Oh yeah and 'Corporate Morality Action Center?'

For real?!?!? 

Fukkin godd skwadd thought police???

*****bbaaaaarrrrffff*****

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