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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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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM


Quoting Bookwormy:

Pesach/Passover starts tomo evening & all you can think about is bacon & lobster?! How about chocolate dipped, caromel drzzeled, coconut covered mazah clusters?!

WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT CHOCOLATE??? I AM ON A DIET!!!!! lol

Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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Diet bacon wrapped lobster?! LOL. I've lost 59lb but I'll enjoy Pesach & stay on plan. Everything kosher l'Pesach in moderation!


Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting Bookwormy:

Pesach/Passover starts tomo evening & all you can think about is bacon & lobster?! How about chocolate dipped, caromel drzzeled, coconut covered mazah clusters?!

WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT CHOCOLATE??? I AM ON A DIET!!!!! lol


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KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Do you stick with Kosher items until April 2?
Quoting Bookwormy:

Pesach/Passover starts tomo evening & all you can think about is bacon & lobster?! How about chocolate dipped, caromel drzzeled, coconut covered mazah clusters?!
Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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Thru 4/2 I'm Ashkenazic kosher l'pesach, yes.

Chag Sameach!


Quoting KamWorthy:

Do you stick with Kosher items until April 2?



Quoting Bookwormy:

Pesach/Passover starts tomo evening & all you can think about is bacon & lobster?! How about chocolate dipped, caromel drzzeled, coconut covered mazah clusters?!

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KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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I'm going with this Sedar menu tonight and then again on the 2nd. Shalom!...........menu for eight: It includes a simple gefilte fish loaf, briskets and fragrant Charoset. Included, a crowd-pleasing matzo ball soup. And, to celebrate spring, the freshest of green salads and a show-stopping dessert featuring the classic combination of rhubarb and strawberry in a nest of snowy meringue.
Quoting Bookwormy:

Thru 4/2 I'm Ashkenazic kosher l'pesach, yes.

Chag Sameach!


Quoting KamWorthy:

Do you stick with Kosher items until April 2?



Quoting Bookwormy:

Pesach/Passover starts tomo evening & all you can think about is bacon & lobster?! How about chocolate dipped, caromel drzzeled, coconut covered mazah clusters?!

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