In his daily radio bulletin, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins used a series of puns to express his outrage at Starbucks over the company’s support for legislation in Washington state to legalize same-sex marriage. The National Organization for Marriage and Liberty Counsel have also attacked the coffee company for supporting gay rights, and one pastor even said that the decision is proof that “Starbucks Hates God.” Perkins lashed out at Starbucks’ “attack on marriage” and “radical agenda,” warning “if Starbucks wants to focus on politics, then its profits are on dangerous grounds”:
Perkins: There’s more than coffee brewing at Starbucks. There’s controversy too. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Starbucks is stirring the pot all right, but with a liberal agenda that’s got customers shaking their heads. In the fight over marriage in Washington State, the Seattle company is picking sides. Last week, the chain announced it’ll join the attack on marriage and endorse homosexual unions. Spokesman Karen Holmes said, “This important legislation is aligned with Starbucks business practices… It is core to who we are and what we value as a company.” Well, it may be at the core of who Starbucks is, but it’s not at the core of who America is. Voters overwhelmingly believe in man-woman marriage–and they’ve passed 30 straight amendments to prove it. If Starbucks thinks people like their radical agenda, I hate to spill the beans. But people can get their caffeine fix anywhere. So if Starbucks wants to focus on politics, then its profits are on dangerous grounds.