Thursday, September 08, 2005

STARBUCKS AND HOMOSEXUALITY

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It is no secret that I like coffee, but what serves as wisdom on the side of Starbuck's coffee cup #43 is making the coffee hard to swallow. Armistead Maupin, author of "Tale of the City", offers the following bit of wisdom to the one holding this cup: "My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too &#@! [course language] short." Now that being homosexual has become acceptable, even fashionable, Starbuck's seems to be encouraging young people to come out and start having sexual relations. Starbucks will point to the disclaimer at the bottom of the cup which says that the author's opinion is not "necessarily" that of the company. But the company is clearly advancing this ideology by paying for the cup. The Bible says, and I believe it, that this agenda is wrong and ought to cause people of faith to take their business elsewhere.

The Bible says, what is also a matter of common sense, that homosexuality is contrary to nature and is sinful. The Apostle Paul wrote,

"For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." - Romans 1:26,27All human beings are valuable to God and everyone sins, but the the justification of what is unnatural should not be supported. No matter how much we dislike being confrontational and judgmental, we must not fail to speak the truth. Homosexuality is a sin to be repented of, the same as any other sin: sexual or otherwise."Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God." - 1 Cor. 6:9,10It really should bother us that Starbuck's has taken up the cause of normalizing homosexual behavior.

(Read more on the Starbucks agenda and decide: Click Here)

7 comments:

  1. God loves all of his sons and daughters...whether they are gay or not. you should too.

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  2. Please don't spread confusion here. Because I don't love what people do doesn't mean that I hate them. I'm not a proponent of loving everything that people do. The whole idea that "fear" kept someone back from "loving" is bogus. What the Starbucks author was talking about was something quite different than love and I don't believe that is a healthy message.

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  3. Anonymous11:12 AM

    "God loves all of his sons and daughters...whether they are gay or not...."It is true that God loves his sons and daughters, and I do too, but God will punish those who justify and practice what He says is sinful.

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  4. Anonymous10:42 PM

    you arrogance is putrid and very typical of christian and mormon behavior.

    My extensive personal experience, with both cults, is that your attitude is indicative of fear and possibly repressed curiosity coupled with a twisted understanding of what it means to be a "man". The repression is most terrifying typically leading to child and spousal abuse.

    Your need for order and submission is equally disturbing; however, keeping it within your cult makes the rest of safe, because God knows, it would not be tolerated in the world I live in.

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  5. If I have sounded arrogant, then I apologize. I am writing about what I believe, but I represent no harm to anyone. Christians are not intolerant and they tend to be quite peaceful. But the world in which you live, or that you envision, has no toleration for those like me who simply speak? That's a dangerously intolerant position you have. Now, there are religious groups in the world that are very intolerant of the homosexual lifestyle and they give the death sentence for the sin. Those are the ones you should fear. But I know of no Christian who has or would suggest such a thing. Christians are peaceful, but your words suggest that you are not.

    Also, the idea that my belief is really about "fear", or a "repressed curiosity", or a "twisted understanding of what it means to be a 'man'" is way off the mark. You are wrong on all three points. But that is what you choose to believe because it makes you feel justified.

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  6. http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/07/D8CFPOB00.html

    There is hope that the right can still prevail. Now, if the courts would only stop legislating...

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  7. Right, speaking of legislating, I heard that a judge is going to, or has, blocked the closure of a military base. One judge made this decision because the governor and state would suffer hardship with the closing. Maybe it would, but that is not a judicial decision to make. The mindset of these judges is mind-boggling and ominous. Who knows where it will go. The governor of California said he will veto a bill making same-sex marriage legal because the citizens voted against it. The homosexual and lesbian community have only one hope and that is to get it passed in the courts. That would be a travesty.

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