Down In Your Cups

This year’s ‘holiday season’ red cups at Starbucks have stirred up critics who accuse the company of waging a war on Christmas. Starbucks said it removed the “symbols of the season,” in favor of a simple, two-toned red cup.

Starbucks vice president Jeffrey Fields said the company “wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

A former pastor, Joshua Feuerstein — who calls himself a “social media personality,” is one of many who’ve taken exception. He criticizes Starbucks for removing. “…Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.”

Because I’m not a fan of Starbucks, I honestly don’t care what sort of cup design they use for this Christmas season, but unfortunately, if a coffee cup design defines the meaning of Christmas for you – then you’re practicing religion — not celebrating your faith.

And there is a rather simple solution — if you don’t like how Starbucks, or any other company for that matter, conducts business — don’t buy from them.


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Tom Darby

Former radio personality and newspaper reporter

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