Starbucks Red Holiday Cup Brews Up a War on Christmas Controversy


Starbucks Holiday cups have some folks seeing RED. It would appear that Starbucks has decided to take the Christmas out of their holiday cups this year. Instead of a secular Christmas theme on their cups like ornaments or snowflakes, they have decided to go with just red. Maybe they are looking to save money as they can use the same cups for Valentine’s Day. Enough of the excuses from Starbucks about how they are inclusive and serve customers from all walks of live and religions because that never stopped them in the past to having some sort of Christmas holiday decoration on their cups. Was it just this year that they decided to only serve those folks?

The Evolution of the Starbucks cup … Is anyone else noticing a change?









The sight of red cups being handed out at Starbucks usually signifies the “most wonderful time of the year” is underway, but this year’s holiday season at Starbucks is already being marred by a red cup controversy.

While red cups of Starbucks past have featured holiday symbols like reindeer and ornaments, this year’s cup is plain.

When the cup was unveiled earlier this month, the coffee chain described it as having a, “two-toned ombré design, with a bright poppy color on top that shades into a darker cranberry below.”

“Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays,” Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of design and content, said in a news release announcing the cup. “We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It’s a more open way to usher in the holiday.”

Ever since the 2015 cup was released in U.S. and Canada stores Nov. 1, Starbucks customers have taken to the Internet to say they do not like the cup’s “purity of design,” as Fields called it.

So if you have a problem with this you can do two things. One, do as former pastor Joshua Feuerstein did when he ordered his coffee and told the baristas that his name was “Merry Christmas” and thus making Starbucks write Merry Christmas on their cup. Or you could just not go to Starbucks and save yourself $5 for a coffee.

Starbucks Against the Second Amendment? Ask Customers to Leave Guns at Home

So what part about the Second Amendment and the following of US laws doesn’t Starbucks quite get?

Starbucks Corp, the overpriced coffee chain is asking their US customers who have “open carry” or “conceal carry” permits to leave their guns at home. Starbucks claim that they did not want to get involved in the open carry gun debate, yet they just did. Does Starbucks serve waffles? When a company sides with one side of the debate and restricts the other, that is the definition of taking a side. Just curious, how would you know whether I have carrying or not carrying a concealed weapon while ordering a Pumpkin Spice Latte?  The Starbucks’ request does not apply to authorized law enforcement personnel.

A note to Starbucks, none of the mass shootings, especially the one in Newtown, CT was done by an individual who legally could carry a fire arm.Those who believe in the Second Amendment can always chose not to frequent Starbucks following this decision. I guess not spending money I over-priced coffee will allow for the purchase of more ammunition.


Coffee chain Starbucks Corp has asked U.S. customers to leave their guns at home after being dragged into an increasingly fractious debate over U.S. gun rights in the wake of multiple mass shootings.

While many U.S. restaurant chains and retailers do not allow firearms on their properties, Starbucks’ policy had been to default to local gun laws, including “open carry” regulations in many U.S. states that allow people to bring guns into stores.

In August, this led gun-rights advocates to hold a national “Starbucks Appreciation Day” to thank the firm for its stance, pulling the company deeper into the fierce political fight.

Locations for Starbucks Appreciation Day events included Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot dead in an elementary school in December. Starbucks closed that shop before the event was scheduled to begin.

Chief Executive Howard Schultz said in an open letter to customers late Tuesday that Starbucks Appreciation Day events “disingenuously portray Starbucks as a champion of ‘open carry.’ To be clear: we do not want these events in our stores.”

I wonder how many Starbucks employees would be thankful if some one legally carrying a gun actually saved them during a commission of a crime? All Starbucks just accomplished was making themselves a gun-free zone and susceptible to future crime by those who do not follow the law.

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