David Barton, the founder of the
Texas-based WallBuilders, has said that Christians cannot drink
Starbucks coffee and “be biblically right.”
Barton made his claims during a service
at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.
“Starbucks is pouring all this money
into destroying traditional marriage,” Barton
told the audience. “The question is, can a Christian give
money to a group he knows will use it to attack what God supports?
If you know that when you buy a cup of Starbucks, 5, 10, 15 cents is
going to be used to defeat marriage, can you do that? The answer is
“Biblically, there's no way a
Christian can help support what is attacking God. I'm sorry, you've
got to find some other coffee to drink. You can't drink Starbucks
and be biblically correct in this thing. It's just a real simple
principle.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Last year, the National Organization
for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage
equality, launched a boycott against Starbucks after it endorsed
passage of a marriage bill in its home state of Washington.
Howard Schultz defends decision to back gay marriage.)