John Walker's Electronic House

Response To Christian Examiner

by on Sep.09, 2005, under Rants

Dear Sir,

Re: Starbucks promotes homosexual agenda with coffee cup

I find it to be deeply disturbing that, as a Christian organisation, it should be someone’s executing their freedom of speech to express an opinion that should give you cause to condemn Starbucks, and not, for instance, their despicable business practices, or selling of coffee beans harvested by slaves.

What message does this send out to the world? So far as I can tell, the only time you will step up and take action is when someone has a differing opinion to yours, which you would wish to silence in an oppressive and unloving way. With this being the case, you make it very clear that highlighting the plight of coffee plantation workers who are unpaid, or on so little money that they cannot afford basic human necessities, is not something you care about enough to dedicate your efforts toward.

I have no wish to enter into a discussion about your beliefs regarding homosexuality – your article’s vocabulary makes it very clear that you have no desire to give this matter any thought. I do, however, wish to learn how your organisation recognises its priorities. Do you genuinely believe that silencing a person’s comment on the fear they lived in because of their sexuality is a more pressing and important matter than the use of slavery actively supported by Western business?

Yours sincerely,

John Walker
Christians Who Think

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