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"Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 08, 2015 02:05PM

[nypost.com] A group of Christian evangelists gripes that Starbucks is waging a “war on Christmas” by removing holiday images from its seasonal cup design.
Instead of the usual array of decorative images such as Christmas trees and snowflakes that have adorned the coffee cups in holidays past, the corporation has chosen to take a more minimal approach and made the cups a simple red with their green and white logo.
“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus,” said Joshua Feuerstein in a viral Facebook post that garnered nearly 10.5 million views since Thursday.
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He goes on to urge people to say their name is "Merry Christmas" when ordering a drink at Starbucks so that baristas have to say the words to them and bring Christmas to the plain cups. [www.ajc.com]

I would like to add my modest suggestion for resolving this important issue:
Starbucks should just announce this is an early edition of their "Blood of Christ Easter Cup".
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 08, 2015 02:17PM
and in other news....


Ben Carson has a painting of him with Jesus [nypost.com]
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 08, 2015 03:56PM
LOL. Yes, with every venti peppermint mocha sip, you are reminding Jesus that you hate him, too. This shit is just too amusing.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 08, 2015 04:44PM
A group of Christian evangelists gripes that [fill in the blank] is waging a “war on Christmas” by [fill in the blank]
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 08, 2015 04:57PM
I envy these people who have such wonderful lives that they have to go out and actively work at it to find something to be upset about. I guess Jesus really has blessed them. smiley-music039



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 08, 2015 04:59PM
I loved Salon's take on this.
This is why Hobby Lobby should just open a coffee shop and a pharmacy inside every store so the people who follow this guy won’t ever have to be offended by the secular world they live in ever again.


[www.salon.com]

I have to wonder though was this prank originated by Starbucks' marketing people because this guy's call to action to his fellow culture warriors is to go to Starbucks and buy their product...
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 08, 2015 05:02PM
I didn't give this enough thought to notice that, yeah, he's encouraging people to buy coffee at Starbucks. lol.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: beagledave
Date: November 08, 2015 05:08PM
Exactly, usually the butt hurt usual suspects on the right boycott (or SAY they'll boycott) products like Doritos or whatever.

This guy is ENCOURAGING more sales? Genius.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: November 08, 2015 05:52PM
Where are the blue and red/black/green-striped cups for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Pam
Date: November 08, 2015 05:57PM
More and more people are opting out of organized religion. Is it any wonder why?
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 08, 2015 07:37PM
Has Bill O'Really begun his War on Christmas meme yet? I can't get Faux News here so I get behind on the latest thing the haters are going to be hating.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 08, 2015 09:31PM
I'm so sick and tired of this War on Christmas crap. I see almost every time I get on FaceBook. It started
way back in Sept. this year. I usually respond with this:

"Strange that I remember people saying "Happy Holidays" even as a child. Guess people have been getting
offended for much longer than I thought. I believe some of Mom's decorations used to say Happy Holidays,
guess Mom didn't know she was being offensive. Frankly I don't remember this being a problem until
Social Media came along. When most people say "Happy Holidays" they are usually referring to the period
between Thanksgiving and New Years not just Christmas. Christ is in your heart and soul and no one can
take that away."




Grateful11
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 08, 2015 09:37PM
Quote
Steve G.
and in other news....


Ben Carson has a painting of him with Jesus [nypost.com]

Sure enough, scroll down to the second to the last photo:

[www.msnbc.com]



Grateful11
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: decay
Date: November 09, 2015 08:30AM
Walk the walk.



where's the love? I thought GOD IS LOVE.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: mstudio
Date: November 09, 2015 09:03AM
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decay

where's the love? I thought GOD IS LOVE.



Only when it's convenient.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 09, 2015 09:46AM
How many atheists would it take to solve the orphan problem?
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 09, 2015 09:52AM
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Steve G.
and in other news....


Ben Carson has a painting of him with Jesus [nypost.com]

That could be Eric LaSalle.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 09, 2015 10:05AM
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mstudio
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decay
where's the love? I thought GOD IS LOVE.
Only when it's convenient.

And only with whipped cream.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 09, 2015 10:36AM

Next thing ya know...
Bed Bath and Beyond will stop selling Hanukkah stockings
(part of any traditional celebration)
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 09, 2015 10:46AM
Here's an excellent read on this subject:

[fabfischerfive.blogspot.com]



Grateful11
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 09, 2015 10:47AM




Grateful11
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: bruceko
Date: November 09, 2015 11:04AM
Everybody else gets to protest about something. why shouldn't Christians be allowed?
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 09, 2015 11:18AM
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bruceko
Everybody else gets to protest about something. why shouldn't Christians be allowed?

They can protest about whatever they want.

And they are.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 09, 2015 11:19AM
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bruceko
Everybody else gets to protest about something. why shouldn't Christians be allowed?

They certainly can. And they can by as big of hypocrites as non-Christian protestors.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 09, 2015 12:07PM
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Grateful11
Here's an excellent read on this subject:

[fabfischerfive.blogspot.com]

GOOD POINT: It is a sad state of affairs that our country has commercialized Christmas to the point that apparently certain people thought the Starbucks holiday cups from years past actually represented the true meaning of Christmas? In fact, I did a little investigating because I do like to indulge occasionally in an overpriced peppermint mocha, and I can't remember one Starbucks cup that has ever represented the true meaning of Christmas?

And I'm with you, Grateful11, I have heard Happy Holidays all my life, seen it on plenty of cards back in the day, and thought it was a compression of Christmas & New Years and yeah perhaps Thanksgiving, so I don't actually consider it a "War-On-Christmas" greeting. It's just a catch-all term which has morphed in recent years to catch even more holidays than before.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 09, 2015 12:57PM
[The song] "Happy Holidays" was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942* film Holiday Inn, where it is performed in a medley with the title song. While it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song, in the film it is performed on New Year's Eve, and expresses a wish for the listener to enjoy "happy holidays" throughout the entire year.

The song helped to popularize the phrase "Happy holidays" as a common greeting during the Christmas and holiday season in the United States."


[www.youtube.com]

*73 years ago!



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: decay
Date: November 09, 2015 01:24PM
I have seen Happy Holidays music albums from the 60s. It's nothing new.

It's the perception of US persecution of a majority, unlike in other countries were Christians truly are persecuted and put to death. Unlike here, where they have the most support of anyone.

Even the Grinch got it, eventually. Maybe these Xian Grinches need to re-read some non-religious children's books.

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


Wikipedia:
Many of Geisel's books express his views on a remarkable variety of social and political issues: The Lorax (1971), about environmentalism and anti-consumerism; "The Sneetches" (1961), about racial equality; The Butter Battle Book (1984), about the arms race; Yertle the Turtle (1958), about Hitler and anti-authoritarianism; How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957), criticizing the materialism and consumerism of the Christmas season; and Horton Hears a Who! (1954), about anti-isolationism and internationalism.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 09, 2015 01:56PM
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decay
It's the perception of US persecution of a majority, unlike in other countries were Christians truly are persecuted and put to death. Unlike here, where they have the most support of anyone.

To the guy getting his panties in a wad over Starbucks, persecution means not being allowed to force his religious views on others.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 09, 2015 02:26PM
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 09, 2015 03:17PM
It's all about $$$. The evangelical fundamentalists folks who push this get publicity which leads to money in their pockets.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 09, 2015 10:12PM
True, wedge issues always equal income for someone somewhere.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 09, 2015 10:14PM
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$tevie

I thought that was their Easter cup... winking smiley Love theoatmeal.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: decay
Date: November 10, 2015 01:24PM
just curious... are there pine trees, glass ornaments, and snow in the part of the world were Jesus was born?

if not, why do Christians demand they be on a coffee cup?

"oh, sky cake..."

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 10, 2015 01:46PM
Hey, Jesus and Santa go way back.

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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: billb
Date: November 10, 2015 02:37PM
I don't know which is more pathetic,
The one fruitcake Joshua Feuerstein who made some stupid video that went "viral" or the fruitcake leftwing media and their chump sheep followers that has allowed ONEfruitcake turn them into a bunch of raving lunatics threatened by one pathetic little man.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 10, 2015 02:48PM
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billb
... turn them into a bunch of raving lunatics threatened by one pathetic little man.

Where are you seeing anyone "threatened"? Please explain.

threaten - verb [with obj.] cause (someone or something) to be vulnerable or at risk; endanger

The commentaries I'm seeing are mocking this guy's protestations and highlighting their ridiculousness.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 10, 2015 02:52PM
I'm going have Starbucks write my name on the cup, 'Lucky Dreidel'.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 10, 2015 03:07PM
Obviously, the only reasonable way to deal with this is to bring your gun with you into Starbucks.
That's what Jesus would do.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: November 10, 2015 06:24PM
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Steve G.
Obviously, the only reasonable way to deal with this is to bring your gun with you into Starbucks.
That's what Jesus would do.

And Santa.





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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 10, 2015 09:24PM
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DeusxMac
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billb
... turn them into a bunch of raving lunatics threatened by one pathetic little man.

Where are you seeing anyone "threatened"? Please explain.

threaten - verb [with obj.] cause (someone or something) to be vulnerable or at risk; endanger

The commentaries I'm seeing are mocking this guy's protestations and highlighting their ridiculousness.

The effort placed into mocking the video across the interwebs far outweighs the efforts of those agreeing with it.

If the whole thing took place on a forum, I'd say y'all been trolled.
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 10, 2015 11:26PM
Sometimes something comes along which makes a perfect vehicle to express one's frustration/contempt/aggravation/exhaustion with certain people. It's entertaining.



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: decay
Date: November 11, 2015 11:24AM
Joshua Feuerstein - some background on the shyster who started it all.

shades of Westboro Baptist 'Church'

[www.dailykos.com]

Feuerstein's Fraudulent Funding
[www.youtube.com]



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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 11, 2015 05:54PM
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Re: "Christian group slams Starbucks holiday cup as ‘War on Christmas’"
Posted by: decay
Date: November 12, 2015 09:32AM


haha



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