Saturday, June 2, 2018

I DON'T LIKE STARBUCKS AND I NEVER WILL AND NEVER GO AND NEVER WILL!

Martin Luther King’s niece to Starbucks: If you oppose racism, stop funding Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood 
Civil rights leader and pro-life activist Alveda King says Starbucks is missing an important part of its racial bias training by not addressing its partnership with Planned Parenthood. The abortion corporation receives funding via Starbucks matching gifts program, but King says that’s still too complicit with the abortion giant. Abortion is a leading killer of African Americans, and Planned Parenthood was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, in an effort to weed out what Sanger deemed “the unfit” members of society.
 

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you will also be boycotting:

Adobe
American Express
Avon
Bank of America
Bath & Body Works
Ben & Jerry’s
Boeing
Clorox
Converse
Deutsche Bank
Dockers
Energizer
Expedia
ExxonMobil
Fannie Mae
Groupon
Intuit
Johnson & Johnson
La Senza
Levi Strauss
Liberty Mutual
Macy’s
March of Dimes
Microsoft
Morgan Stanley
Nike
Oracle
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Progressive Insurance
Starbucks
Susan G. Komen
Tostitos
Unilever
United Way
Verizon
Wells Fargo

And...

Anonymous said...

3M
AAA
Abbott Laboratories
Abercrombie & Fitch
Adobe
Aetna
Aflac
Albertsons
Allstate
Amazon
American Airlines
American Express
American Greetings
AmerisourceBergen
Anheuser-Busch
Apostrophe
AT&T
AutoZone
Banana Republic
Barnes and Noble
Belk
Ben & Jerry’s
Best Buy
Black & Decker
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Calvin Klein
Campbell’s Soup
Caribou Coffee
Caterpillar
CBS
Cheryl’s
Chipotle
Chrysler/Dodge
Cigna
Cisco
Citigroup
Colgate-Palmolive
Comcast
ConocoPhillips
Costco
Crayola
CVS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Darden
Denny’s
Deutsche Bank
DHL
Diageo
DieHard
Discover
Dollar General
Dow Chemical
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
eBay
Ernst & Young
Expedia
Express Scripts Inc.
Family Dollar
Fannie Mae
FedEx
Food Lion
Ford
Forever 21
Freddie Mac
Gap
GEICO
General Electric
General Mills
General Motors
Goldman Sachs
Groupon
H-E-B
H&R Block
Hallmark Cards
Hanes
Hardee’s
Harris Teeter
Hasbro
HCA Holdings

And...

Anonymous said...

Henri Bendel
Hershey Company
Hess
Hewlett-Packard
Hillshire Brands Company
Hollister
Home Depot
Home Goods
Honda
Hormel
Houchens Industries
Hurleys
Hy-Vee
IBM
IHOP
Ikea
Ingram Micro
Intel
Intuit
J.Jill
Jack in the Box
JetBlue Airways
JiffyLube
Jo-Ann’s
Joe Boxer
John-Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls
Just Born Inc
Kawasaki
Kellogg’s
Kenmore
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kimberly-Cark
Kmart
Kohl’s
Kroger
Lands’ End
Lexus
Lockheed Martin
LOFT
Longhorn Steakhouse
Lowes
MAPCO
Mars Inc.
Marshalls
Mary Kay
MasterCard
Morgan Stanley
National Football League
NBC Universal
Nestle
New Balance
Nissan
Nordstrom
Office Depot
Office Max
Old Navy
Olive Garden
Orbitz
Panera Bread
Papa John’s
PayPal
PepsiCo
PINK
Pizza Hut
PricewaterhouseCoopers
ProFlowers
Prudential Financial and Insurance
Publix
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Ralph Lauren
Red Lobster
REI
Rite Aid
Safeway
Sam’s Club
Scripps Networks Interactive
Sears
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Shell Oil
Southern Company
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sprint
Staples
Starbucks
State Farm
Steak ‘n Shake
Subaru
SunTrust
SuperValu
Susan G. Komen
T-Mobile
T.J. Maxx
Taco Bell
Target
Texas Instruments
Toro
Tostitos
Toyota
Tyson Foods
Unilever
US Airways
USAA
Valero Energy Corporation
Victoria’s Secret
Wal-mart
Walgreens
WellPoint
Wells Fargo
Wells Interprises
Whataburger
Whirlpool Corporation
White Castle
Winn-Dixie Stores
Xerox
YWCA
Zales
Zaxby’s

Right...?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Just frequent chic fil a, you can't go wrong, don't go to any of those others either.

Victor said...

Anonymous:
Shows how evil corporate America is. On the other hand, if the Church in USA were serious about defending innocent human life, she would have your lists posted at the back of every church for which companies to boycott.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that’s quite a list of companies supporting the primary means of limiting increases in the number of blacks in our society. Why such universal agreement on this objective?

Anonymous said...

Right. One might not be able to boycott everyone but boycott the ones you can and shop as little as possible in the other ones.

Anonymous said...

Kavanaugh obviously supports organizations that exterminates black babies!! What a guy

Anonymous said...

Starbucks, or any of the trendy politically correct establishments pretending to be churches is repulsive. Starbucks is also one of the few coffeehouses of its kind, and so I support them for their business and not their moral agenda. Given a choice, I’d rather support an independent coffeehouse. Too many businesses are pretending to be churches.

Gene said...

Lousy coffee, high prices.

Not Kavanaugh said...

Father McDonald, where do you shop, if not at Kroger, Public, Sam's Club, Wal Mart or Winn Dixie? Is there a Piggly Wiggly left in Richmond Hills?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Piggly Wiggly, Harris Teeter on Hilton Head where I take my day off and retirement looms. Others shop for me and I don't ask questions.

Anonymous said...

If you support businesses that support or promote the NRA, you're also part of the Culture of Death.

Kanavan said...

Harris Teeter has been owned by Kroger for years, so spending $100 or $200 there is likely many times worse than buying a $4 coffee. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't see Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme on the list, some I'm fine as far as Coffee
anyway.

TJM said...

Kavanaugh.Actually the NRA defends and protects life. If they were like Planned Abortionhood they would instruct its members to shoot pregnant women in the stomach

Anonymous said...

Krispy Kreme is owned by McDonald’s, which supports both PP & gay marriage (enjoy the rainbow fries!)

Dunkin’ Donuts has better coffee than Starbucks at half the price.

Gene said...

Guns in the hands of good citizens preserve Western Civilization. Without them, the savages and the outlaws would run amok with impunity. Third World interlopers would invade the country (as they are already trying to through illegal immigration) and despoil it of its wealth and riches. The nation would be attacked from within by thugs and lawless minorities who hate Western Caucasian success and wealth, as well as the culture that arose from it. If you have any awareness at all, you should learn to shoot and carry concealed everywhere it is allowed. The NRA is a bastion against the "culture of death" because it keeps the savages from killing good people. NRA members are law abiding citizens who do not engage in drive-bys, gunfights at basketball games or in the parking lots of dives and rap nightclubs, or shootouts at drug deals gone bad. Liberals are too copulating stupid to comprehend this. After all, they are now defending MS 13 and terrorists, saying they would prefer their daughters date an MS 13 or terrorist member than a Republican or a conservative. This is how psychotic the Trump victory and his subsequent reforms have made them.

Henry said...

At a Walmart parking lot where every pickup sports a gun rack with a loaded rifle, you're not being to be a mass shooting victim. No chance. For sure, at my local Walmart, any aspirant mass shooter would be riddled before he could get off enough shots to qualify for the publicity he craves. And I suspect a couple of the ushers at the Mass I attended today were carrying, so we were probably safe there too.

Anonymous said...

Dunkin’ Donuts: good coffee but lousy WiFi for those who live on the road

Anonymous said...

My lists of names of those companies supporting Planned Parenthood wasn't about supporting abortion.

Nor is it about the race of the aborted babies.

When someone launces into a "We Must Boycott Company X Because They Support Abortion" you have to stop and consider whether or not 1) the boycott will have any impact and 2) whether you are going to employ the boycott against other companies that do the same.

It's easy to "boycott" Starbucks, especially for those of us who are not coffee drinkers.

Try to get Cisco, Unilever, Prudential, MasterCard, VISA, and American Express out of your lives. And if you are sitting using a computer you are contributing to the profits of Microsoft.

So, rather than meaningless online postings about this or that company.....

Anonymous said...

Gene: How are your precious body fluids holding up?

Cavern Awe said...

Pretending that the NRA is pro-life is pretty much exactly the same as claiming Planned Parenthood is anti-abortion. Grass is blue, sky is green, etc. etc.

Anonymous said...


The best and more effective strategy (other than a full-on organized boycott) is for enough people to write to the CEO and Board of Directors of these companies.

Gene said...

Anonymous @# 5:11: What in the Hell are you talking about?

Cavern Awe said...

Gene is TJM

Gene said...

Kavanaugh is Obammy.

TJM said...

Cavern Awe, Kavanauagh, Kavanaugh Wannabee, Carlton,

Same old abortion supporting priest. Planned Parenthood = Planned Abortionhood. Margaret Sanger referred to Blacks as weeds.

Anonymous 2 said...

This whole boycott thing seems very silly. Let us assume, for the sake of argument, that Catholics (and other like-minded Christian denominations) are encouraged to boycott Starbucks and all the other businesses that in some way, shape, or form support Planned Parenthood (which, we should also remember, does a whole lot more than provide abortion services). And let us assume further that Starbucks and other businesses succumb to this economic pressure out of concern for their bottom line. How long would it be, do you suppose, before the pro-choice movement called for all of_its_supporters to boycott Starbucks and the other businesses until they reinstated their support for PP?

This coercive cycle promises to go nowhere fast. There has to be a better way. The problem with coercive measures generally, whether they be legal or economic, is that they provide externally driven motivations whereas what is really needed is internally driven motivations. The real battle is for hearts and minds and not for mere outward conformity, which is very much a second best option and very likely often to result in resistance of various kinds.

For myself, I will continue patronizing Starbucks. I like the coffee (especially the new smooth Blonde roast) and the ambiance, and I enjoy being around the baristas and the other patrons. I make no secret of the fact that I am a practicing Catholic and when it seems appropriate, I try to prudently engage people in conversation about my faith. Perhaps this makes no difference to anyone except me, but it seems like the right thing to do.

This said, the kind of consciousness raising that Alveeda King engages in seems exactly right, as does the conclusion of her piece: “We’d be happy to sit down with you to discuss racial justice over a cup of coffee” (one assumes, in Starbucks).

What am I missing? If I am wrong in my attitude and approach, I trust that someone here will tell me.



Anonymous said...

TJM - You used your computer to reply. Hence you are supporting abortion by supporting Microsoft. Oh, have you cancelled your credit cards yet?

TJM said...

Kavanaugh,

I guess as a Catholic priest who upholds the sanctity of human life will be permanently off the internet since he certainly would not want to imperil his soul and scandalize his flock!!!

Anonymous said...

You guess wrong. And you used your computer and benefitted Microsoft again...

Anonymous said...

You guess wrong. And you used your computer and benefitted Microsoft again...

Anonymous said...

Your support for those who fund Planned Parenthood seems to know no bounds...

rcg said...

I am skeptical that it is possible for an individual to boycott commerce to affect a large organization like Planned Parenthood. What if the employees of Hobby Lobby each, as individuals, gave money to Planned Parenthood? It is estimated that as many as 80% of Catholics support abortion on demand, so would we boycott the Church of donations?

Certainly 'boycotting' an event held at Starbucks on behalf of Planned Parenthood, or even a coupon 'rebate' program that will give a portion to Planned Parenthood makes sense; that actually provides meaningful feedback to the corporation. Otherwise, I am not convinced it has any real impact.