Why Some Christians Aren’t Feeling Starbucks’ Holiday Cups
As someone who was born into and raised in a household with some pretty solid Christian values, I have to admit that I was pretty shocked to learn that there are some in the faith who are quite upset with Starbucks over their new holiday cups. Most of the Christians I know personally don’t put that much thought into Christmas and holiday commercialism for two reasons:
1. They realize that the bottom line is driving up end-of-year sales.
2. Everyone who celebrates Christmas is not doing so for the same reasons that Christians do.
In previous years, holiday-themed cups from the coffee shop chain would feature Christmas-themed symbols such as ornaments, reindeer, and snowflakes. However, this year, the brand’s signature white cups and green tops were replaced with simple red cups, with white lids—and some Christians are in their feelings about it.
“This is a denial of historical reality and the great Christian heritage behind the American Dream that has so benefitted Starbucks,” Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams told Breitbart. “This also denies the hope of Jesus Christ and His story so powerfully at this time of year.”
Um, since when did snowflakes, reindeer and snowmen accurately represent Jesus’ birth? These symbols mean no more to Christ’s birth than the Easter Bunny and Peeps signify His crucifixion. However, that’s the battle that some chose to fight over the past week or so. Go figure.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how people intend to protest against Starbucks and this so-called “war on Christianity,” the plan is to walk into Starbucks, tell the barista that your name is Merry Christmas, forcing them to write it on your cup.
Lol, we tell you no lies, folks. Check out the #MerryChristmasStarbucks hashtag if you think we’re joking.