"This year`s holiday season red cups at Starbucks have stirred up critics who accuse the company of waging a war on Christmas.
Starbucks said it removed symbols of the season used in the past, which have included reindeer and ornaments, in favor of a simple, two-toned red cup.
When the cups rolled out in late October, Starbucks vice president Jeffrey Fields said the company "wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.`
Joshua Feuerstein, a former pastor who calls himself a "social media personality,` took exception.
He posted a video to Facebook on November 5 that went viral. Feuerstein criticizes Starbucks for removing "Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.` "
Starbucks doesn`t hate Christmas or the Baby Jesus, but they do hate offending the sensibilities of their hipster clientele. Starbucks has decided that it`s not good for their brand to associate with something as hokey as Christmas.
Evangelicals who are aesthetically or spiritually offended by the Starbucks holiday red cups should simply get their caffeine fix somewhere else, Starbucks like any other large corporation cares only about the bottom line.
Starbucks minimalist design banishes any trace of the religious or secular traditions of Christmas, their damn holiday cup looks like a Solo cup with a Starbucks logo.
I have never been a fan of Starbucks; I hate their over-priced coffee and their trendy clientele who linger for hours over their cup of coffee and Smartphones. Starbucks` disrespect for Christmas isn`t going to win me over, they need to get with the damn program and add a reindeer or an ornament to their holiday cup.
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