Poor Starbucks, getting it from both ends. Beverly LaHaye, wife of uber-fundamentalist Tim "Left Behind" LaHaye, founder of Concerned Women of America and right wing radio talker, has accused Starbucks of, da-dum!, "homosexual activism."
Whatever the hell that is.
Doug Ireland writes:
"Starbucks' crime? The company is corrupting our youth on its coffee cups. On the back of certain Starbucks cups, as part of their 'The Way I See It' series, is a quote from openly gay writer Armistead Maupin -- author of the Tales of the City series of six books that also became a TV series on PBS and Showtime, with Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney among its stars. Armistead's oh-so-dangerous words on the Starbucks cup read:
'My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.'Read more for Starbucks' other sins and an ironic footnote on the LaHaye offspring. (Direland)