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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)

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