Friday, December 21, 2012

Catholic University Students Petition to Have Starbucks Removed from Campus

From the Cardinal Newman Society:

Over 500 students at The Catholic University of America have signed a petition to have Starbucks removed from the campus, citing the coffee giant’s financial support of Planned Parenthood and its efforts to overturn traditional marriage.

Students currently pay $3 to $5 for a 20 oz cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee in the Pryzbyla Center. Compare this to $2 to $4 for a comparable 20 oz Dunkin Donuts Coffee at other universities. These high prices help maintain Starbucks’ above average profit margin of 10.66% and fund their numerous political activities.

Starbucks is currently using their revenues to overturn a federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman, and also for gift-matching to Planned Parenthood. We, the community of Catholic University of America, feel that we are entitled to a less expensive cup of coffee, whose price corresponds only to the quality of the product and not to the political agenda of the corporation.

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Starbucks is decent tasting coffee, but who wants to contribute to their political agenda? I have been boycotting it for some time because of their support of Planned Parenthood and gay marriage. Why not switch to Mystic Monk Coffee and support the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming?

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