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Dear Christians Boycotting Starbucks

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Like coffee?

I do too. I drink it everyday. Actually, more like several times a day. I wouldn’t want to go a day without it.


There’s a Starbucks by my house. I sometimes go there before work or church. But I usually don’t. Not because I’m boycotting Starbucks or anything, but because it’s cheaper to make coffee at home.

As you and I both know, Starbucks will be using all red cups for the holiday season–a simple design with no reference to anything Christmas-related (or really to anything at all).

I saw the video of the guy that started this whole thing. But I also saw your Facebook post. It seems like, well, you’re angry. Am I right?

I get it. It’s kinda annoying when the local nativity scene which offended exactly no one for many years is removed. I too think it’s silly. I too want to keep Christ in Christmas.

But can I share some stats with you?

Sorry to change the topic so quickly. But I just wanted to remind you of some alarming statistics:

  1. There’s roughly 1.2 million abortions performed every year.
  2. There’s over 2.5 million girls ensared in human sex-trafficking across the world.
  3. Almost 3 billon people in the world have never heard the gospel.

Please. I’m not trying to make you feel guilty. And anger is not always bad. “Be angry and do not sin,” says Paul (Ephesians 4:26). Anger can be good.

But I think you should shift your anger towards murdered babies, harassed women, and the fact that many are dying without Jesus. I think your anger is misplaced. And I want to encourage you to focus your anger on things that actually matter.

May God bless you this holiday season,


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