(AgapePress) – A pro-family leader is praising the largest Baptist university in the world for pulling coffee cups from its Starbucks store that featured a quote from a homosexual author.
Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has removed the offending coffee cups from its Starbucks store, citing the school’s opposition to the homosexual lifestyle. The cups that were removed display a quote from homosexual author Armistead Maupin lamenting that he waited so long before embracing his homosexual identity.
Bob Knight with the Culture and Family Institute in Washington, DC, says his group has challenged the Starbucks Coffee Company by asking why it has a pro-homosexual quote, but not one from a former homosexual.
“Starbucks shouldn’t be putting a cup like that out, certainly not on college campuses,” says Knight. “And I think Baylor was right in saying [it was] not going to distribute something like this [because] it goes against [the school’s] mission.” He also suggests the school stand firm on its convictions and tell those who would criticize Baylor “that’s the way it goes.”
According to the CFI director, the popular coffee retailer has a history of supporting pro-homosexual and other liberal causes. Knight points out Starbucks’ sponsorship of the San Diego Gay Pride Parade and Festival, which he says included “nudity, sex acts, and even a float from a porn store in the parade” as well as a children’s garden.”
“I don’t think they ought to be mixing those things,” Knight states. “And when it was brought to Starbucks’ attention that they shouldn’t promote this kind of thing, they just said ‘tough, we’re going to do it anyway.'”
Knight suggests that opponents of the homosexual agenda either let Starbucks know they do not appreciate its support for pro-homosexual causes — or buy their coffee elsewhere.
The coffee cup controversy began after a staffer with Knight’s group wrote a column for WorldNetDaily revealing that Starbucks has been shoveling dollars into the homosexual movement.
So here’s a story that is TRUE…although at first glance I thought it was fiction. I am so confused!
If you can’t read the quote on the cup, it says:
“My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for 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.”
The quote is from Armistead Maupin, who wrote “Tales of the City,” a bestseller-turned-PBS drama.
Bottom line: Christians are idiots. And a Baptist University of higher-learning is an oxymoron.
Also, this editorial by Damian Good from the Seattle Times is quite excellent on the topic.
Updated at 3:59 P.M. on October 5.