Baptist School Pulls Starbucks Cups Over Gay Author's Quote

Starbucks Cups with Gay Author's Quote Pulled from Baylor

from The Seattle Times

WACO, Texas – Coffee cups with a gay author's quote about growing up homosexual have been pulled from Baylor University's Starbucks coffee shop.

Dining contractor Aramark pulled the cups earlier this month from the campus store following an e-mail sent to Baylor's dining service, saying the quote was inappropriate at a Baptist University.

Aramark, which oversees the coffee outlet, consulted with Starbucks' district office and removed the cups to avoid offending others, Baylor officials said Monday.

"My understanding is it was a decision made by Baylor dining services staff, and I've not yet been able to trace it back to any Baylor administrators telling them point-blank to pull the cup," Baylor spokesman Larry Brumley said. "I think they were trying to be sensitive. Obviously, Baylor is a Baptist-affiliated institution, and Baptists as a denomination have been pretty outspoken on the record about the denomination's views about the homosexual lifestyle."

The quote from novelist Armistead Maupin reads:

"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."

Concerned Women for America, a national Christian women's organization, says Starbucks, which is based in Seattle, is promoting a homosexual agenda with the cup.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we must protect the innocent, helpless children at Baylor from a reading a harmless viewpoint that they might not agree with. Surely their religious faith must not be that strong if one quote has the ability to shatter their belief in God.

September 27, 2005 7:28 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

Baptists are like those little crystalline kittens your grandma collects. Sharp edges yet so easily shattered.

October 14, 2005 7:49 AM  

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