Have you heard the news? Christians are upset about something. Oh, and they’re being vocal about it. Oh, and it’s about a cup.
If you haven’t heard, Starbucks recently released their new holiday cups, and some Christians are upset about them. In a recent viral Facebook post, an Arizona pastor wrote, “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus.”
Um, what the flippin’ heck?!
In previous years, Starbucks has had ornaments, nature scenes and snowflakes on their cups in November and December to add festivity during the holiday season.
Andrea Williams of the U.K.-based organization Christian Concern told Breitbart, “This is a denial of historical reality and the great Christian heritage behind the American Dream that has so benefitted Starbucks…This also denies the hope of Jesus Christ and His story so powerfully at this time of year.”
Because I thought snowflakes symbolized winter and hot cocoa and mittens and watching A Christmas Story. I don’t remember seeing anywhere in the Bible how snowflakes personify Jesus. It seems that many Christians freak out when companies use non-Christian symbols like Santa or snowflakes in their promotional holiday material.
So, basically, no matter what the world does, Christians are upset. Use snowflakes, and we’ll scream our heads off. Take them off, and we’ll pee our pants.
Can I just say it again?
And we wonder why the world hates us. Are we really going to get upset about how a company (who does not claim to be Christian, by the way) decides to DECORATE THEIR CUPS?!
Look where I am right now:
Yup, I’m doing it.
Ok, listen. I’m all for standing up for our beliefs. I believe in speaking up for the sanctity of life, for preserving the family unit, and for being allowed to practice our religion freely.
But I am not, I repeat, I am not ok with throwing condemning stones and crying “discrimination” about a freakin’ holiday cup.
IT’S A CUP, PEOPLE.
No matter your opinion on Starbucks and their practices, this is not a battle worth fighting. As a matter of fact, you’re hurting the Christian cause by getting your panties in a bunch over this. For reals.
How about buying a cup of coffee for that homeless person sitting outside in the rain and telling them Jesus loves them, and so do you?
That, friends, will help spread the love of Jesus. Not whining about a cup.