Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the Barton-Starbucks Fuss

Columnist Bud Kennedy serves up some thoughts on the controversy brewing between David Barton and Starbucks. Turns out Bud doesn’t find much happening in the greater evangelical world, at least if the Southern Baptists are any guide.

At the annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting this week in Houston, the manager of the convention center Starbucks said lines have stayed long.

As Kennedy points out, Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore has discouraged boycotts and if the manager of the Houston convention center Starbucks is right, his brethren are following Moore rather than the boycotters.

Yours truly is quoted about half-way through the article, making a similar case as I presented here. Hope you’ll go read Bud’s column.

Print Friendly

  • Patrocles

    I don’t think that this general argument against boycotts must be taken seriously. In some months or years, we will see that the people who now speak against boycotts have found a cause where they support a boycott.

    That means, it’s not about principles but about causes.

    It’s like people telling you they are against war, because they haven’t yet found “their” war – the war which they feel is worthwile. You mustn’t argue with them, you only have to wait till they’ve found their cause.

  • Patrocles

    I don’t think that this general argument against boycotts must be taken seriously. In some months or years, we will see that the people who now speak against boycotts have found a cause where they support a boycott.

    That means, it’s not about principles but about causes.

    It’s like people telling you they are against war, because they haven’t yet found “their” war – the war which they feel is worthwile. You mustn’t argue with them, you only have to wait till they’ve found their cause.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X