I am sure that by now you have heard of the “Christmas Cup Debacle of 2015”. If you haven’t, you must be related to my husband because he also knew nothing. And he visits two different Starbucks A WEEK with his job. Basically, people are outraged that Starbucks decided to go with a minimalistic red cup with a green logo on the front this year. You got people screaming injustice! Rage! STARBUCKS HATES JESUS!
Wait… what? You are upset because a company, who has never before claimed to be the least bit “Christian”, made a generic red and green cup. That you will use once and toss? You have people shouting to “Ban Starbucks and everything they stand for” because you’re unhappy about the design? Because it isn’t Jesus enough? Last time I checked, the reindeer, snowflakes, snowmen and sleds that have previously adorned said mugs, also never depicted any sort of religious scene either and yet no one was upset then. Even if they were, they didn’t make videos telling everyone to boycott a coffee shop or go on long Facebook rants saying how despicable this place is, for yet again, refusing to promote something it doesn’t stand for. This is the equivalent of being upset at Hobby Lobby, a Christian based company, for being closed on Sundays so their employees can go to worship and spend time with their families. You can’t bring up one “injustice” and sweep everything else under the rug because it works in your favor. If you are so dependent on a cup to solidify your belief in a Higher Power, than I think you have some issues you need to work out on your own time.
I am almost to the point where I don’t want to turn on the news or scroll through my feed on Facebook because of the amount of people complaining about “Political Correctness” and how offended they are about everything. How did we get to the point in this world that we are more concerned by the color on a coffee cup than we are by the homeless freezing in the streets, human trafficking, drugs killing our kids, children dropping out of school and having babies when they’re just babies themselves, our Vet’s barely being able to afford to live? If everyone showed as much concern for issues that actually matter, rather then a cup that you don’t like the color of, don’t you think we could make some drastic changes? Instead of lying to the barista about your name being Merry Christmas, maybe you should just tell them God bless instead. Walk someone to Jesus, instead of shouting indignities to those whose job is to hand you the cup of coffee you asked for.
In the meantime, I will be sitting pretty with my coffee cup being thankful that I could even afford their expensive brew.