It doesn't look like Peter LaBarbera will be indulging in a Frappuccino anytime soon.
As Right Wing Watch first reported, the Americans for Truth about Homosexuality's president fired off at Starbucks in a blog post, saying that his Mother's Day was ruined after viewing a new ad for the Teavana Oprah Chai Latte which featured "snuggling Starbucks lesbians" in what he described as "an alphabetic homoerotic embrace.” (Check out the full clip above)
Arguing that the coffee giant has "sold its corporate soul...to the homosexual agenda," LaBarbera writes:
Let’s face it: finding substitutes for overpriced yuppie coffee is pretty easy. We’ll see what happens, but one thing is certain: Starbucks execs are not backing down in their support of sexual sin and they surely aren’t acting like they fear the consumer power of mobilized religious conservatives.
As for the content of the ad, Oprah and Starbucks are dead wrong: Two lesbians “moms” are NOT better than one mom–especially one raising children with her husband and their father in a real marriage. And if higher numbers are better, wouldn’t three or four lesbian moms be best? We used to take it for granted that kids do better with a married mother and father, but now that’s a point of contention and marriage itself is being radically redefined.
He concludes the blog by deeming same-sex relationships "deviant and immoral behavior condemned by God."
Read LaBarbera's full blog post here.
Of course, it isn't the first time that Starbucks has been criticized for its support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. In 2012, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched an international "Dump Starbucks" campaign after Starbucks joined a then-growing list of major corporations by publicly endorsing same-sex marriage legislation in Washington state.
"We will not tolerate an international company attempting to force its misguided values on citizens," NOM President Brian Brown is quoted by The Miami Herald as saying at the time. "The majority of Americans and virtually every consumer in some countries in which Starbucks operates believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. They will not be pleased to learn that their money is being used to advance gay marriage in society."
Shortly afterward, Pastor Bob Enyart of Denver Bible Church released a bizarre video which showed him purchasing a Starbucks coffee before proceeding to dump it down a sewer in protest.