Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Flopsy Turvey world

I found it amusing that, while the press passed silently on the Starbucks cup in which Amistead Maupin opined about being gay, the press has picked up as controversial the fact that a cup is actually going to mention God in a positive way:

Coffee drinkers could get a spiritual jolt with their java in the spring when Starbucks begins putting a God-filled quote from the Rev. Rick Warren, author of the mega-selling The Purpose-Driven Life, on its cups. It will be the first mention of God in the company's provocative quote campaign, The Way I See It. In 2005, Starbucks is printing 63 quotes from writers, scientists, musicians, athletes, politicians and cultural critics on cups for company-run and licensed locations to carry on the coffeehouse tradition of conversation and debate. Some mention "faith in the human spirit," but none is overtly religious. Last month, Baylor University pulled Starbucks cups after objections to a quote from writer Armistead Maupin saying that "life is too damn short" to hide being gay.
And yet the MSM and the Left continue to profess perplexity at the fact that religious people feel popular culture is hostile to religion....