Caught on camera: Moment Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defends company’s stance on same-sex marriage to anti-gay activist

The Daily Mail [UK]
24 March 2013

This is the moment Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blasted one of the company’s shareholders for openly criticizing its support for gay marriage.

During the business meeting last Wednesday, the coffee company head can be seen telling shareholder Tom Strobhar that he could sell his shares if he was unhappy in the manner in which the company was vocal on the subject.

‘It’s a free country,’ Mr Schultz said. ‘You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company…

…His comments prompted cheers and applause from the gathered stockholders and then the CEO offered the discontented stockholder a way out.

‘If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much,’ he told him…

The complete article, with video, is at The Daily Mail.


Update: Coffee Please — with a Side of Common Sense

…Let’s pick a platform, get the State out of ALL of our lives and get some consistency.

And some common sense along the way.


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