Starbucks is brewing a fresh pot of controversy.
The specialty coffee company's annual red cup is causing quite a stir — not because of what's in the cup, but for what's on it — or isn't on it. This year's simple red cup is devoid of Christmas or holiday motifs, and that's ruffling feathers, especially among many Evangelicals who feel that Christmas has been left out.
Many social media users commented that Starbucks was deliberately attacking Christianity and the birth of Jesus through its lack of Christmastime cup decor, claiming a Starbucks "war on Christmas."
Popular Facebook preacher and former TV and radio evangelist, Joshua Feuerstein, commented to his 1.8 million followers, saying, "Starbucks removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus."
Feuerstein then instructed followers to ask Starbucks baristas to write "Merry Christmas" on their cups, instead of their names, and to use the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks on social media.
Famous actors and politicians have also joined in revolt against Starbucks. Even Donald Trump weighed in on the controversial cup during a rally in Illinois on Monday. "No more 'Merry Christmas' at Starbucks. No more," he said. "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks."
"The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure, noticeably annoyed by reaction to the cup, took to Facebook with her argument. See the former "Full House" star's comments below:
Starbucks War on Christmas?
It's a red cup, folks.
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