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04/01/2013

Video: Baptist pastor's long-winded justification for both opposing equality and retaining Caramel Macchiatos

by Jeremy Hooper

He's certainly not digging on people who are "living lifestyles contrary to what the bible says." But that Starbucks is powerful and addictive stuff, you know. That being so, here's Northside Baptist Church pastor Stephen Goode "explaining" how he can both support the larger agenda of groups like the National Organization For Marriage yet still patronize the proudly pro-equality Starbucks:

I totally get it. My office overlooks a Starbucks, meaning I crave it about 3/4 of my day. Happily, my cravings mean supporting a company that supports the ring on my Venti cup–holding hand. But if those who oppose that same ring want to support the company as well? Who am I to stop them.

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