Starbucks, headquartered in Seattle, has long exalted itself against God and His laws. In 2007 the company printed anti-God slogans on some of their coffee cups. In January of this year, Starbucks was one of the major corporations that endorsed the homosexual “marriage” law in Washington State. In a statement sent to all of its employees, Starbucks said the legislation “is core to who we are and what we value” (CNSNews, Jan. 27, 2012). Now Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz have boasted that the company’s stance has not hurt its bottom line. At a stockholders meeting, Schultz said, “Candidly, since we made that decision, there has not been any dilution whatsoever in our business” (“Starbucks,” WorldNetDaily, May 16, 2012). In response, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched the Dump Starbucks campaign. Jonathan Baker, founder of the NOM and a Starbucks shareholder, says, “If Howard Schultz and his insular Seattle liberals hear from enough of us, management will move to a more genuinely inclusive attitude toward its customers’ and partners’ diverse views on marriage. People should be able to drink or serve a great cup of coffee without betraying their own core values on marriage.” That’s all well and good (though I don’t think Starbucks serves good coffee). The problem is that practically all of the major multi-national corporations flaunt God’s laws, including Microsoft, Apple, and Google, all of which have come out in support of homosexual “marriage.” Starbucks’ moral debauchery simply proves that the Bible is true. It is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy (e.g., Psalm 2; 2 Timothy 3; 2 Peter 3). In Luke 17 Jesus likened the end-times to the days of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah. Peter, Jude, and John also mentioned Sodom in reference to the last days. Psalm 2 was written 3,000 years ago and describes the times in which we live in perfect detail. This prophecy not only describes the global rebellion of the end times, it also describes the return of Christ and the establishment of His kingdom. The “kings of the earth” are its rulers, referring not only to political leaders but also to captains of modern industries and the kings and queens of the pop culture. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion” (Psalms 2:1-6).
(Friday Church News Notes, May 25, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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