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Santorum: Starbucks CEO Wants All Shareholders Who Don’t Support Gay Marriage To Sell Their Stock

by David Badash on April 8, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics,Religion

Former senator and failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum falsely claims that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told all supporters of “traditional marriage” to sell their shares because Starbucks doesn’t want anyone to own Starbucks stock unless they support same-sex marriage.

Of course, that’s a lie, and that Santorum is forced to stoop that low shows that he knows he’s losing the “culture war,” and, most importantly, it demonstrates that Santorum is unfit to hold public office.

Speaking recently on his organization’s radio show, “Patriot Voices Radio,” Santorum said that “the CEO of Starbucks was asked a question by one of the shareholders at the shareholder meeting — you know they’ve taken a very aggressive stance against natural marriage and for changing the definition of marriage and they made the point that: hey look this is hurting your company, it’s hurting our sales because people are not buying Starbucks anymore.”

Santorum continued with his tall tale, saying that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz “made this bombastic statement, he said: ‘if you are a shareholder of Starbucks and you support traditional marriage then sell your shares, we don’t want you as a shareholder.’”

What Schultz actually said — and we have the video, was:

“We did provide a 38 percent shareholder return. I would suspect not many companies provided a 38 percent return over the past twelve months. Having said that it’s not an economic decision. The lens we use to make decisions is the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity.

“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 in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”

Santorum is lying, plain and simple.

Right Wing Watch has more of the conversation, including the full audio.

 

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{ 7 comments }

Lou Gagliardi April 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

you know, either way Santorum's right. If you don't support same sex marriage then sell your stock, and buy in a company that supports your views.

fpcinnyc April 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

can someone tell me why it's OK to lie in the name of God and against homosexuals when their bible forbids lying?

MeSoHornish April 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

You should go to heritage.org and ask them the same question. You'll get some hilarious answers from those douchebags.

MeSoHornish April 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm

You should go to heritage.org and as them the same question. You'll get some hilarious answers from those douchebags.

MeSoHornish April 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Santorum spelled backwards is Murotnas.

Inside out its nearly torn anus.

Stay frothy!

MiddleGrounds April 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

They can give me their shares…I wouldn't mind.

Diogenes_Arktos May 5, 2013 at 3:50 am

The questioner, like many on the Religious Right, didn't check his facts. He pointed out the fact that the stock had declined – but ignored the fact that it had rebounded. As has been argued in detail elsewhere, the decline was in fact market-wide and Starbucks did well in spite of the downturn.

BTW – Romney has set the bar for Republican honesty rather low;-)

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