Thursday, November 12, 2015

Southern Baptists Are Not Happy About the New Starbucks' Holiday Cups

A lot of Christians on my social media sites are asking if anyone out there is actually opposed to the new Starbucks cups.  I initially thought that the Starbucks critique came from one guy--an evangelist named Josh Feuerstein

But I was wrong.  

Richard Land, the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and the former president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has joined the cause.


I am curious to see what Russell Moore, Land's successor as the president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has to say about this.  How many Southern Baptists does Land represent?  If what I have read about Moore is any indication, I would think he would rise above this petty issue and keep the Southern Baptist Convention focused on more important things related to its mission. But will he speak out against his predecessor?  (I haven't seen any commentary by Moore on this.  If he has spoken or written on this topic please let me know).

It is worth noting that in 2012 Moore spoke out against a Christian boycott of Starbucks after the coffee company announced that it would support same-sex marriage.

Al Mohler, another Southern Baptist leader, is not too happy about it either.