Well, I just learned today that Starbucks is actively supporting gay-"marriage" legislation in the state of Washington. While I've pretty much kicked my drive-thru coffee habit thanks to a New Year's resolution, a tightening budget and the recent demise of caffeine-withdrawal headaches, it will be relatively easy to not support Starbucks (I will redeem my free coffee coupon though...the money spent on giving me that free drink will be less money they can spend on causes I fundamentally don't agree with).
The other thing I learned is that Google has jumped on the bandwagon with Starbucks. Sheesh! I have two blogs on Google's blogger.com, a gmail account, Google+ (sort of), the Chrome browser, my pictures are on picasa and my home page is set to google.com. It's going to be a royal pain in the (fill in the blank) to extract myself from the snares of Google. I do not want to support a company who does not understand the very nature of marriage and seeks to destroy the meaning of this most sacred institution through its corporate buoying of harmful legislation.
Call me short-sighted. Call me ignorant. Call me bigoted. Call me closed-minded.
The one thing you won't be able call me is a bad Catholic.