Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can’t wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the 17th century, but Heaven has to step it up a bit. They’re basically getting by because they only have to be better than Hell. — Joel Stein, columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
“There’s absolutely no reason to put that out on a cup,” Peck told WND. “From a marketing standpoint, it blows me away. I don’t put a picture of Christ of my business card.” — World Net Daily
Peck mentioned that an informal poll of Christians and others has enlisted the same reaction, “flabbergasted.”
There hasn’t been any local news of the boycott, and WND didn’t mention which coffeehouses Peck plans to frequent instead of the Seattle company.
This isn’t the first time Starbucks and Lakeland, Florida have been in the news.
Just last month, author Georges Yared wrote a piece for AOL-Money & Finance about the differences between Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. The Story of Ralph and Serge compares the two coffee powerhouses after Yared visited their Lakeland locations.
Long before this brewhaha, local blogger and coffee expert, Vivian of MamaNeedsJava, discussed the role of Starbucks in the local coffee scene.