VIDEO: Young Pastor Has Genius Trick to Combat Starbucks No “Merry Christmas” Policy
The holidays have recently spiraled downward into a shouting match between those who cry for "political correctness" and those who want the season to be focused on Jesus Christ. Recently, Starbucks entered the fray with the release of its new cup design for the 2015 Christmas season.
While Starbucks cups in years past have featured snowflake designs, sleds, and Christmas trees, this year they opted to remove any symbolism that could point to Christmas and just make plain, red cups.
Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow --> Joshua Feuerstein
Posted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015
That's right, Starbucks cups are now just red, and that shouldn't really make anyone too upset. After all, don't we believe that, in America, companies have the right to choose what they want to do in regards to advertising and increasing their sales?
However, there is a Starbucks holiday policy that makes absolutely no sense and one young pastor came up with a genius trick to circumvent the ridiculous policy.
Employees of Starbucks are prohibited from saying "Merry Christmas" to customers, even if the customers say the holiday greeting first. Not only is this restriction ridiculous, but its also super easy to circumvent.
Joshua Feuerstein posted a video showing him outside of a Starbucks location holding the new red cups. After saying that "in the age of political correctness we become so open-minded that our brains have literally fallen out of our heads" Feuerstein turned his Starbucks cup around to show the name he gave the cashier when he ordered his coffee. "Merry Christmas," his cup read.
Feuerstein implores his viewers to enter other Starbucks locations, order a coffee under the name "Merry Christmas," and then share the pictures on social media using the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks.
Instead of getting enraged and boycotting Starbucks completely, Feuerstein's movement is intelligent and catchy. Besides, if you join the #MerryChristmasStarbucks movement you not only get to help the employees break Starbucks rules by saying "Merry Christmas," but you also get to enjoy their coffee.
h/t: Chicks on the Right