Ethics: Friend Lashes Out at Starbucks’ Barista for Not Saying ‘Merry Christmas’

What would you do Wednesday!

Recently, responses to a fake war on Christmas by Starbucks spread across social media. While a majority of Christians careless what kind of cup Starbucks uses during the Christmas season, there are some who get offended.

What if one of those offended happened to be one of your friends?

Imagine finding yourself in the following scenario. It is the middle of December. The Christmas season is here. You met a friend and fellow Christian at Starbucks. Upon connecting in the parking lot, you both talk about some of the current, exciting ministry opportunities.

Just as you begin walking in, you start exchanging ideas on how to use this Christmas season to reach more people with the gospel. Both of you decide to pick up the conversation inside after your coffee is in hand.

A barista takes your orders and writes your names on the red Holiday Cups. Then, your names are called to come get your fresh coffee. Your friend says, “Merry Christmas,” as he receives his cup while the barista replies, “Happy Holidays.”

Loudly, your friend says, “What do you mean ‘Happy Holidays’? It is Christmas time!” He pauses and stands there. He takes a few breaths. You notice his lungs fill-up as he about to continue his reply to the barista.

What would you do?

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1 Brian Juntunen November 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

I would stay quiet


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