Here’s a cup of morning intollerance by some religious nuts for ya:
Via Dr. B’s Blog, I came across this article about how Baylor University has stopped selling coffee in cups with little sayings on them. Maybe you’ve seen these before: printed on the cup holding your latte is some inspirational/pithy quote. Here’s a quote from the “Gay News” article:
The Seattle-based coffee company launched its “The Way I See It” promotion earlier this year, and one of the phrases being used is from Armistead Maupin.
Maupin, whose “Tales of the City” chronicled gay life in San Francisco’s homosexual in the 1970s and 1980s, is quoted on the cups as saying “I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don’t make that mistake yourself. Life’s too damn short.”
This week Baylor University ordered the campus Starbucks outlet to pull the cup campaign, even though the Maupin quote was just one of about 100.
Frankly, I think Baylor should order Starbucks to stop selling coffee because it just isn’t that good, but that’s another issue entirely.