• Former pastor says red cups means Starbucks ‘hates Jesus'


    SEATTLE - Starbucks is accused of being anti-religious because of this year's red holiday cup.

    This year, the cups are simply red with the company logo. In years past, they have had symbols of the holiday season such as reindeers and ornaments.

    A former pastor is so upset over the cups that he wrote in a Facebook post the coffee chain "hates Jesus."

    He wants customers to say their names are "Merry Christmas" so baristas write that on the cups.

    "And guess what. Starbucks, I tricked you into putting Merry Christmas on your cup. And  I'm challenging all great Americans and Christians around this great nation: Go into Starbucks and take your own coffee selfie,” said former pastor Joshua Feuerstein.

    Starbucks has been doing red holiday cups for almost two decades.

    They say this year's plain red design is a blank canvas for people to doodle their own holiday stories on their cups.

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