For billions of people, Starbucks is synonymous with overpriced caffeinated products, free Wi-Fi, and mainstream hipsterdom.
However, some — mostly people who have way too much free time — say the company is serving up a grande cup of scolding hot racism.
Starbucks is brewing a fresh pot of controversy.
The specialty coffee company's annual red cup is causing quite a stir — not because of what's in the cup, but for what's on it — or isn't on it. This year's simple red cup is devoid of Christmas or holiday motifs, and that's ruffling feathers, especially among many Evangelicals who feel that Christmas has been left out.
Many social media users commented that Starbucks was deliberately attacking Christianity and the birth of Jesus through its lack of Christmastime cup decor, claiming a Starbucks "war on Christmas." more >>
A controversial play depicting a transgender Jesus Christ coming back to the Earth and retelling famous biblical stories is set to show in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
"The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven," as the production is titled, is slated to be performed on Nov. 15 at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Belfast. Its creator, who identifies as a practicing Christian transgender woman, says the play recreates biblical stories with a "different slant."
The Rev. Franklin Graham has slammed French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo for mocking the Russian plane crash in Egypt which led to 224 deaths.
"Nothing is sacred to Charlie Hebdo. It seems inconceivable that the French magazine's cartoonists would use the loss of 224 lives that were on the Russian airliner that crashed Oct. 31 in their satire," Graham said in a Facebook post on Monday.
"The magazine's editor said they were a secular, atheist newspaper and that 'the term blasphemy has no meaning for us,'" he continued. "I have news for them — it means something to the rest of the world and it means something to all those whose lives have been forever changed by that tragic crash. Charlie Hebdo was wrong in mocking Islam and they're wrong now." more >>
Never underestimate the determination of a man and his cat. Not even water can stand in the way of this feline who intends to retrieve a treat stolen by some thieving geese.
When Aaron and his pet cat Prince Michael realize their bag of goldfish has been stolen by a group a geese, the duo try to save it.
After their initial attempts are unsuccessful, Aaron comes up with a brilliant idea: He improvises a jet ski. more >>
A California school district has banned all drawings of religious figures after a parent complained about a class assignment to draw the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Fox News reported on Monday that the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District made the announcement last week, noting that the controversial assignment was part of a seventh-grade history worksheet called "Vocabulary Pictures: The Rise of Islam."
"I have directed all staff to permanently suspend the practice of drawing or depiction of any religious leader," Superintendent Brent Woodard told the Los Angeles Daily News last week. "I am certain this teacher did not intend to offend anyone and, in fact, was simply teaching respect and tolerance for all cultures." more >>