Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:
A coalition of pro-life leaders has reached out to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson calling on him to stop donating to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, pointing out that it was founded by "an outspoken racist" and is responsible for "the slaughter of minority children" through abortion.
A letter signed by Alveda King, the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, ForAmerica President L. Brent Bozell, Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, and many other pro-life leaders was sent to Starbucks on Monday -- the same day that Starbucks closes its stores for racial bias training.
What follows is a portion of the letter to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson:
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once said, "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."
In your April statement responding to the arrest of two African-American men sitting in one of your stores, you declared that Starbucks' "founding values are based on humanity and inclusion."
As men and women who fight for the value and dignity of every human life, we ask:
Where is the “humanity” and “inclusion” when your company matches employees’ donations to Planned Parenthood, whose founder Margaret Sanger was an outspoken racist with genocidal intentions?
This week, Starbucks is holding "racial-bias education" training for nearly 175,000 employees nationwide.
If you think this public relations fix means Starbucks is no longer complicit in racism, it's time to wake up and smell your own coffee. . . .
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