The Starbucks Marathon begins. Performance artist Reverend Billy, best known for his attacks on Manhattan Disney stores, will now turn his Church of Stop Shopping on what he perceives to be the great caffienated Satan: Starbucks.
In a preach-a-thon that begins Thursday night to continue through Friday, the Reverend will attempt to visit all 101 Starbucks franchises on Manhattan island. His stated protest is against the destruction of community and small business coffee shops and for fair payment for the farmers growing the coffee.
But this time the Reverend is seeking the help of his parishoners and others. Anyone can submit a less than six-sentences rant against his or her local Starbucks, and Rev. Billy will preach the sermon outside the store of the person's choice.
To reach Reverend Billy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- By Christine Ehren