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And he does plan to expand, I've read. Doesn't the Market have regulations against being used for vanity projects of the 1%?
Automatic DQ, Bethany. Hearsay, hatemongering and namecalling. You can do better.
It's only a DQ if they're not.
This has got to be a pyramid scheme. The overpriced crappy products, over-the-top flaunting of wealth, and pushy/desperate sales pitch sure seems like it.
What's with churches resorting to pyramid schemes? Isn't coercing all your members to tithe 10% of their money enough? (Rhetorical question- nothing is never enough for these sociopaths.)
It's kinda creepy, all these ultra-polite young men & women, cleaning counters and delivering pastries. You feel like you're in some kind of science fiction movie. Phelps himself never mentions his developmentally challenged kid, whose quote appears on the wall near the entrance; it's kind of a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Sure churches have often underwritten training programs for the disadvantaged, and even turned those programs into retail businesses. But Storyville, I don't know: creepy.
Lots of exposes here:
The last point I want to make is about the decore, opening, and service... why in the world wouldn't you want a company that serves the public to strive for the best? Is this reporter going to only give positive nods to mediocre establishments? And by the way with the sell-out of Stumptown, it's the best coffee in the Northwest.
The author here is way out of line and frankly, the anger and hatred for the church and it's teachings in this article was palatable. Where is your tolerance of other religions and others beliefs? What example are you showing to them by degrading their beliefs and practices...isn't that what you are accusing them of, after all? I do not attend this church, as it does not fit my beliefs, so I go to another church...period. The attempt to condemn these businesses (that provide jobs and funding for social outreach programs) because you believe they are funding the Mars Hill churches is hypocritical at best.