Already catching heat for how a café manager allegedly berated and fired a gay employee, the CEO of Starbucks suddenly cancelled an appearance at Willow Creek Community Church this week after an online petition insisted he denounce the mega-church’s views on homosexuality.

Howard Schultz, the founder and CEO of Starbucks, was scheduled to deliver a talk Friday titled “How Starbucks Fought for its Life Without Losing Its Soul” during the annual leadership summit sponsored by Willow Creek Association, an international association of churches based in South Barrington.

Though Starbucks confirmed Schultz no longer planned to be there, the company would not attribute it to a campaign launched last week calling on Schultz to denounce the church’s stance before the event.

Earlier this summer, the coffee company announced an investigation of allegations that an openly gay New York barista was fired for discussing his personal life because Starbucks had “zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.”

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