BAD COMPANY

NOM To Out Starbucks As Gay-Friendly In Homophobic Middle East

Furious at the losses in the gay-marriage war, the National Organization for Marriage is getting dirty—well, dirtier—by preparing to “out” gay-positive companies in countries where homosexuality is taboo or illegal.

The American Independent got its hands on the transcript of a conference call among NOM leaders, in which President Brian Brown suggests the organization target Starbucks by playing up its LGBT-friendliness in unfriendly areas like the Middle East and India:

Their international outreach is where we can have the most effect… So for example, in Qatar, in the Middle East, we’ve begun working to make sure that there’s some price to be paid for this. These are not countries that look kindly on same-sex marriage. And this is where Starbucks wants to expand, as well as India. So we have done some of this; we’ve got to do a lot more.

Jesus, this guy sound like General Veers.

As Think Progress points out, “NOM is singling out Starbucks employees for anti-gay abuse and more generally stoking anger towards LGBT people.”

It’s a disgusting ploy—we can only hope the far right’s islamophobia trumps its homophobia and NOM refuses to interact with any Qataris.