Conservatives Expand Their Base With People Who Share Their Values

Filed in National by on November 12, 2012

Rob Tornoe has an excellent post and cartoon up calling out Papa John.  I point to Rob’s post because what I’m about to link to is the Conservative flip side.

You see, NOM (National Organization for Marriage) is organizing a boycott against Starbucks for the company’s support of gay marriage.  Oh… you haven’t heard about it?  Perhaps that’s because you live in the wrong place.

The Colorado Independent reports that officials from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have vowed to make Starbucks (along with other companies that support same-sex marriage) pay a “price” in Middle Eastern countries that are hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

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“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,” Brian Brown says in audio recording of the conference call, which can heard on the Independent’s website. “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.”

And Conservatives actually became upset when people referred to them as the American Taliban?

NOM knows a boycott in the United States won’t work, so they had to leave the U.S.A. to find people who share their values.  Amazing.

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  1. cassandra m says:

    You know, there are alot of people who spend a decent amount of time asking the State Department to do *more* to influence countries like these to adopt values that lead to more freedom for their people. In some of these Middle Eastern countries, Christians can have a very hard time. Yet these so-called Christians will go to these counties not to fight for the freedom of speech and religion for their bretheren, but to try to get Starbucks to stop supporting good policy in the USA.

    People in these countries gobble up American brands like they were going out of business. So I don’t think they will be especially successful. But please tell me that Sheldon Adelson is funding these guys — nice to see these guys waste their money.

  2. bamboozer says:

    Papa John’s, Applebees and that little fool with the coal mines have all threatened to stop hiring or start firing people. Please go ahead, you’ll make enemies, lose business and let people know what a collection of creeps you are. Expect some of these firms to lose business and money, followed by a rapid fire recanting of thier pledges and threats.

  3. pandora says:

    What is it with Republicans and bad food?