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NOM wants pro-gay companies to pay a ‘price’ in countries hostile to gay rights

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fresh from its stinging loss in five states in last week’s election, the National Organization for Marriage has pledged to continue efforts to create backlash against companies that support marriage equality, by ensuring they pay a “price” in Middle Eastern countries that are hostile to gay rights.

The statements came during a NOM conference call last week, which the organization billed to its supporters as a discussion of the 2012 elections — which resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington state, the defeat of an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota, and the retention of a pro-gay marriage state Supreme Court Justice in Iowa.

Speaking on the topic of “what’s next in the fight to defend marriage,” NOM President Brian Brown said that the NOM was targeting the international business of companies that support same-sex marriage such as Starbucks and General Mills, according to a report, and audio captured, by The American Independent.

Starbucks publicly supported efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, and General Mills announced its opposition to the anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.

Brown said the aim is to make these companies’ political stances known in countries in the Middle East and elsewhere that generally do not support same-sex marriage, or homosexuality in general.

The American Independent obtained an invitation to the conference call and dialed in.

Listen:

“Their international outreach is where we can have the most effect,” Brown said. “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.”

Earlier this year, NOM announced a “Dump Starbucks” protest, promising to place ads throughout the United States and Southeast Asia, urging consumers to boycott the company.

In a statement at the time, Brown said that “DumpStarbucks.com online ads will also start running in Egypt, Beijing, Hong Kong, the Yunnan region of China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.”

Brown also warned supporters of upcoming marriage fights in Delaware, Illinois, and Rhode Island, and of potential Supreme Court decisions concerning the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, and the fate of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Brown said he believes the marriage equality wins will actually hurt gay-marriage advocates’ arguments in cases involving DOMA “because one of the arguments of the other side is that gays and lesbians are a suspect class, and that means that there’s some level of political powerlessness. That clearly is not the case.”

Additional audio from the call can be heard at The American Independent.

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  1. they have to take the hate overseas.. pathetic!!!

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:27pm
  2. Bastards

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:29pm
  3. SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION, TELLING THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE NOM FOR ANTI-GAY HATE MONGERING IN QATAR:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/human-rights-commission-of-the-us-congress-investigate-nom-for-anti-gay-hate-mongering-in-qatar

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:29pm
  4. The evil continues, sheesh!

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:29pm
  5. Whatever

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:33pm
  6. What mind blowing hypocritical bulls%*#. This organization…supposed defenders of christian values, care NOTHING about anyone who doesn’t agree with their crusade. This will make employees of these businesses (that have the audacity to support equal rights) targets of terrorists. But, hey….what’s the harm of risking people’s lives in order for you to “defend” marriage from evil homosexuals. But…the end always justifies the means, right.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:42pm
  7. I want anti gay moms to pay a price in court in this country for the suffering they create and damage they cause. As a matter of fact… make that worldwide. I think the UN should get involved.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:45pm
  8. He’s but hurt and barking without anything to back it up,they’ve lost and done for :p they’re powerless at this point

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:45pm
  9. Now that’s some good old fashioned hatred there. Gag.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:47pm
  10. signed and shared it

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:51pm
  11. Nom can go jump in the lake. This will come back to bite them real good. Their just too stupid to see it coming.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:54pm
  12. Evil organization and we all know what happens toevil

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:57pm
  13. I read a little while ago on the huffington post that NOM is pretty much run by the Mormon church.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:06pm
  14. Spreading their hate and bigotry not only within the US but within anyone’s earshot in any country who’s thinking will stir up fear and hatred.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:06pm
  15. How is this not inciting terrorism?

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:21pm
  16. Agreed that this is an evil organization – so far there is no stringent and painful sanction for hate speech inciting murder. That has to change. Will politicians scuttle efforts to make this happen?

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:23pm
  17. National Organization for Marriage is a tyrannical theocRAT terrorist cult & The United States Department of Justice needs to arrest Brown, Gallagher, Schubert, George ad nausuem and charge them with international terrorism.

    Facebook needs to stop promoting gay bashing & stop gviing that terrorist cult free gay basihing bully pulpits including The Ruth Institute & DumpStarbucks whose sole purpose is to get Starbucks franchisees, workers & customers killed in Muslim nations.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:34pm
  18. For employees of these companies – I sincerely hope that they azre held accountable for inciting hatred and “pay the price” if anyone is hurt in any way. Shameful and hardly an example of Christian values of any kind.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:37pm
  19. Hey NOM, you are going down. We are getting our rights and you are shuffling right out of our society, so stop trying to root yourself in others. Monsters.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:40pm
  20. National Organization for Money Laundering ;-{P}

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:49pm
  21. Fundamentalist Christians & fundamentalist Muslims unite against the gays before you annihilate each other!

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:16pm
  22. I hope Mr. Brown keeps in mind that other countries have harsh punishments for gays. These punishments do include, but are not limited to, execution. I hope for your salvation sake, Mr. Brown, that your words to other countries do not end up in someone’s death. It seems to me, that your God, just like in an abortion, would hold you responsible for a person’s death that resulted from your trouble making.
    Do as you wish. But I know enough of your God that his punishment to you will be harsh as well.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:20pm
  23. Christian and Sharia Law merge

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:07pm
  24. Evil is as evil does. There is no special reward for hate. I think this in time will backfire.

    Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:41pm
  25. How pathetic are you to dedicate time effort and money to something in all reality effects know one!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:14am
  26. These people are so disgusting! How can they claim to be Christians?!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:33am
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    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:38am
  28. Love is love. You can’t put a limit on it. No one should limit who you should love or how many people you should love. Which is why I want poligamy. I need multiple wives to take care of my needs. Love isn’t always about procreating – so while we are at it, let’s legalize beastiality. Because a dog is man’s best friend! And how about pedophilia? You can’t put an age limit on TRUE love.

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:33am
  29. fckm!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:48am
  30. Trying to get the word out and I can’t message this page for some reason… please LGBT Nation help this cause!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:45am
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    Please join this group and invite all your friends and help us stop the slaughter of homosexuals in Uganda which includes men, women AND children.

    Join Here: http://www.causes.com/causes/801700-stop-the-murder-of-gays-in-uganda/actions/1703901

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:45am
  32. Lotsa luck with that, NOM. If y’all would permanently move to the Persian Gulf I can guarantee nobody will miss you here!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:29am
  33. the SCOTUS push back prop 8 hearing to the 30th

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 1:17pm
  34. interesting

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:10pm
  35. nom need’s to shut the fuck up i swear

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:24pm