Starbucks, the famously left-wing coffee chain, is being boycotted in a case of blue-on-blue activism.
Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia are calling for the boycott due to the coffee chain’s vocal support for homosexual rights.
The spokesman for a Malaysian Islamic group said that country should revoke Starbucks’ trading license as well as other companies, including Microsoft and Apple, that support homosexual rights, The Washington Post reported.
The liberal policies violate Malaysia’s constitution and Islam in particular, the group claims.
It’s an interesting confrontation to watch because the mainstream media typically vilifies conservative Christians who complain about left-leaning corporations, says Justin Danhof, director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research.
When conservative Christians speak up, he says, the confrontation is often described as an attempt to “keep down” LGBT rights versus “righteous” corporations attempting to right wrongs.