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Homophobic Tweet Burns Texas Coffee Roaster

An apparently homophobic social media outburst shortly after the state of New York legalized gay marriage has Brown Coffee Company, a San Antonio, Texas-based roasting operation, in some hot water and losing some business, according to numerous reports.

According to the Huffington Post, the company officially released the following remarks on its Twitter:

No human law can ever legitimize what natural law precludes.

In response, the coffee company has since posted a rather philosophical response on its official company blog.

Recently, a Twitter post that was made via our company’s Twitter account has exploded into something it was never meant to be and we want to correct the record. In the post, it mentioned the differences between Natural Law and Human Law and mentioned that they were different and unequal. This was a post about CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY and LAWS (a la Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, etc.), not PEOPLE; but somehow people began to twist what was written and added their own lies to the post to mean that somehow we at The Brown Coffee Company are hateful, homophobic, intolerant people. Those are not the facts and we regret that this has descended into something very ugly based on other people’s incorrect reading of the Twitter post. People have begun to attack our friends and business associates based on these incorrect lies and not based on the facts themselves. Other Twitter posts from others began to crop up ascribing words, thoughts and intentions to us and what we said that were NEVER said.

See the full response here.

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