An Open Letter To Aaron Blanco, Proprietor of Brown Coffee Company
This just in from Brown Coffee Company’s 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.
Dear Mr. Aaron Blanco,
Why did a representative of your company tweet “No human law can ever legitimize what natural law precludes #SorryFolks #NotEqual #WhyBother #ChasingAfterTheWind #SelfEvident” 5 minutes before midnight on June 24th, not one hour after the historical announcement that the New York senate passed a “human law” that “legitimized” marriage for same sex couples, thereby giving them the same equal rights as straight married couples?
Do you understand that the language in Brown Coffee Company’s tweet and the timing of this late-night “philosophy lesson” was one of those wrong-time, wrong-place moments?
Why did you immediately delete the tweet, and then lock your Twitter and Facebook accounts?
Instead of going into victim-mode, we think it’s wise to state, for the record, that your tweet was in poor taste, and to apologize to those you’ve offended. As it stands, this “for the record” blog post only makes matters worse.