I think he'd be fine. The Middle East is a drama queen and Arabs been buggering boys as longs as there's been Arabs and boys. They're not a lick different from self righteous Christians.
"I want to believe", but the fact that they're eager to kill dissident American journalists keeps haunting me. And that's just a writer they didn't like.
Bring them a liberal gay man and I don't think the radical Saudi clerics could resist the chance to try drawing a bead on Mayor