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NOM’s new message

Timothy Kincaid

July 14th, 2010

National Organization for Marriage’s new facebook site, Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman, has an interesting new message:

Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman

Mike, in part I agree with you. It will cost a lot of money to fight this fight. However, no one is taking rights away from homosexuals. They are wanting rights that heterosexuals don’t have. There are no laws provided to heterosexuals based on their sexuality.

Next, they are “first-class citizens” like the rest of us. They are not being repressed, discriminated against. There is no and never has ever been a homosexual man hunt for them. Jews, Christians, and Blacks were hunted down and murdered. Homosexuals have nothing in common with the three.

Are they completely delusional?

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Pliny
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Yes.

JonJon
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

I think they have completely lost it. To say that there has “never has ever been a homosexual man hunt for them.” and that “Jews, Christians, and Blacks were hunted down and murdered. Homosexuals have nothing in common with the three.” are so obviously complete lies without any basis whatsoever in history has to be a sign that they are just on furlough from the mental institute. It takes a really psychotic person to make up such lies and then believe them.

David
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

I suspect they’ve realized that the “tolerant” image they had before didn’t really appeal to as many people as they’d gain by engaging in the…more forward anti-gay rhetoric.

Or they wouldn’t lose that many people to their cause by being more forward (i.e., how many parents fearing their child being taught about gay marriage aren’t prejudiced against gays to begin with?).

David
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

I’d add it doesn’t really matter if they are delusional…they people to whom they appeal are ready and willing to believe these claims. We can point out the intellectual dishonesty of these statement and press releases, but NOM’s supporters don’t really give a damn if gays are good people or contributing to society.

Gays’re bad…that’s all they need to encourage.

tim
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

I don’t think they are delusional. I think they are intentionally lying to support their agenda because people are too stupid to challenge them on it.

TJMcFisty
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Yeah, guess it’s time to start the “You know how teh gayz have sex? In the butt. All day long. And they want to teach your kids this.”

TJMcFisty
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

…messaging. Had to actually end the sentence there.

Richard W. Fitch
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Okay, NOM, explain to us how the term “flaming faggot” camae into circulation? I suppose it had nothing to do with the fact that homosexuals were used as kindling for the burning at the stake of more egregious heretics………

Paul in Canada
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Please, please, please click on the link and go to their FB page. Scroll down to the bottom (right) and click on ‘report page’ – click on ‘hate’. The more people that report this FB page the better chances we have of them being pulled off the site!

B John
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Paul, don’t have their Facebook page pulled. That just gives them more ammunition to say how we’re the ones who are really intolerant.

The people who go to their Facebook page (besides those of those who like to see the train wreck) also read their blog. They do so because this group encourages them in their existing beliefs. David is correct, these folks will find the information that supports their hate, and having their Facebook page pulled just gives them more reason to hate gay people. It won’t make anyone more tolerant.

In fact, I think they are pushing the hysteria envelope to get more money coming in, and it will work. But I think that in the process, people who might be on the fence will see their extremism, and disassociate. People who are already strong haters will continue to hate us and support NOM no matter what. You have to get to people face-to-face, and have a calm discussion with them, and work to show them that we’re not hydra headed beasts. That’s about all that works.

Everett
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

I think this NOM message is tailored to the youth on facebook who may not be aware of human history. NOM is probably trying to tap into those young people’s prejudices and sign them up for their movement. No well-educated adult with an open mind would take this NOM message at face value, but a teenager or young adult that doesn’t know history likely would buy into this stuff.

Burr
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

“They are wanting rights that heterosexuals don’t have.”

And those rights are..?

Richard Rush
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Burr wrote:

““They are wanting rights that heterosexuals don’t have.”

And those rights are..?”

Since heterosexuals don’t have the right to marry a person of the same sex, neither should homosexuals. I suppose that is what passes for rational in NOM-land.

Tom
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

“There are no laws provided to heterosexuals based on their sexuality.”

Um, there are no laws AGAINST heterosexuals based on their sexuality … try again!

Rob Tisinai
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Not to mention the poor fellow who thinks DOMA isn’t a law because “An Act is not a law.”

Evan Hurst
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

It’s interesting, and entirely predictable, to watch NOM go in the direction of the Peter LaBarberas of the world. It means they’re desperate, and that we’re winning public opinion so fast it’s giving them whiplash.

Bruce Garrett
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Here’s the Admin’s take on that little pink triangles thing: “Wikipedia, please. I can go onto Wikipedia and place anything on there at any time on any subject that has already been posted. It is a very sloppy place to do research.”

Nice. And I’m reading all this on Facebook, right above a post from The Advocate about that couple who were beaten in Staten Island recently. At some point, I fully expect to see these gutter crawling bigots just admit outright that violence is merely our due. Orson Scott Card, who is a NOM board member, is on record as saying the laws against sodomy are there not so much to lock us all up as to suppress homosexual behavior. Well I suppose violence does that too doesn’t it? At some point they’re just going to come right out and say that a fearful homosexual is a good homosexual.

cowboy
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

Burr is right. We must point out at every opportunity the rights our heterosexual friends have and we don’t.

At the workplace. With your family.

We need to knock down the oft repeated rhetoric: “Special Rights” and ask people to show where we are asking for something special.

There is nothing special when it comes to equality.

cd
July 14th, 2010 | LINK

It’s weird having opponents who don’t live on the same planet we do.

Matt
July 15th, 2010 | LINK

Somebody needs to visit the National Holocaust Museum.

Paul in Canada
July 15th, 2010 | LINK

Wackadoodle nut jobs, all of them!

Priya Lynn
July 15th, 2010 | LINK

Burr wrote:

““They are wanting rights that heterosexuals don’t have.”

And those rights are..?”

Richard replied “Since heterosexuals don’t have the right to marry a person of the same sex, neither should homosexuals. I suppose that is what passes for rational in NOM-land.”.

When gays are allowed to marry heterosexuals will also have the right to a same sex marriage so gays won’t have any rights that heterosexuals don’t.

Priya Lynn
July 15th, 2010 | LINK

…so in other words, no matter how the bigots want to frame it gays aren’t asking for special rights.

VapoRob
July 16th, 2010 | LINK

Are there some extra rights that we are fighting for that I’m not aware of? I was under the impression that all we were asking for were the same rights that heterosexuals already have. And can you name anyone who has been straight bashed? I can name Mathew Shephard, Laurence King, and someone with the last name Aroro I think who was transgendered. My science, what Twilight Zone is this nuthead living in?

DN
July 16th, 2010 | LINK

What’s especially stupid about the Special Rights argument is that allowing marriage equality expands civil rights for *each and every* person living in that jurisdiction.

With marriage equality, instead of being required to marry a person of the opposite sex, straight people have the option (which no doubt they will choose not to exercise) to marry someone of the same sex.

Just because a person doesn’t want access to a right doesn’t mean, a) it’s a bad right or, b) that he has to take advantage of it. Look at smoking and gun ownership – two rights that a lot of people don’t take advantage of, but the people who do partake will scream bloody murder if you try to remove them.

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