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Yet again the National Organization for Marriage demonstrates that they have no integrity

Timothy Kincaid

July 22nd, 2010

There are pictures and video from the National Organization for Marriage’s tour stop in Trenton, New Jersey. I took the broadest photograph, compared it to the others and to the video, and counted 63 people. Including the half-dozen Knights of Columbus that stood behind the speakers, it would be safe to say that at no point at NOM’s rally were there over 80 people present.

Here’s what Brian Brown claimed:

Thanks to all of you who came out for the Summer for Marriage rally at the State House in Trenton. We had about 120 people take time off work and give up their lunch break to come stand for marriage in New Jersey.

At some point, doesn’t he get embarressed?

Oh, but it gets worse. In his Trenton recap video he claims,

Literally, thousands of Americans have stood up in the past few days to say we know what marriage is, marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

Thousands? Literally?

Not even by Brian’s wildly exaggerated, totally false, counts. So far he has claimed inflated numbers of: Augusta 200; Manchester 150-200; Albany 100; Providence 200-250; and Trenton 120; for a complete tour audience of 770 to 890 for their first five stops. Not exactly “thousands”, literally or otherwise.

Not only can the tourists on NOM’s Tour of Mostly-Empty City Plazas not count, they can’t add either. Or they simply have no integrity at all.

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Jason D
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

He might be technically correct if he’s considering phone calls/emails/tweets of support to be “standing up”.

Remember these are the types of people who like to define words to mean whatever best supports their beliefs or goals.

Matt
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I know why they went with the tagline “One Man, One Woman”: because that’s all that shows up to their rallies!

Bearchewtoy75
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I think I just realized why he’s the NOM pres. now.

As much as I don’t care for Maggie G., I don’t think she’s be able to BS nearly as much!

Richard W. Fitch
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Yes, Brian in the baggy brown suit is MaggieMoo’s baby bull; so what else would you expect to come out of him other than BS?!?!????

Richard Rush
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

As I understand, all these NOM events were scheduled from 12:00 to 1:00. So obviously, some in those “crowds” were just locals outside during their lunch hour gawking at the odd people proclaiming through their warm friendly smiles how marriage must be reserved exclusively for divinely entitled families. Okay, they probably didn’t really use the “D” or “B” or “G” or “J” words, but if all the religious support ceased, the entire organized anti-gay movement would collapse.

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Matt, I laughed out loud.

Timothy Kincaid
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Hey, I though NOM’s tour was just about “protecting marriage”. But in yet another blog post about the only interesting thing to happen so far (Rhode Island) anti-gay activist Leslie Wolfgang had this to say:

…they were permitted to gather so close and interrupt our rally (Jennifer Rorback Morse was giving a talk about adoption)…

Oh, so it’s not just marriage you want to deny gay people, but adoption.

NOM’s tour isn’t about marriage – it’s just another generically anti-gay attack.

Timothy Kincaid
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

More magic twooth from NOM’s merry band of anti-gay activists:

I exclaimed to the police that they were “attacking” my children. Which, in addition to approaching them on foot – if you accost me in front of my children, you’re attacking my children. Perhaps a poor word choice, but I was scared. Then, the one red shirt who was actually trying to convince the others to leave – turned on me and started shouting that I was a “FREAKIN LIAR!!!!!” A “LIAR” she kept yelling and pointing at me.

Ummm… cuz you were freakin’ lying. You told a police officer that someone was attacking your children.

You freaking told a freakin police officer that someone was attacking your children. You wanted the police to respond to an attack on children.

And you trying to act like this is okay because if people don’t leave when you say “beat it” then this equates to attacking your children?

You, woman, are one of the most self-serving, arrogant, entitled bitches that I think I have ever ran across.

And this are what NOM is all about.

Timothy Kincaid
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Oh, and Leslie… your headline about rocks has nothing to do with the article. It doesn’t even mention rocks.

Richard Rush
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Timothy wrote, “NOM’s tour isn’t about marriage – it’s just another generically anti-gay attack.”

I’ve been assuming the NOM tour was all about whipping their support-base into a frenzy. I seem to recall NOM being criticised in the past for being too soft on the homos. Therefore this tour must reassure the base by showing visible spit flying out of rabidly foaming NOM mouths.

Then, when NOM is involved in the next voter referendum where they need to persuade the general public, they will wink at their rabid base, and play the role of gentle loving people standing up for the principle of protecting traditional marriage out of concern for the little children. You won’t see any flying spit, then.

John in the Bay Area
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Perhaps the “thousands” are the same “thousands” or “hundreds of thousands” of invisible ex-gays that Alan Chambers is always talking about. It might be like in Harry Potter, where only some of them could see the flying horses who pulled the carriages.

Marcus
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I just looked through some of the videos on the tour site. Funny how no one on the tour seems to have a wide-angle lens…

Marcus
July 22nd, 2010 | LINK

Oh, and here’s a photo of the lovely Ms. Wolfgang:

http://www.projo.com/news/content/MARRIAGE_RALLY_07-19-10_93J887G_v17.14cba9c.html

She’s looking quite demure there, minding her own sweet business with all those mean people attacking her, huh?

Timothy Kincaid
July 23rd, 2010 | LINK

YIKES!!

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