Nom tours a mostly-empty plaza in Indianapolis

Timothy Kincaid

July 26th, 2010

The National Organization for Marriage rolled into Indianapolis on their Summer for Marriage Tour and the welcome was decidedly underwhelming. As has been the case in most of the stops on their Tour of Mostly-Empty City Plazas, the crowd was sparse and the counterprotest had more size, creativity, and energy.

The Courage Campaign’s Tour Tracker posted tentative preliminary attendance at the start of about 29 (though this picture shows more) and the protest at about 95. If we see updates, we’ll let you know.

It seems that equality supporters stayed back in their designated area and chanted. In one of the strangest comments so far, NOM’s Maggie Gallagher said “… not even the noisiest protests could drown out the voice and values of Indiana’s majority.” Because having no one show up means that you speak for the majority, I guess.

Maggie spent much of her time in town speaking to politicians. I hope they glanced out the window and saw how truly ineffective and uninspiring that she and NOM really are.

I believe at some point today we will have first hand comments and pictures from a regular BTB reader.

Richard W. Fitch

July 26th, 2010

In speaking with some of the organizers this evening, the count was aprox 50 gNOMes and 200 to 250 Marriage Equality supporters. The crowd on the sidewalk got a bit rowdy at times, but that is to be expected with the sheer numbers. It was indeed a great experience. Kudos to CC/NOM Tour Tracker and all those in Indy who helped make this so well attended.

Lee

July 27th, 2010

One Man + One Woman = The average attendance at a NOM Rally….!

justintime

July 27th, 2010

Maggie Gallagher is basically Fred Phelps and her Marriage Tour is simply a Fred Phelps Rally.

justintime

July 27th, 2010

It is no surprise that all the male members supporting and attending the NOM Rally look like former Senator Larry Craig.

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