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NOM in Sioux City, nothing new

Timothy Kincaid

August 3rd, 2010

The National Organization for Marriage rolled into Sioux City, Iowa, for the latest stop on their Tour of Mostly-Empty City Plazas (and Church Parking Lots) to repeat the same stuff they’ve been saying all along.

And about 54 people showed up at the Morningside Assembly of God church parking lot to hear it. Six equality supporters quietly held signs. Earlier, across town 64 marriage supporters met to pledge their continued efforts to keeping marriage legal in Iowa, a follow up to a multi-denominational rally at a church on Sunday. But about 156,500 people in Sioux City had better things to do this week than weigh in on marriage.

The newspaper will likely report on NOM’s rally and the counter-rally. But they won’t really have much to say – maybe a few paragraphs or so. And the NOM ralliers will head home to watch some quality afternoon television, having fulfilled their duty. The marriage supporters will exchange emails and make promises to be more active in the fight; maybe even a follow-up event will be discussed.

Later today, the NOM bus driver will claim that more than 150 people were there, as though that is a number that is any less embarrassing than the real number of attendees. And, not having had any “rude interlopers” to complain about, Brian Brown will within the next day or two issue another email again talking about how “intolerant” some counter-protesters were a few weeks ago in Providence and how gay marriage supporter “want to silence” him (send money).

And thus yet another day has passed in the life of NOM’s miserably boring Tour of Mostly-Empty City Plazas.

(I’m not posting pictures; they look exactly like the pictures in all the other mostly-empty parking lots – a handful of expressionless people, slightly hunched, gazing in the general direction of a podium.)



Lindoro Almaviva
August 3rd, 2010 | LINK

This must be getting old for the NOM people.

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