LaBarbera Award: Maggie Gallagher

Jim Burroway

August 4th, 2010

It’s official. Maggie Gallagher had spent several years trying to cultivate an image of a well-informed and reasonable pundit with her Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. But founding the National Organization for Marriage, Gallagher has become among the more hysterical voices against LGBT people. And as we noted earlier today, she is now in full meltdown mode over the recent Federal Court decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional. More evidence of her unhingedness comes this op-ed in tomorrow’s San Francisco Chronicle:

If this ruling is upheld, millions of Americans will face for the first time a legal system that is committed to the view that our deeply held moral views on sex and marriage are unacceptable in the public square, the fruit of bigotry that should be discredited, stigmatized and repressed. Parents will find that, almost Soviet-style, their own children will be re-educated using their own tax dollars to disrespect their parents’ views and values.

That’s right: today marriage equality, tomorrow Soviet-style education camps.

Say, didn’t we just read something just yesterday about bogus threats to children?


August 4th, 2010

Maggie is right! “Bigot” is a legal classification, doncha know?

It gets worse: if a court of law finds you to be a bigot, you will be sent to an Alaskan prison camp where you will work naked in the snow until you die.

The prison guards will then throw your corpse to the guard dogs.

(Hey why should she get to hog all the hysterical hyperbole, right?)

Lindoro Almaviva

August 4th, 2010

Is itwrong to LOL histerically? I’m sorry, but this woman’s misery and her ridiculous going ons about how the word is going to end this weekend are too damn sad not to laugh at her.


August 4th, 2010

*Yawn* More ridiculous drama from Maggie Gallagher. You’d think she’d realize it’s getting old.


August 5th, 2010

So Maggie thinks Walker pulled the 130+ page decision out of his ass imagination, the attorneys were just ego-driven media whores, and the next step is Soviet-style takeover of schools by gays and lesbians.

Fine. No real surprises there.

The thing I’m not seeing in any of the conservative comments, especially Maggie’s, is acknowledgment of how spectacularly their attorneys failed. No credible witnesses. No factual record established. Incomplete, irrational, contradictory logic. Failure to follow through on promised approaches.

Somehow, after pulling together millions of dollars, thousands of volunteers, all at the direction of the best and brightest that the PR world and the hierarchies of the Catholic and Mormon had to offer, they ended up mounting a Laurel & Hardy legal defense.

I’ll give them a couple days to figure out how blame Walker for that, too.


August 5th, 2010

Oh, wait a second… Liberty Counsel is on the job, whining about ADF and blaming Walker.


August 5th, 2010

Parents will find that, almost Soviet-style, their own children will be re-educated using their own tax dollars to disrespect their parents’ views and values.


And I’m glad it’s finally starting to happen. When I was in school if a kid said something racist, sexist or otherwise bigoted he got in trouble, a ****ing lot of trouble. Didn’t matter if it was ‘their parents views and values’ it was still bigoted, idiotic BS and the school wouldn’t put up with it.


August 5th, 2010

Did anybody else notice that the bio at the bottom of Maggie’s op-ed refers to her as the “chairman” of NOM?


August 5th, 2010

Might be time to rename this award to “The Maggie”

Richard W. Fitch

August 5th, 2010

When will Mrs. Raman Srivastav finally get a grip on reality and determine means to salvage the nation from a 50% divorce rate rather than barring committed, loving couple(who happen to be the same gender)from establishing legally secure family environments?


August 5th, 2010

Borscht is slimming, Mags. Think of the positives.

Lindoro Almaviva

August 5th, 2010

Not long ago, one of you guys used a beautiful phrase to describe Maggie’s sense of entitlement and i forgot how it goes. Who was it? Let’s use it again

Larry Gist

August 5th, 2010

These types of comments just go to show what type of people we are dealing with. Granted Maggie is a mother. But I wonder what her own children must think of her. The ability of the right to pander to the most base fears of a parent are legendary. If you go back and look at every argument that they have ever made about “us” it has to do with how are eventually going to destroy your kids. WE on the other hand, KNOW for a fact, that how we are raised has NOTHING to do with how we turn out. Especially when you look at all the gay kids from Fundy homes. We do not go out and seek your children, your child come to us because they are desperate to have someone understand them, someone to mentor them, and someone to love them in the only way they truly understand. We don’t make their kids gay, but we teach them how to stand up for themselves.

Ben in Oakland

August 6th, 2010

Leave Maggie alone!!!!!

She did say ALMOST soviet style.

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