NOM runs anti-Ron Paul ad

Timothy Kincaid

December 28th, 2011

While our community may be noting with discomfort the peculiar affiliations or view of a number of Ron Paul’s prominent supporters, that doesn’t mean that he is viewed favorably by those who dedicate themselves day in and day out to obsessing about Teh Ghey. It seems that Ron Paul is “a radical who would destroy traditional marriage in America.”

Whodathunkit? So pro-equality is Ron Paul that NOM has created an entire website for the purpose of “spotlighting Ron Paul’s unwillingness to defend marriage.”

But it seems that Ron Paul is not the only nefarious secret supporter of equality, Michele Bachmann has learned that Mitt Romney is pro-equality as well:

“Mitt Romney has defended gay marriage and even signed marriage licenses for same-sex couples and Ron Paul doesn’t believe the government should protect the institution of marriage,” Bachmann said. “I have a record of defending life, marriage and the family and I’ll protect them as president of the United States.”

But I just don’t think that Hatin’ on Teh Ghey is getting as much traction as it has in the past. There’s something about having real issues like a stagnant economy and high unemployment to make such issues seem as silly as they really are.

Eric in Oakland

December 28th, 2011

Maybe NOM opposes Ron Paul because he doesn’t favor the Catholic church?

Rob in San Diego

December 29th, 2011

“While our community may be noting with discomfort the peculiar affiliations or view of a number of Ron Paul’s prominent supporters,”

OK, please stop lumping us all together, I feel like I’m watching FOX or MSNBC and I’m being told what to think. Please use better vocabulary like “While some in our community…”

And then you said “There’s something about having real issues like a stagnant economy and high unemployment to make such issues seem as silly as they really are.”

Now you see what I’m talking about and why I’m voting for him. His not out to kill or destroy us, he’s trying to fix this country, and I’m afraid it needs a lot of fixing, and if that means putting my homosexual wants aside for a moment to get America back on track, than so be it, I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN and I will do what is necessary to get it back up to it’s great fullness. Look, we’ve survived after 8 years of Bush and 4 years of Obama, let’s try something different and if it still doesn’t work we can go back to handing out money all over the world and bailing everyone out.

Belar

December 29th, 2011

Rob,

“While our community may be noting with discomfort the peculiar affiliations or view of a number of Ron Paul’s prominent supporters,”

I’m pretty sure the above sentence was in reference to the endorsement of Phil Kaiser, which Ron Paul was ‘touting’ before he decided to scrub his website of such an affiliation.

And while I agree that there are a lot of things that need fixing in this country, I’m not willing to set aside the fight for rights that we are 100% entitled to because ‘it’s a bad time’ to be fighting for them right now. Face it, Ron Paul, while he may have some good ideas, isn’t an ally of the LGBT community. He never has been, and he never will be. I’m not going to vote for someone that thinks I’m a little bit less than fully human. EVER.

StraightGrandmother

December 29th, 2011

Rob in San Diego, I am NOT picking a fight with you, really I am NOT. You identify yourself as being from/in California. Alright in California you do not have the right to civil marriage but you have got everything but. In your state laws all the rights of California citizenship for sexual minorites in a Domestic Partnership = civil marriage. So you speak from a position of privilege.

What about all the sexual minorities (emphasis on the word minority) who live in Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, etc. etc. ? What if all the sexual minorities in New York and DC and Massachusetts and California etc. who have equality or damned near, just abandoned the National fight and voted for candidates that will never ever grant all sexual minority citizens to have equal civil rights? What about them? Again I am NOT picking a fight with you, but please never forget that you are speaking (and voting) from a position of privilege.

“Yup, what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one?” A slightly different issue but the sentiment should be the same for all of us concerning civil rights for sexual minorities. I think.
http://youtu.be/kYiKdJoSsb8

Please re-consider, thank you.

Rob in San Diego

December 30th, 2011

To Straightgrandmother, nor do I want to pick a fight with anyone, I just want to speak my mind as we are greatfull to have the privilege to do here in America on such forums. I do not take offense.

If marriage is to be a states rights issue then we must live in the states that accept it till the SCOTUS overturns all state laws banning it. When it was legal here in California for a few months my partner was not ready to get married to me after just divorcing his wife.

Yes we do live in a state that may get it back. We also might not get it back. At that point if marriage is really that important to me than I will recommend that we move to another state that does offer it. However I will not go to another state and get it do to the fact that my state would not recognize it.

Look, I understand that it sucks here in America that we have to fight hard for it, and that not all states or people are equal. But I prefer not to be hypocritical in my positions, I can’t have my cake and eat it to. I won’t be a hypocrite like Rick Perry, complaining about liberal, activist, legislating from the bench judges, and yet go crying to them to allow him to be on Virgina’s ballot all because he couldn’t get enough signatures turned in on time, nor a flip flopper.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Non-Idiot

January 2nd, 2012

Ron Paul’s positions is the same as a great many libertarians: get the government out of the job of granting approvals for one’s life. Do you really want to go to Uncle Sam and beg for him to give you a piece of paper? Sure you can argue about rights and legal equality, but the government was the entity that started giving married people additional rights. The fairest thing to do is to allow everyone to apply for a state-level certificate that has whatever rights in addition that the state wants to bestow for any couple that files it. Of course, most straights will not be willing to give up the additional rights they have, and so the best we might be able to do for now, is just allow gays the same ones (by allowing them to marry). Later on we will still have to revisit the issue of why we allow governments to have so much control over our personal lives, to the point of licensing them.

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required)
(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

 

Latest Posts

By The Way...

Today's Agenda Is Brought To You By...

Today In History, 1961: Illinois Becomes First State to Rescind Sodomy Law

Today In History, 1967: England, Wales Rescinds Gross Indecency Law

Emphasis Mine

Today In History, 1977: Gays Zap Straight Bar Over "Fairies Swatter" Sign

Marco Rubio Announced As Featured Speaker At Anti-Gay Event In Orlando

Today's Agenda Is Brought To You By...

Featured Reports

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.

Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing The Myths

At last, the truth can now be told.

Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!

And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

Testing The Premise: Are Gays A Threat To Our Children?

Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.

Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.