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NOM’s unintentional self-parody

Timothy Kincaid

August 20th, 2012

Apparently someone didn’t take their irony supplements this morning. Because the National Organization for Marriage posted this:

“Bachelorette” star Ryan Bowers tweeted his support for Chick-fil-A and the “sanctity of marriage” on the Appreciation Day:

“Everyone is eating at chik fil-a today to support the Kathy family and their stand for the sanctity of marriage!!! Lv it!”

(For those who are not familiar with the series, Bachelorette is a television show on which a couple dozen men compete for the privilege of marrying a woman. A potential husband is eliminated each episode and drama is enhanced by showing viewers the general sleaziness and underhanded tactics of the competitors. Much of the show is reportedly scripted and edited to create a storyline.

Of the eight seasons, only the first bachelorette is currently married to the winner. Ah, sanctity.)

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Lindoro Almaviva
August 20th, 2012 | LINK

Amazing. Well, just like Kathy Prejean, another non cognitive “star” for the mom stable.

Richard Rush
August 20th, 2012 | LINK

Anonymous NOM insiders are saying the organization is close to the launch of a retooling of their brand with a PR blitz to roll out a revised acronym and tag-line:

NOMD . . .

. . . Protecting the sanctity of Mariage & Divorce: One Man and One Woman at a time.

Ian
August 20th, 2012 | LINK

Oh yes, talk about the sanctity of marriage when it is treated as a show/contest/competition.

Good job!

Eric in Oakland
August 21st, 2012 | LINK

Well at least they had the presence of mind to use scare quotes for “sanctity of marriage”.

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