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Jim Burroway

August 23rd, 2012

Umm... hold on a sec...

Let’s be clear about something: the homosexual lobby and their puppet politicians’ assault on Chick-fil-A is just the beginning.

You see, wealthy homosexual activists, such as the so-called Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, are not merely threatening, bullying, and attempting to destroy a great American business—they are declaring war on anyone who disagrees with their radical agenda.

And why? To bully and intimidate the media and enough politicians and activist judges to force homosexual marriage as the law of the land—thereby destroying the time-tested, God ordained, traditional institution of marriage.

Wait a minute…. who wrote this?

Okay, now we got it.

It’s getting harder every day to tell these people apart:

That’s why the National Organization for Marriage is fighting back to defend marriage from the activist bullies in the homosexual lobby but I need your immediate contribution of $50, $100, or as much as you can give right now to sustain the fight.

If the homosexual lobby gets its way—and it might if people of faith don’t immediately stand up to their bullying tactics—gay “marriage” will be imposed as the law of the land and the consequences will be profound. Consider:

  • Young children will be taught in public schools that it’s perfectly normal for boys to marry other boys. This is already happening in states like Massachusetts, where second grade children are taught about homosexual marriage in the classroom.
  • Religious non-profit organizations who disagree with the union of “one man and one man” will lose their tax-exempt status. Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, and other religious services could be forced out of business.
  • The majority of Americans who support the historic understanding of marriage will be treated in law as bigots and racists.

…Remember: the only way to stop a bully is to fight back and fight harder. And if you make an immediate contribution, NOM will continue to expose and defeat the gay activist bullies who want to silence Christians and impose homosexual “marriage” on all of us.



August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

“Great” minds think alike, eh? Wonder if there’s a daily fax from Hate Central that they can use for language like the RNC/Faux News.

David in Houston
August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

I have no problem with any of those so-called consequences.

1. Young children ((might)) be taught that same-sex marriage is legal in their state. If that child happens to grow up to be gay, that information (that they have the same opportunity to get married, regardless of their sexual orientation) would be a very positive thing to hear. If the child is straight, it won’t impact their life at all.

2. If that religious non-profit organization is taking taxpayer money they cannot discriminate against gay citizens… who ALSO pay taxes, which in effect supports those organizations.

3. The majority of Americans who support the historic understanding of “same-race” marriage (that existed 45 years ago) ARE currently treated as bigots and racists. But they are NOT condemned for their bigotry under the law. That makes Brian Brown a liar. Shocking, I know.

Michael C
August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

Whether or not gay couples are allowed to marry, children WILL be taught that some people are gay and there is nothing wrong with that.

Whether or not gay couples are allowed to marry, organizations and businesses WILL Not be allowed to discriminate against gay people.

Whether or not gay couples are allowed to marry, Americans who do not respect gay people WILL continue to be allowed their personal opinions.

Timothy Kincaid
August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

September 20, 1977

That was the day that an episode of Happy Days ran in which Fonzie jumped over a shark. On water skis. Wearing a swimsuit and leather jacket.

I wonder just what day will be noted as the day that NOM jumped the shark.

August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

As Gore Vidal noted, the squalor never ends among persons to whom truth is no criterion.

Eugene has always presented himself in a hyperbolic panic. As things tighten up moneywise for NOM, I guess they see the advantage in Eugene’s approach.

MattNYC says it: Great minds think alike.

August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

If you’ve got $50, $100, or as much as you can give right now to sustain the fight, send it to the American Foundation for Equal Rights (working on the Prop 8 case in the federal courts) or the groups in Washington, Minnesota, Maine, or Maryland working on marriage equality ballot items in this year’s election. We really need a ballot box victory on this question soon. And if SCOTUS takes the Prop 8 case, we’ll need to win there, too.

August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

Mr. Kincaid,

I think the date is September 22, 2011.

It’s when Ms. Gallagher left the sinking ship.

Since then, it’s been one bad episode after another.

Gregory Peterson
August 23rd, 2012 | LINK

“We don’t consider ourselves hate-mongers and racists and bigots.”

Robert Patterson, a founder and the Mississippi Executive Secretary of the (white) Citizens’ Councils.

From the book: The Deep South Says Never
by John Bartlow Martin. Ballantine Books, New York. 1957. page 3.

August 24th, 2012 | LINK

Brian likes to complain about the word marriage being redefined. It seems he has no problem redefining the word bully.

A bully is “a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.”

Brown’s definition completely inverts the meaning. LGBT activism lobbies to overcome the legacy of bullying from an inherited inequality dating back to a time of criminalisation. This is the context of fighting back.

When Brown calls “to fight back and fight harder” he’s actually calling to double down on the beating before the victim gets away. He wants to change the definition of the word bully to mean the person who wont take their beating and stay down.

August 24th, 2012 | LINK


Catholic Charities was *not* forced out of business in Massachusetts.

First of all, they had already been adopting kids to gay couples before gay marriage:

Second, Catholic Charities voluntarily shuttered itself rather than comply with the law.

Third, “complying with the law” meant that if they wanted to follow their anti-gay doctrine (which I fully support their right to do), they could – they just had no recourse to state funds. Other religious adoption agencies (Mormons spring to mind) continue to run adoption agencies in the state.

I’m *so* tired of this paper-thin lie.

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