February 6th, 2013
The National Organization for Marriage is upset.
“For far too long, media outlets and reporters have allowed activist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to label opponents of same-sex ‘marriage’ as ‘hate groups’ and regularly describe organizations that hold traditional Judeo-Christian views of sexual morality as ‘anti gay,'” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “But words have consequences, and we know that allowing such inflammatory terms to be used in media reports describing those who object to redefining marriage can lead to harassment and even violence against members of those organizations.”
Oh, my heart weeps for you.
NOM has a blog and provides a forum for its supporters. I wouldn’t hold NOM responsible for random comments left there, except that NOM moderates the blog thoroughly, deleting many (not all) polite and informative gay-positive comments. Let’s have a look at what NOM doesn’t delete, and see if we can pinpoint any “inflammatory terms.” I’ll stick to just this past week.
I find it totally UNACCEPTABLE that the [Boy Scouts of America] may be willing to expose our children to this country’s most dangerous Predators.
Every single Catholic priest caught up in that Church’s abuse scandal is a self identified “homosexual.”
Homosexuals, especially the “openly gay” ones should not be around children period.
It appears that your real agenda is to obscure the innate and immutable differences that exist between the sexes in a vain attempt to appease your sense of guilt for your crimes against humanity.
Denying service to sexual deviants is no worse than denying service to a drug addict, alcoholic, a felon, or a stray dog.
I did not make these miscreants perverts, immoral, or heathens, but that is what they are
The perverts have nothing real to point to in defense of their demands for special consideration; only transitory emotions that cannot be defined or quantified.
People are just standing up against those who are demanding these perverts be declared moral.
And it goes on. And on. And on.
NOM, it’s your blog. You have every right to censor reasonable comments from the opposition while giving a forum to your most hateful followers. Just don’t turn around and get all righteous about the very thing you so fervently support.
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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"
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