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04/21/2009

He who suggests dominating American government manages to get NOMinated

by Jeremy Hooper

This from Mormon Times, 7/24/08

If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that motherhood doesn't require a husband or father, and that homosexuality is as valid a choice as heterosexuality for their future lives, then why in the world should married people continue to accept the authority of such a government?

What these dictator-judges do not seem to understand is that their authority extends only as far as people choose to obey them.

How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.

-Writer Orson Scott Card

This from Deseret News, 4/20/09:

The LDS Church is not helping to fund the National Organization for Marriage, [NOM head Robert George] said, but is represented on the board by author and Mormon Times columnist Orson Scott Card.
Guv draws scrutiny over stance on civil unions [Deseret News]

So folks, don't be surprised if NOM's next "Gathering Storm" spot is less about rain, more about an angry mob overthrowing their country because the independent judiciary was "radical" enough to do its job!

Good god, their desperation is getting scary.

*More from NOM's Epic FAIL of a month: NOM's embarassing casting tapes. NOM denies comments. NOM supports 2M4M. NOM is despised by YouTube community, receiving parody after parody after parody. NOM is unpopular even on their own Facebook page. NOM forfeits chance to defend their failure of an ad. NOM overextends their copyright. NOM's Brian Brown forfeits chance to defend self. NOM issues a "fact sheet" that only gets the "sheet" part right. NOM's Maggie Gallagher compares self to Vaclav Havel. NOM is cited as a death knell for their movement. Despite all this, NOM claims that their ad is a "success." Then they ratchet up the absurdity one more notch and actually "thank" Stephen Colbert for viciously skewering them.

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Your thoughts

UMMM. JH? 4/30/09 ???

Posted by: LOrionl | Apr 21, 2009 3:59:13 PM

"Good god, their desperation is getting scary." ... and we are all out here to watch them, every misstep of the way.

Posted by: LOrionll | Apr 21, 2009 4:00:58 PM

Oops! Since Orson writes sci-fi, I was convinced i could see the future :-)

Fixed.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 21, 2009 4:15:40 PM

My husband is very fond of a line from "Hairspray" and it does seem to fit, "Get ready for a whole lot of ugly coming at you in a long parade of stupid." Upsetting these people is like disturbing a nest of rattlesnakes. If they feel the world around them is changing, they feel threatened. If they feel threatened, they're dangerous.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Apr 21, 2009 4:18:42 PM

These people have no idea what they should be concerned about - they shouldn't be concerned about us marrying - they should be concerned about divorce (the Mormons are really ones to be talking with their MULTIPLE wifes - probably had animals too)they should be concerned about children from broken homes - you don't see any christians adopting these poor kids - instead they think about $$$$ - witness the $$$$$ they spent in California and were so very pissed off that Vermont didn't give them a chance to raise their pitchforks here - there is unemployment - as a friend of my says (an attorney and STRAIGHT at that) with all that's wrong with the world why would anyone care about who loves who! GET A LIFE FOLKS!

Posted by: tom | Apr 21, 2009 4:33:57 PM

Just legalize polygamy so the Mormons shut up and mind their own business.

Posted by: ---- | Apr 21, 2009 4:36:33 PM

To the last poster about legalizing polygamy - we can't do that because they said the gays would be trying to do that the next thing. I was at some of the Vermont hearings and they brought out all the tried and "un"true statements that go back eons - that was the first one they brought up and the second one brought up was marrying goats, etc. One guy said "If you allow the gays to marry, when two guys break up they'll go looking for young boys to take the place of their husband" - - sorry, but what kind of twisted mind thinks like that?

Posted by: tom | Apr 21, 2009 4:58:37 PM

The bigoted kind, tom.

Posted by: Bill S | Apr 21, 2009 7:12:04 PM

Orson Scott Card has gone from being an average homophobe to becoming an extremely enraged, dangerous writer who makes incredibly inflammatory statements that no responsible writer should ever say. Even several Mormon Church leaders would call his statements a bit extreme. He has always been a bit of a nut-bar.

Posted by: Benjamin | Apr 21, 2009 9:15:51 PM

Just point out it was the norm during ancient times (even supported by the Bible) and still common among several cultures. "Traditional Marriage" is a myth. Everyone should watch the Penn & Teller's Bullshit episode "Family Values", it's truly eye opening and informative.

Posted by: ---- | Apr 21, 2009 10:11:44 PM

We don't need schools to teach "that motherhood doesn't require a husband or father"

You can learn that by following the family life of the GOP VP nominee.

Posted by: Peter | Apr 22, 2009 1:38:21 AM

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