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08/24/2009

Video: It's NOM's America, we just seek peace within it

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization for Marriage's Iowa strategy: To elect as many like-minded lawmakers as they possibly can, in hopes that a homo-hostile legislature will push for a state where majority tyranny is as valued as the corn.

Their first recruit in this new game: Conservative Republican Stephen Burgmeier, who is contesting in a special September election to fill a seat left vacant by Democratic Representative John Whitaker (who left to become the Iowa director of the Farm Service Agency).

Their first ad in this new state strategy: Really quite terrible:

Where do they get off saying that the judges "improperly imposed" marriage? Even if they see it as an imposition, what the hell was "improper" about it? It was a ruling that may not fit within NOM's narrow parameters of acceptability. But to suggest that the court's opinion was somehow corrupt is offensive not only to gays or to this one body of professionals, but also to America's legal system as a whole!

But then again, this is NOM we're talking about. Their version of "protecting society" doesn't care who or what it demeans just as long as gays' ring fingers remain naked. It's disturbing, really.

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Pffff, I wish everyone would get over it. Gay marriage is gonna happen no matter what. I'm so sick of this.

Posted by: Katarina Banner | Aug 24, 2009 6:52:26 PM

Someone needs to immediately do a compare of this commercial to the 1964 Loving v. Virginia. Activist judges back then too?

Posted by: Walter H. | Aug 24, 2009 7:45:11 PM

Wasn't the Iowa decision unanimous? If there were anything even remotely improper about it, then one would think that at least one justice would have balked. But, they can't impeach the entire court, so they have to go after the legislature.

What I want to know, is how they are skirting election laws to endorse candidates? The only way that they can legally do that is if they subject their fundraising to very stringent requirements, or they are severely limited in the amount of money that they can spend for that candidate. Either way, that opens their finances up to a lot of scrutiny, and Magger hasn't been very forthcoming with that kind of information lately.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 24, 2009 8:04:29 PM

The thing is, when it comes to civil rights allowing the people to vote is the wrong idea. Look at interracial marriage for a good example.

The general populace of the United States wasn't ready for it to happen but the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in and knocked down all the miscegenation laws that existed with voter approval.

The same is true of same sex marriage. The courts are our only hope.

Posted by: Tony P | Aug 24, 2009 8:12:52 PM

Unfortunately many people who will see this ad won't know how they're being manipulated and will go running to the ballot box to defend outdated, nonsensical conservative talking points. There needs to be a counter add put out that puts the situation in the correct perspective and informs people about what is really going on.

Posted by: dragon88 | Aug 24, 2009 8:14:16 PM

Is that guy Amish?

Posted by: Brian | Aug 24, 2009 8:52:07 PM

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