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06/29/2010

Reeling it back, hoping we were born yesterday

by Jeremy Hooper

First he privated the video wherein he said gays are seeking "prostitution, pedophilia, and polygamy." Now Louis Marinelli -- the man who identifies himself as a NOM strategist, who has masterminded NOM's summer marriage tour (months before NOM announced anything), and to whom NOM has proudly linked (proof of it all here) -- is now doing even more damage control. He (or someone from his team) just tweeted the following:

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Two different entities? Well, uhm -- no duh. Nobody every suggested otherwise! But as long as NOM is signing on to this summer marriage tour that began with "Protect Marriage Site," as long as they are directing their own Twitter followers to the "Protect Marriage" Facebook wall, and as long as they are allowing the use of their logos and branding on all of these efforts, then there is super glue binding the House of Gallagher and the House of Marinelli! (*again, it's all fleshed out here, for those who haven't seen)

The truth: NOM has gotten themselves in a mess here, signing on to an effort simply because it (esp. the popular Facebook page) has lots of followers, neglecting to vet the harsh, thoroughly off-message rhetoric that has fueled it. And until the credibility-seeking NOM repudiates it, then it's all going to stick to them. That's a promise (Just FYI).

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**Our EARLIER post that connects all the dots. If you haven't yet read this, then the above might not make sense: Exclusive: National Org. For Marriage conclusively linked to Louis 'gays want prostitution, pedophilia, and polygamy' Marinelli

*ALSO: Here's how smugly connected the two entities were on March 17:

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**ALSO: One more connection: Marinelli and Co. run the official NOM Tumblr page

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A NOM-branded and logoed page on which they recently promoted the following quote, likening gay unions to those that might exist among family members:

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*Another connection: Just last week, NOM tweeted a way for people to join their team. And the link they gave? Yup, you guessed it: it points to Marinelli's One Man, One Woman Facebook page:

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**And last one: Marinelli and crew have been promoting the summer marriage tour for months. Long before NOM ever came on board with any mention or branding (something they only did this month):

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Connected. Undeniably.

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**UPDATE, 7/13: And now NOM is just coming right out and admitting that they are connected, changing their official Facebook page to Marinelli's own effort: Who needs a militant agenda? NOM has allowed selves (and message) to be hijacked [G-A-Y]

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