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07/07/2010

Right, NOM isn't Mormon. They are very,very,very,very Catholic

by Jeremy Hooper
...I know something about the founding of NOM -- I was there. ... NOM was not founded by Mormons as a secret front group. We have many valued members from the LDS Church since, but no member of the LDS Church hierarchy Maggie-Gallagherhelped provide seed funding for NOM, or is responsible for NOM or what we did in California to get Prop 8 on the ballot.

Gay rights activists believe they have the power to determine reality. If they say gay unions are marriages, it must be true. If they repeat the Big Lie that NOM is a Mormon front group, it must be true. I say this as a person who believes deeply that Mormons, like other Americans, have every right to participate in coalitions with others to promote core values in politics. But the relentless religious bigotry by gay activists against a religious minority with a long history of persecution in this country is shameful. The wallowing in fantasy (e.g., the belief that if they say it, it becomes true) is just sad.


-Maggie Gallagher

Maggie is actually telling the truth about NOM's roots. NOM is thoroughly and inextricably CATHOLIC. We've said it a million times, with fully fleshed out evidence supporting the same. And NOM's own general counsel, a Catholic himself, has admitted that NOM is a "predominantly Catholic" organization. We in the movement would actually be much better served if we started looking at this canonical reality.

But as for gay activists, by and large, believing that "if they say it, it becomes true"? Uh huh. Right. Coming from a person who juxtaposes the concept of racism with the concept of marriage as if they are direct comparisons, and who uses a vocabulary so talking point-laden that we'd imagine she can't even ask her husband to pass the salt without first making sure a conservative think tank approved the language! Forgive us, Maggie, if we don't take your "sad" label to heart, mind, or rosary!

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