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07/13/2010

Who needs a militant agenda? NOM has allowed selves (and message) to be hijacked

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization For Marriage just updated the background image on their official Twitter page. Take note of what they now refer to as their official Facebook home:

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Yes, that's right: It's the incredibly incendiary, "ex-gay"-backing "Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman" Facebook page that was created by newfound NOM strategist (and bus driver) Louis Marinelli. The same Louis J. Marinelli who uses Paul Cameron's research to say that "gays have shorter life spans," who thinks that all gays are single even if they are married or in a committed relationship, who thinks that Peter LaBarbera and his fringe "Americans For Truth" group is merely "tell the truth about homosexuality," who says that marriage equality is "a mockery and a hijacking of the civil rights movement," who flat-out calls gays an abomination, who says that "Deviance" describes actions or behaviours that violate cultural norms - homosexuality is far from a cultural norm. Therefore, it is deviant," who claims that "Homosexuality and gay marriage are wrong and harmful to society," who thinks that "there shouldn't be any recognition of homosexual relationships because that is saying that homosexuality is OK," who says that "what they do is blantantly [sic] immoral. :) [smile his own], " who has compared our unions to that which might exist between a sterile brother and sister, who resorts to blanket character assassination in saying that one should "#nevertrust activists of the homosexual agenda - they are deceitful people who care only about themselves and not what's best for society," and who has made an egregious video declaring that modern LGBT rights activists want the "3 P's: Prostitution, pedophilia, and polygamy":

The same Marinelli who has hit up this site's comment threads, continuing his attempts to link gays to pedophilia and polygamy.

So it's now one billion percent official, folks: Anything that has been, is, or will be said by Marinelli and company is now officially a part of NOM's playbook. Frankly we're shocked that folks who've been in the game as long as Maggie Gallagher and Robert George would allow this to happen. But whatever -- they have. So use it. And spread it widely.

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**UPDATE: Among the pages that this newly official NOM Facebook page counts as a favorite? Regina Griggs' incredibly fringe "ex-gay" advocacy group:

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