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09/01/2010

Audio: NOM (and Vatican) affiliate vs. complex world's relational realities

by Jeremy Hooper

We've talked numerous times about how obviously the National Organization For Marriage and its affiliates base their *CIVIL MARRIAGE* opposition on the personal Catholic faith that's shared by most of the NOM heads (Maggie Gallagher, Robert George, Brian Brown, Jennifer Roback Morse, etc, are all devout Catholics). Well in a recent speech at her "It Takes A Family" youth conference, Roback-MorseRoback Morse (pic.) of the NOM affiliated Ruth Institute pretty unabashedly admitted as much when she gave an entire speech that she said was founded in canonical law.

And beyond just the Catholic vs. civil law factor: if you have the mettle to stick out the speech (which is only marginally gay-specific), you'll also hear the truth about NOM and the Ruth Institute's work: That it's less about banning same-sex marriage and more about keeping the family structure in one certain box, with everything else that breaks from that "tradition" painted as less-than. From divorce to step parenting to reproductive technologies ("please keep the eggs and sperm in your body until you're ready to use them") to contraception: It's a speech that should concern not only the gay people who NOM and Ruth most obviously work to deny, but also any human being in this nation who doesn't think that one money-trained personality (Roback Morse's Ph.D. is in Economics) should be using her own personally calculated views to tell the natural world's full spectrum that its true-to-life parts don't add up.

Listen in:


*SOURCE: Jennifer Roback Morse [Ruth Institute]

*Note: It's hysterical to hear all the youthful references that Morse clumsily injects in her college-centered work. iPhone and "OMG!" references? Puhleeze.

*Also interesting to hear that Roback Morse is on her second marriage (she says the first was annulled). And an adoptive mother herself.

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**UPDATE: An addendum

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