RECENT  POSTS:  » Pro-discrimination activists continue to use one woman's one-sided spite against ex-husband to attack marriage equality » Audio: Tony Perkins minimizes actual religious persecution; pretends he and anti-gay pals face 'deadly consequences' » Ryan Anderson, Mark Regnerus, Rick Warren, other inequality advocates urge Pope to 'commit to marriage' » GLAAD: Are some anti-LGBT activists missing a self-awareness gene? » FRC faults Dems for broken, obstructionist Congress while advocating for broken, obstructionist Congress » FRC senior staffer: 'Ex-Gays: The Best Kept Secret in Your Child’s School' » Video: In inclusive ad, AZ Sec. of State hopeful makes discrimination his rival » That discriminatory OR baker is really overthinking reason why she's national news » Robert Oscar Lopez confirms belief that gay parents are like slave owners » Video: Values Voter Summit marriage panel was particularly boring, bad, ineffective this year  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

11/15/2010

The 'good little bigot' question: An ex post facto Browning?

by Jeremy Hooper

Brian-Susan-BrownOne more quick thing about Newsweek's fluffy Brian Brown article: The piece quotes Brian's wife Susan as saying this:

At an event in Providence, R.I., she says, “they walked up to my kids and asked them, ‘Is Mommy raising you to be a good little bigot?’?”

Only thing? We've heard this exact same quote attributed to other families. Brian himself mentioned this exact scenario in past NOM press bites, and never once did he say the question was directed to his kids.

Plus Louis Marinelli, who drove the NOM summer tour bus and got to know the Brown family firsthand, presented the quote almost verbatim in his own recounting of the Providence stop, yet in a way suggesting the incident involved two random mothers:

The rally ended wiithout [sic] any arrests or any physical altercations but I would like to highlight the extent to which the activists went to spew their hate and the remarkably dispicable [sic] tactics they used.

Towards the end of the rally a group of them converged onto a mother and her four or five young kids.

The activists went right after the kids asking them questions like "Hey, is your mommy and daddy raising you to grow up to be bigots just like them?" The kids, the youngest of which an infact [sic] and the eldest about nine were escorted away from the activists by their mother and another woman. I approached them shortly afterwards and they were visually shaken up. Again, a movement of tolerance, love and respect for all.
Gay activists deal blow to homosexual agenda at Providence rally [OMOW]

Doesn't it seem like if the situation involved Brian's own kids, he and his allies would've been uber-quick to use it to their advantage? I mean, the NOM summer tour was defined by self-victimization. If that's the mindset at play, then personalizing it would make for a perfect fit.

Or actually, the choice wouldn't even need to be strategic -- one would assume that organically, the personalization would come out. Considering that Susan is using this nugget in the national press now, that Brian posted several pics of his kids during the tour, and that the whole Brown family was used as the image on NOM's Christmas card in years past, it doesn't seem like Brian and Susan are shy about going there with the little ones. So is it not fishy to hear Susan claiming direct ownership of this supposed confrontation now, as part of an article framed from top to bottom in a "marriage protecters are the bullied ones" theme? We think so.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails