RECENT  POSTS:  » And now NOM is literally pleading with its (theoretical) supporters » Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices » NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something. » NOM's new plan? To beat up its org-crushing loss until it becomes a win. » By the time you read this headline, we'll be ten more seconds beyond stagnant anti-gay 'culture wars' » Video: America cannot wait—to purchase American Family Association radio equipment? Huh?! » Huckabee 2016: 'cause church and state aint gonna marry themselves » EEOC does wonky, under-radar thing that could lay groundwork for definitive nondiscrimination protections » Maggie Gallagher, now that you've lost on marriage, might you lose these deceptive ways as well? » Crowdfunding discriminatory business owners: Perfect statement on anti-gay movement's current affairs  

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

05/19/2011

NOM becoming a full out anti-LGBT group: He 'represents the extreme fringe' edition

by Jeremy Hooper

Randy Thomasson's Campaign For Children and Families group is so fringe and extreme, even the Prop 8 proponents rejected his offers to help. But don't take our word for it -- Here's Prop 8 attorney Andy Pugno speaking about CCF:

"That organization represents the extreme fringe and is not representative of the coalition that got it passed," Pugno said. "They didn't even support Prop. 8 until sometime in the summer."
Read more: Prop. 8 backers splinter as court fight resumes [SF Chron]

But that was 2008, when groups like the National Organization For Marriage (a huge ally of Pugno's) were more wont to stay focused on marriage and to keep up the appearance of high brown politicos. Here in 2011, many of us have watched with interest as NOM has drifted further and further off the course and off the issue of marriage itself, morphing into an outlet for generalized animus for LGBT people. Something they are again bearing out today with this Randy Thomasson-emboldening blog post:

Screen Shot 2011-05-19 At 9.34.59 Am
[NOM Blog]

This is what NOM is now supporting: Outright hostility for LGBT's benign placement in this world:

Coming from a guy who once compared town clerks who have to marry gays with Nazi officers who were ordered to "gas the Jews."

But perhaps that's what "nom" has always stood for: The sound that will emit as they inevitable eat away their own political capital.

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