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05/05/2011

Video: Why won't NOM's Chris Plante call us 'tragic' parents who want 'an accessory to put in [our] purse' when MSM cameras are rolling?

by Jeremy Hooper

FACT: National Organization For Marriage of Rhode Island executive director Christopher Plante has accused gays of wanting children so they'll have "an accessory to put in my purse":

FACT: National Organization For Marriage of Rhode Island executive director Christopher Plante has called same-sex-headed families "tragic situations" akin to families with divorced or even dead parents:

"When parents die and we have orphans...
we see those as tragic situations.
Same-sex marriage enshrines a tragic situation into law,
where a child is intentionally denied either his mother or his father.
"

FACT: Under Christopher Plante's watch, the National Organization For Marriage of Rhode Island sent out out an under-the-radar petition to local faith leaders, wherein Plante and crew cited clobber passages to condemn the gay "lifestyle," as well as sought gay people's "transformation" and "genuine repentance" (i.e. the rhetoric of "ex-gay" "change"):

"The Bible in both the Old Testament and the New Testament clearly and specifically forbids homosexual conduct – as well as all other forms of sexual misconduct outside the bounds of heterosexual marriage (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:8-11); and WHEREAS, The Bible plainly declares that God loves all people, regardless of their lifestyle, and that he accepts, forgives, heals, and transforms all who come to him in genuine repentance and faith;
...
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we commit ourselves to proclaim the love of God toward all persons, whatever their lifestyle, and to offer the hope of forgiveness, acceptance, wholeness, and transformation to all who come to him in genuine repentance and faith
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But of course this crap rarely sticks to these "protect marriage" folks. Local media continue book figures like Mr. Plante on their "point/counterpoint" shows, where the professional discriminators put on "I'm on mainstream television" masks so as to not be held accountable for the clearly beyond-the-pale, truly revelatory ways they've talked about gays when less people were watching/listening. Here's the latest example of this:

(*Note: This is a video that NOM produced, featuring only Plante's comments.
For the full "Newsmakers" piece,
see WPRI.com)

FACT: It is impossible to admit that you see gay families as tragic and that you see gay kids as resembling "teacup dogs," but also claim to be a mere voice of civil dissent on this issue. What we have here is a conversation of basic rights and fairness based in constitutional law vs. the crude, heterosexist, and deeply offensive rejection of certain tax-paying citizens' most basic of freedoms. At some point in time, the majority of people will get that, and stop seeing gay and lesbian people's constitutional rights as a source of "let's agree to disagree" debate. But for now, we get false equivalency.

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