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06/01/2011

The real question: Will MNForMarriage hire a campaign manager or a repo man?

by Jeremy Hooper

The Minnesota Family Council has already began the 2012 effort to write discrimination into the state constitution. So in our continued effort of showing you what, exactly, is fueling the MFC's push for bias (hint: It goes well beyond marriage), we will not bring you yet another shitty reduction of our lives and loves, courtesy of an MFC spokesperson.

This one takes us back to 2009, when MFC president Tom Prichard was saying that our marriages would devalue the economy, on par with the one of the greatest economic crises to confront the modern era:

"I think the better analogy would be the mortgage crisis we're facing,
where we put in place sub-prime loans thinking it was going to be a
great boon to the economy. Well, there was a big bust and the
government's been paying the consequences. Well, I think the same
thing with marriage. Basically we've got a crisis now with divorce, but
now we're going to be adding into it counterfeit marriages, same-sex
marriages, and the problem with that is, it dilutes the currency and the
value of marriage, such that, I think, you're going to have more family
breakdown and problems resulting from that.
"

In the forthcoming ballot campaign, we will never hear these folks use words like "counterfeit marriage" or to so crudely and cruelly paint gays as akin to financial collapse. But it's there. They think it. They believe it. The MFC and its staff fundamentally sees our lives and loves as counterfeit: They have make that as clear as the freshly Windexed glass of a foreclosed gay wedding home.

And in this ballot campaign, that message is going to get out there, even if it kills me.

Break

*REMINDER of what else they've said/written about us:

Audio: Whole bunch of "ex-gay" promotion and general attempts to make gays sound like a public health hazard [G-A-Y]

Now-yanked docs that liken gays to things like bestiality and express outright hostility towards gay normalcy [G-A-Y]

Years of MFC lies, misreps, and propaganda all geared towards "changing" gays [G-A-Y]

Yet another yanked MFC doc: Teaching gay tolerance = 'psychological tampering' [G-A-Y]

Researcher Barb Anderson vs. those who'd "normalize" homosexuality rather than embrace her scientifically-rejected "ex-gay" viewpoints [G-A-Y]

Minnesota Family Council: Resist same-sex marriage like Lincoln resisted slavery [G-A-Y]

But Mr. Prichard of course wants you to ignore all of this when looking at their marriage fight: Focus only on our current vehicle, not the sustaining gas [G-A-Y]

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