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09/22/2011

NOM EXPOSED: NOM's new chair: Pushed Scott Lively's 'ex-gay' advocacy as 'common-sense suggestion'

by Jeremy Hooper

6A00D8341C503453Ef0154349F168B970C-18Back in April of 2003, when then-U.S.-Senator Rick Santorum made his unbelievably crude comments about gays and "man on dog" sex, newly installed National Organization For Marriage Chair John Eastman took to the Claremont Institute's blog to defend Santorum. Defend him with words written by far, far, faaaaaar right extremist Scott Lively:


[SOURCE: Archived copy of Claremont Institute's blog]

Oh, and as for the content of the Lively piece that Mr. Eastman pushed to his readers? Check it out -- it was a deeply anti-gay missive in which Lively gave advice like this:

"[C]ontest the hidden false assumption underlying most pro-"gay" arguments that homosexuality is immutable. We have a strong case on this point since 1) proponents of the "gays are born that way" justification for normalizing homosexuality bear the burden of proof, 2) proof is absolutely necessary due to the severity of social change which is contemplated by their demands, 3) proponents cannot prove that homosexuality is immutable (Indeed, ex-homosexuals can prove that it is not.), 3) if homosexuality is not immutable, then logically it must be acquired (children being the most likely to acquire the condition because of their vulnerability to social conditioning), and 4) society must err on the side of caution, actively discouraging the normalization of homosexuality in order to protect children and others from the possibility of acquiring a homosexual condition with its attendant health risks." (*You can read Lively's still-active words, in full, right here.)

So is this what we can expect from NOM: The Next Generation: A group that comes right out and admits that it wants to "change" more than just our ring fingers? Because if it is, then I, for one, totally welcome it!

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