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09/30/2011

Video: Maggie Gallagher on 'taking over the world for Christ'

by Jeremy Hooper

If you start this new "Maggie Report" video around 10:30, you'll hear Human Events editor Jason Mattera accuse "the left" of being obsessed with same-sex marriage, even as he sits right there next to a person who has defined herself and her career by discriminating against the same. But while that pretense made me shake my head, the soundbite that really pricked my ears comes around 12:50 when Mattera and Gallagher have this exchange about a certain presidential candidate's desire to "take over the world for Christ":

Mattera: "They think it's some sort of weird conspiracy that [Michele Bachmann's] trying to take over the world for Christ."

Gallagher: "Good for her, I say"

Uh, no Maggie, you *don't* say that. At least not when before Congress, on cable news, or speaking as an official proponent of a campaign to roll back *civil* marriage equality. In fact, Maggie, you take great strides to cover the fact that your public pushes are so obviously driven by your Catholic faith. And that's the problem: That you, NOM, and most all of the "protect marriage" movement refuse to publicly acknowledge your goal of injecting personal faith into public policy!

Personally, I would *LOVE* to hear Maggie come on camera in the next states where our rights are up before a public vote (MN and NC already confirmed) and say, "NOM wants to take over the world for Christ." Put it out there. Let the people know what, exactly, they are truly voting on. Because it's there, and those of us who cover this kind of thing have always known it. It's time for the Maggies of the world to have the fortitude to admit what's truly going on here.

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