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10/11/2011

Because ill will ain't gonna cultivate itself: Santorum, Bachmann to target certain New Hampshirites' legal marriages

by Jeremy Hooper

This announcement from New Hampshire's Cornerstone Policy Research:

JOIN US FOR A MARRIAGE RALLY ON WEDNESDAY WITH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, RICK SANTORUM AND MICHELE BACHMANN

The Family Research Council Values Voter Bus will host a Marriage Rally in light of the pending legislation to restore the natural definition of marriage in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire rally will take place in front of the Holiday Inn in Concord at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 12. Tony Perkins and the FRC will be joined by some special guests: Representative Michele Bachmann and former US Senator Rick Santorum.

Holiday Inn, Concord, 172 North Main St.

So once again we have GOP luminaries joining up with extreme groups whose leaders call for the "exportation" and criminalization of gay people, so that they can rally the most conservative voters by stigmatizing certain kinds of New Hampshire families and their peaceful, benign marriages. And even more egregious than that: The whole thing, with targeted animus that should be as plain as day, will still get treated by most as just par for the GOP campaign course. As if certain citizens are fit to suffer the indignity of having their rights put before public debate, so long as that debate allows producers to fill yet another segment with a "from the right, from the left" act of cable news punditry.

But hey, at least for now it's just the two most outspokenly anti-LGBT candidates within the GOP field who are joining this lil' rally. What, are the others busy stirring up similar animus in Iowa?

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*REMINDER: Cornerstone Policy pushes so-called "ex-gay" therapy as its one and only resource for "dealing with" homosexuality:


Why is New Hampshire's Cornerstone Policy pushing 'ex-gay' myths? [YouTube]

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