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NC's leading 'family' group puts figurative sniper rifle in our hands. Literally.

by Jeremy Hooper

What you are about to see is not a mockup image. This is the actual graphic that the North Carolina Family Policy Council, the leading anti-equality group in the Tar Heel State, is running in its quarterly publication in order to scare citizens into voting for the state's proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage:

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[SOURCE: Family North Carolina, Winter 2011]

Yup, that's right: Their emblematic representation for our side is that of an assassin poised to take out a pair of heterosexual newlyweds as they embrace in a wheat field. That's where their mind goes. More importantly: That's where they want their supporters' minds to go.

Now, NCFPC will of course say they were just being allegorical and that everyone uses symbolic graphics like this. But no, not everyone does. Unless through the vehicle of some deep and drippingly obvious parody, I would never put a human couple behind the sites of some sort of deadly weapon. But we see it ALL THE TIME from the "nice," "loving" "values" crowd. Quite frankly, it scares me.

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