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02/08/2012

Allies at an axis: Even those who really shouldn't are starting to state the obvious

by Jeremy Hooper

In Mark Oppenheimer's new, extensive article on Maggie Gallagher, this line really jumped out:

One prominent ally of Gallagher’s told me that the “fight is over.” There will be minor victories to come, but “we’re going to lose,” the ally said.

Jumped out, because more honest members of the socially conservative movement have told me the same. In fact, I've been told -- point blank, in a moment of unique candor -- that at this point, most of the marriage stuff and the ever-coarsening rhetoric that its "protectors" are using in order to drum up attention, is motivated largely by the given organization's need/desire to fundraise.

I suspect it will be some time before these same "values" workers admit as much to the general public, as there's surely five to ten more years of cash in this cow. But when the people tasked with stewarding this cause start admitting as much to someone like me or someone like Mark Oppenheimer, you can bet that said cause is in a state of peril. To me, these insiders' yearnings to share these, the inner secret of their own movement, say volumes about the unseen drama and the curious human instinct to (over)share provocative news.

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