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03/15/2012

National Org. For [knocking yet-to-be-published kids books that have nothing to do with] Marriage

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization For Marriage continues to prove that its agenda goes well beyond its stated cause. Check out this snippet from Brian Brown's weekly newsletter, which cites the uber-incendiary LifeSiteNews:

Meanwhile, what's next for the progressives who want to raise your kids and grandkids in their morality?

If you need a little extra motivation in the face of great challenges, take a peek at this new children's book, "What Makes a Baby." It will probably be coming to a school near you soon, at least if the author has his way.

The author, Cory Silverberg, says this picture book will include information on all the (30!) ways parents can get a baby, including "a doctor, fertility clinic, adoption or foster agency; it might be a turkey baster and a friend; it might be a sperm donor or a surrogate."

According to Lifesite News, "The author intends that his 'book for kids about sex,' aimed at pre-schools through to 8-years-olds, will also be accompanied by a teacher's resource to assist its implementation in a school setting."
A Massive Opportunity for Marriage, NOM Marriage News [NOM]

Now, first off: This "What A Baby" book project (it's still in gestation) is nothing short of adorable. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. On Kickstarter, a whopping 1,919 backers have exceeded the project's goal by almost $55,000!

But the thing is: Whether you like the project or not, it is WHOLLY unrelated to the subject of civil marriage equality, the fight with which we all thought NOM was supposed to be concerned. This book is about families that do exist, in tangible form, regardless of marriage (and even specifically inclusive of the unmarried). The project focuses only on family realities that exist within our world, not marriage policy.

But as we're learning more everyday, the National Organization For Marriage is not really concerned with only marriage and laws pertaining to the same. They love to say "Gays and lesbians have a right to live as they choose, but they don't have the right to redefine marriage for the rest of us." However, they're beginning to show us that even the "live as they choose" part would never fly in the world NOMmers would create if left to their own devices. And in fact, it doesn't even seem to be gay people's lives and families that NOM would care to micromanage, given the chance.

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*Side note: Congrats on your baby announcement, Brian. And I mean that sincerely, even if you'd never extend my family the same courtesy.

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