The big LGBT takeaway of March 2012:
Mid-month, GLAAD launched the Commentator Accountability Project. The project consists primarily of the listed individual's own words, all backed with multi-media link sourcing. GLAAD's sole request is for media bookers, writers, anchors, reporters, producers, or whoever to use the information when any of these pundits come on the air. The CAP Project uses anti-LGBT figure's own efforts and simply asks them to answer for them.
In a virtually singular voice, every social conservative who has responded to the project (at last count, fifteen of the listed commentators have personally replied and countless others who aren't listed have weighed in) has pushed back against it by claiming that GLAAD wants to "silence." To "censor." To shut them up.
This past Monday night, on the last week of the month, HRC unveiled previously sealed documents pertaining to the National Organization For Marriage. The documented consisted exclusively of NOM's own words and action plans, all undeniably crafted by people within that outfit. HRC's sole request is for people who care about these kinds of things to use the information in their considerations of what NOM is really all about. The pushback against NOM uses the anti-LGBT group's own (race-baiting, Obama sideswiping, children investigating, cognitive elite seeking) efforts and simply asks the organization to answer for them.
Since the data came out, NOM, an organization that typically has much to say about anything involving LGBT "culture warring" (including the aforementioned GLAAD project) has all but ignored that even exists. While organizations all around them express outrage at the games, NOM has issued one press release that amounts to a "some of our best friends are…" excuse, and Maggie Gallagher has offered a flippant post to her National Review blog. But that's it.
Joint takeaway: The anti-equality crowd dislikes nothing more than their own words and actions. Dracula has garlic. Superman has Kryptonite. The far-right anti-LGBT crowd has documented facts that they themselves put on the record.
Can't wait to see what April brings!
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