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04/16/2012

Don't be fooled—WA's two anti-equality teams are in same bed

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2012-04-16 At 4.37.26 PmPublicly, there's been a bit of a disconnect between the Preserve Marriage Washington coalition, which the National Organization For Marriage is heading up, and the much more openly anti-LGBT Protect Marriage Washington, whose top guiders have compared Washington's Governor to John Wilkes Booth, routinely called gay people "the enemy" and claim gays need to "repent," and Screen Shot 2012-04-16 At 4.37.35 Pmhave made truly unbelievable claims like "Muslims have come out in favor of same sex marriage, so they can usher in Sharia Law which allows polygamy." But don't you buy the public disconnect for even one second! Behind the scenes, the two coalitions are coordinating their efforts:

This from Ken Hutcherson, one of the chief spokesmen of the latter coalition:

The battle to restore traditional marriage in our state is hot!

I will be holding an area-wide pastors' meeting on Thursday, April 26 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Antioch Bible Church offices. We will be strategizing ways to ensure both Referendum 74 and Initiative 1192 are successful. Chris Plante from the National Organization for Marriage will in attendance.

Please forward this invitation to your pastor and if they are not planning on coming, ask them why not.
...
Thank you and please pray that many, many pastors in the Puget Sound area will lock arms and join the fight to make the institution of marriage in this state exclusively between one man and one woman.

[SOURCE: AB Church]

Fair enough, NOM. If you want to strategize with the crew that tries to link gays to NAMBLA and openly claims that this civil marriage referendum is only about "what God has asked Christians to do," then be my guest. The social conservatives' dwindling pragmatism (which is even alienating hardcore same-sex marriage opponents) does seem to be the theme of this year's many marriage ballot fights.

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