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06/22/2012

Brian Brown now pretends #Prop8 star witness doesn't matter; b/c you all press release things that don't matter—yes?

by Jeremy Hooper

There is spin and then there is SPIN. Guess which category this, Brian Brown's take on David Blankenhorn's admission that "the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do," falls into:

"It is sad when a powerful and compelling voice goes silent—especially when the topic is one as important as marriage, and where the silence is not motivated by a change of view about the nature of marriage but rather a seeming succumbing to the continual pressure of the cultural elite," Brown said. "Yet retreating from the debate is not a path we or our followers will ever travel, for retreat will surely lead to defeat. We intend to fight on, and fight harder, for the truth—that marriage is the unique union of a man and a woman."

NOM also took issue with [David] Blankenhorn's statement in the article that many Americans oppose same-sex marriage out of "animus" for gays and lesbians.

"It is very unfortunate that he seemed to suggest in his op ed that many people who hold a view of marriage identical to his own hold it for dishonorable reasons," Brown said. "That's not fair or true, and he shouldn't have said it. Still, we appreciate that he continues to stand by his past writings and testimony."

NOM's president said that Blankenhorn's new position would ripple throughout elite society and the media, but is not likely to have a material impact on the outcome of the debate.

"The American people know in their heart what marriage is, and they have expressed that in the form of over 70 million votes cast in 32 consecutive state elections to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman," Brown said. "I don't expect that Mr. Blankenhorn's change of views will have any more impact in the national debate than they did in North Carolina where voters overwhelmingly supported a marriage protection amendment despite opposition from Mr. Blankenhorn."

National Organization for Marriage Says "Acceptance" of Gay Marriage Is No Path To Follow [NOM Press Release]

Riiiiiiiiight, Brian—now you claim David Blankenhorn doesn't matter. Funny, when he was on your bus, you were all about him. Now that he's bringing to light some uncomfortable truths (for you)? You throw him right underneath it!

And really, Brian, tell me—do you make a habit of press-releasing situations that don't matter to the public, or is this some sort of Friday exception?

Such consistent principles, those NOMmers.

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