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07/19/2012

You *will not* believe the latest from NOM's Ruth Institute! (or on second thought, maybe you will)

by Jeremy Hooper

Of course the NOM/Ruth writer completely ignores what Dan Cathy actually said to stir such outrage:

DAN CATHY: (1:05)"…I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about"


AUDIO SOURCE: Dan Cathy [Ken Coleman Show]

Instead, "JThieme" focuses only on the more benign Baptist Press comments and uses them to lay a whole host of charges at our feet. Charges that the body of facts cannot back up, despite how deliberately provocative the words with which she chooses to convey them:

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[SOURCE: Ruth Blog]

*WE* (who are conveniently and errantly branded as "the left") cast him as the villain?! My first post on this subject—which, again, is what started this whole thing—consisted of almost no editorializing. It was literally just a short intro, the audio clip, and then an open question about if this might turn off customers. That was it. Any casting was done by Mr. Cathy himself.

But that (i.e the factual data) doesn't matter to an organization like NOM's Ruth Institute. Since those of us who live in LGBT existences (rather than spend our days casting stones at them) chose to have an opinion about Mr. Cathy's own public statements, we are now painted as mean to this rich corporate executive, contemptuous for all of the hetero-headed families that make up our communities and lives, whiners who are unharmed by the sort of culture where people accuse us of "shaking our fist" at God, and out only to serve our own base interests (page views, website hits, etc.). Somehow we are again the ones being nasty and inhospitable, even though we are the ones being denigrated as bringing forth judgment onto this nation via nothing more than our love!

Good grief, anti-LGBT movement: LEARN. TO. TAKE. SOME. RESPONSIBILITY. Have opinions—have at it. But stop shirking everything that comes your way!

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