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'Baltimore Sun' *NAILS* Derek McCoy on that nutty marriage panel

by Jeremy Hooper

This is epic:

SNIP: On Thursday, Derek McCoy, the chairman of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, the group spearheading the opposition to Question 6, issued a statement in response to the video, saying, "Throughout this campaign, we have been clear that all people are worthy of dignity and respect and that tolerance and acceptance of gay and lesbian friends and family does not mean that marriage should be redefined. … Supporting traditional marriage does not make anyone anti-gay."

The trouble is, Mr. McCoy was sitting directly next to Mr. Anderson during his speech. When Mr. Anderson said, "It is not fair to open up a back door that will legalize prostitution," Mr. McCoy muttered approvingly, "How about that, how about that?" When he said, "It is not fair that we open up a back door that will possibly legalize bestiality," Mr. McCoy said, "Sure, sure." When he said, "Those who practice such things are deserving of death," Mr. McCoy lifted his head and solemnly nodded.

In his statement, Mr. McCoy took pains to object to any who would accuse Mr. Anderson of inciting violence against gays or those who support Question 6. Indeed, that surely must not have been his intent. But his belief that not just gay marriage but homosexuality in general is an "abomination" was clear.

FULL Op-Ed: Contradictions from the anti-Question 6 campaign [Balt. Sun]

*Reminder of two of the worst parts:

More here, where I respond to McCoy's claim that I and others misquoted him.

*Let's also not forget that the panel included a professional "ex-gay."

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