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03/30/2012

NOM finds support in Peter 'export the homosexuals' Sprigg

Peter Sprigg responds to the NOM scandal: No, no, Peter -- you're confused. The issue is that they expressly said that they wanted to actively drive a wedge between gays and blacks. You know, like you once actively expressed your...

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Video: Love and lattes? Reclaiming the universal language

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Latest: Romney's PAC funded NOM's divisiveness

This is breaking. And huge: KEEP READING: One of NOM’s Top Secret Donors Revealed: Mitt Romney[HRC] MORE: Mitt Romney's PAC Funded Anti-Gay Marriage Group Under The Radar[Huff Po]

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Video: Maggie defends (read:spins) the indefensible

Via Equality Matters: What I'm hearing from Maggie? That she just doesn't think NOM is capable of implementing the stated tactics, not that she wouldn't have done so had she been able to achieve results. *Much of what I would...

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And Pat Robertson makes 37...

Most of the commentators on GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project are there because they often get booked and/or quoted in the media. The latest addition, however, is someone who plays a different role in this whole "culture war." Pat Robertson plays...

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America has hate speech laws & heterosexism falls under them, says Glenn Stanton's latest fib

Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton, writing for Baptist Press: Even today, saying a child has a right to a mother and father has been deemed hate-speech. [BP News] Though fortunately for Glenn, pulling fallacious, self-victimizing talking points from a...

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When your boycott is outpaced by 435,000+ votes, hubris is prob. not in order

Over on the uber-hostile LifeSite News site, the National Organization For Marriage's Thomas Peters is saying this: NOM Cultural Director Thomas Peters told LifeSiteNews.com that the [Starbucks] boycott is only in its first stage. “People don’t want their coffee company...

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Matt Barber says #glaadcap profile is 'out-of-context, cherry-picked'; prove it, tough guy

In the Daily Caller, Matt Barber claims this about GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project: As feeble justification for its censorship efforts, GLAAD provides a list of out-of-context, cherry-picked quotes — some accurate, some not — the organization finds offensive. The left’s...

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03/29/2012

But, but, but -- gays are the mean ones, says Brian Brown, reliably (and cowardly)

Almost three days later, and this is what we get: "Let me be the first to say that the tone of the language in that document as quoted by the press is inapt. Here's something I know from the bottom...

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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...

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The SNL Word: Out lesbian McKinnon reportedly joining storied late night cast

I saw out lesbian comic Kate McKinnon (formerly of "The Big Gay Sketch Show") perform last spring at Upright Citizens Brigade, and she was beyond hysterical. So I really hope this Deadline report is true: I hear that in the...

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Julian Bond: NOM uses people like 'pieces on a chess board'

Just think of all of the stuff they haven't explicitly spelled out. The mind can only imagine.

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NOM's division unites GLAAD & HRC

Today GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released statistics showing broad support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people among the African American as well as the Latino and Hispanic communities. The statistics were compiled after HRC released...

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America's Finest News Source takes on NOM

**MORE: Bigot Group Recommended Alienating Gays From Blacks [The Onion]

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'TMI' says man who makes living delving into our private lives

Robbie Samuels didn't tag Peter Sprigg in his tweet: He didn't provoke Sprigg. Didn't taunt him. In fact, he didn't involve the Family Research Council Senior Fellow in any way: But leave it to Sprigg, who has apparently taken a...

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Equality activists, it's your fault NOM wants 'to drive a wedge between gay and blacks'

This from Renew America contributor Frances Kelly: The elephant in the room is the big fat wedge that existed long before NOM came into existence to defend marriage from activists who want to change it entirely by removing the gender-integrated...

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What else is NOM 'with'? The view that gays are 'ultimately destructive'

What Kirk Cameron actually said to draw scrutiny: "I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." "I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental, and...

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They laugh so as not to [seem like they de]cry

Remember that guy Mike Adams? The one who responded to Commentator Accountability Project by calling GLAAD a "branch of the Gaystapo using Nazi tactics" and asking "has Satan finally overtaken their twisted souls?" The guy who thinks he gets away...

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NBJC on NOM: '[D]etermined to use African American faith leaders as pawns to push their damaging agenda'

NOM still hasn't offered any sort of comment with any substance attached. Which is fine, as it only means that more groups like the National Black Justice Coalition are going to take the open floor: WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 27,...

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Bertrand Russell & MN For Marriage: '[T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists'

And now Bertrand Russell, an early champion of reforming the United Kingdom's laws on homosexuality, will give you his views on marriage, circa 1928: [SOURCE: Sceptical Essays, pg. 4-5, 1928, Routledge Classics edition] And now Minnesota For Marriage, an organization...

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FRC looks at clock, decides God has time for 'smear the queer' match

The Family Research Council finds representation in any number of forums, from legislative testimony to cable news to GOP rallies. But to get the really good stuff, one must look to the organization's less public calls to prayer. That's where...

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03/28/2012

Meanwhile, in other NOM disasters of the month

From longtime G-A-Y pal LOrion: Great Job NOM, Starbucks stock doing great [Kos]

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Maggie responds, still doesn't get why 'driving a wedge between gays and blacks' is out of line

From the comments on already insenitive Maggie's NRO blog: It's okay, Maggie. Judging from almost every forum I've seen (including this one on NRO), the rest of America knows with whose narrative the "fundamental problem" lies.

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Video: Maggie's no show = equality's triumph

From Equality Matters: Worse possible move NOM could've made. **UPDATE: Roberts now says that Maggie was booked in wrong studio and will be on at another time. Fine. Good. We need answers from her. These won't do.

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Photo: This is how Maggie Gallagher responded to NOM scandal today on MSNBC

She. Didn't. Show. Up. For. Booked. Appearance: Video later. **UPDATE: Thomas Roberts now says that Maggie was booked in wrong studio and will be on at another time. Which is actually fine. Better, even. We need answers from her. These...

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Photos: Vote for Marriage NC turns yet another church event into anti-civil-marriage campaign stop

From a marriage event being held right now at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary: [SOURCE for both pics] Because a constitutional law school would've been too burdensome.

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Must read: This is the man working to stop equality in Maine

I've told you many times about Mike Heath and his pointed exclusion from the 2009 campaign that managed to to repeal marriage in Maine. So let's start with that: MIKE HEATH: When I resigned from the League in 2009 Maine...

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NOM Strategy, Condemned: 'Countdown' to NOM's implosion

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NOM Strategy, Condemned: Congressman Keith Ellison says NOM opposed to 'basic ideals'

"Today, we learned from previously confidential documents that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is intentionally working to divide Americans across racial lines to advance their political agenda. ... Our nation was founded on the principle of liberty and justice...

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NOM Strategy, Condemned: NOM's 'never desired civil disagreement' charges Maggie's fellow Family Scholar blogger

This comes from Barry Deutsch over at FamilyScholars.org (a site that was created by Maggie Gallagher's former employer, the Institute for American Values, and where Maggie is still a listed blogger): SNIP: NOM’s representatives often talk about the value of...

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03/27/2012

Congratulations, Freedom To Marry: NOM's New Media team lauded your 'fresh, grassroots approach'

Our old pal Louis Marinelli has uploaded all kinds of documents sent his way during his time working for the National Organization For Marriage. One slide, part of a suggested redesign proposed by NOM's new media strategists at OpusFidelis, really...

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'Non-cognitive' dissonance: GLAAD enters NOM game through 'glamorous', 'elite' door

One thing interesting about this latest NOM scandal is that the slights are so sweeping and multi-faceted, that any number of groups have found specific ways to address the matter so that it fits the organizational perspective. GLAAD is focusing...

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Maggie belittles deep concerns of Julian Bond, AAMLC, others

NOM's past President and Chair, Maggie Gallagher, doesn't give credit to the Human Rights Campaign's NOM Exposed project, which actually broke the story. But the bigger insult is that she simply doesn't care what Julian Bond, the African American Ministers...

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Marinelli ultimately divided self from NOM; not before seeing seem divisive things

With NOM's tactics so heavily represented in the news today, NOM defector Louis Marinelli is revealing some of what he knows about the org's divisive games: (Louis is updating this post with more as it comes to mind: National Organization...

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Yeah, @Vote4MarriageNC? You're using an ardent critic as a supportive voice?! #4marriagenc

Personally I wouldn't use someone who'd referred to my campaign as discrimination in order to build support for my effort: But then again, I wouldn't encourage civil discrimination in the first place.

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: The 'Annie' vs' 'Jayla' ads, revisited

Since we all now know what we all now know, I want to re-post something that was bothering me about the National Organization For Marriage way back in 2009. #1: This is how a certain ad sounded in multiple states:...

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: MSNBC's first blip

Comes via the openly gay Thomas Roberts: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Fred Karger demanded, got answers

Without Fred Karger, we would not know what we now all know about the National Organization For Marriage. That's not an overstatement. He really deserves a massive portion of any dished out praise. Fred's comment: STATEMENT by Fred Karger on...

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Paper of record gets in on the story

And now, the story hits some little media outlet known as The New York Times: Anti-Gay Marriage Group Recommends Creating Tension Between Gays and Blacks [NYT Caucus Blog]

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Tried to find dysfunctional skeletons in gay-reared kids' closets

Right Wing Watch on a heretofore overlooked point in NOM's strategy papers: Not only did NOM propose to document anti-gay “victims” of gay rights with emotional videos…they proposed to hire a staff member at $50,000 a year “to identify children...

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Some of NOM's best friends are 'minority partnerships'….

In obvious (but unstated) reaction to the disturbing facts that we all now know about NOM and its desire to divide this nation, the org just issued the following: Brian, hon, you don't get it: We're not saying that you...

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Latest #glaadcap critic: 'Has Satan finally overtaken their twisted souls?'

And now, Towmhall columnist Mike Adams responds to the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project by auditioning for the same: In other words, [the project] is a branch of the Gaystapo using Nazi tactics to ban those who disagree with them from...

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NOM Shadiness, Exposed: Supposedly automated 'Dump Starbucks' counter resets to 0

They've scrubbed it now. But this morning, this has NOM's "Dump Starbucks" counter registered: Could've been an honest mistake. Although it is certainly weird for an automated counter (that's already facing scrutiny) to proceed to reset itself to zero without...

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Please, lets get some thinkers up in here!

When conservative legal scholar John Eastman was appointed as Maggie Gallagher's NOM Board Chair replacement, the common belief within our side's "culture war" circles was that NOM was hoping to up its intellectual heft. This demonstration of need from August...

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Highly partisan org. 'sideswipes' first, asks questions later

In July 2009, with only six months of office under his belt, it would've been hard for even an ardent critic to position President Barack Obama as a "social radical" on gay issues. But it wasn't hard for NOM, where...

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Maggie's Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance

Think Maggie Gallagher launched her so-called "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" organically, based off the growing need she saw around her? Well that's crapballs! In truth, that project was deliberately concocted almost two years before it actually launched, hoping to seek out...

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NOM Strategy, Exposed: Actively seeking 'elites'

You know how the National Org. For Marriage is always claiming that the other side is filled with "elites"? Well gee, that's funny, since they've been actively working to 'seek to identify a next generation of elites": **Pg 22, Exhibit...

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NOM EXPOSED: HRC’s Solmonese: Secret Documents Are Game Changer

Today is the day that the National Org. for Marriage's hurtful disregard for the richness of America's fabric will finally bite the org in the behind: “Nothing beats hearing from the horse’s mouth exactly how callous and extremist this group...

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03/26/2012

NOM's deeply divisive race games: CONFIRMED, disturbingly

Over the past three years, I've spilled much digital ink on the obvious and disturbing way that I, based on my own analysis, perceived the National Organization For Marriage to be working to deliberately divide Americans on the basis of...

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NOM EXPOSED: What NOM is unintentionally dumping: Own organization’s perceived viability!

What NOM is unintentionally dumping: Own organization’s perceived viability! [NOM Exposed]

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