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10/12/2012

MD Marriage Alliance reports $838k haul ($650k of which came from NOM & Knights of Columbus)

-- $400,000 from Catholic-led National Org. For Marriage -- $250,000 from Catholic Knights of Columbus -- An additional $151,000 from the Maryland Marriage Alliance, the in-state group that campaign head Derek McCoy runs It's reporting time in Maryland, kids: MD...

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Video: Fair and reasonable Bill Moyers vs. NOM's unfair and unreasonable Iowa antics

A calm voice takes on NOM's freedom-damning bout of judicial whacktivism: Oh sure, Moyers and his company make some good points. But, but, but—Where's the bus? And the extreme former Senator who has compared gay people's love to man-on-dog? And...

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Video: Vander Plaats denies our legislative success; apparently unfamiliar with NY, MD, WA, NH…

Listen to this ridiculous accusation that Bob Vander Plaats os now making in order to justify his freedom-threatening attempts to politicize the Iowa courts. Clip is cued up correctly: So let me first remind you that Bob's current "NO Wiggins"...

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Video: 'It's National Coming Out Day, Charlie Brown'

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Audio: Maine's Carroll Conley likens gays' marriages, families to schools that promote suicide

I wasn't sure which part of Carroll Conley's hour-long interview, from WMPG's "Watchdog Nation," I was going to snip for this post. At several points he equates homosexuality with things like lying and adultery, denies church/state separation, and makes his...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM announces site we already announced; notes GOP ticket’s embrace of civil unfairness

NOM has officially "announced" the MarriageElection.com website that we actually announced here on NOM Exposed a full four days ago. But hey, whatever—stolen thunder still deserves a chance to make some noise, I guess. KEEP READING: NOM announces site we...

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Video: Hoping stock video will mask discriminatory intent—Washington edition

These ads have gotten so boring, predictable, stock video–filled, and false "victim"–laden that I really don't have much to say about this new one from Washington. But here it is: Interesting that they have to note the top five donors....

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Video: NOM reminds nation of President's move to history's right side

There is a really funny (read: clumsy; see also: obtuse) new strategy bubbling up within the National Organization For Marriage. Basically they are acting as if they've "found out" President Obama. For some reason they seem to think that if...

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10/11/2012

Video: Bradlee Dean defends FRC by offending vast majority

Professional spreader of untruths and propaganda Bradlee Dean probably thinks he's helping clear the Family Research Council's reputation when he makes his reliable case about gays being sick and dangerous pedophiles. Let's let him think that while the rest of...

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Live at 5 (ET): It Gets Better Google+ Hangout

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Audio: NOM's increasingly unfiltered Roback Morse continues to show org's true colors

Yesterday on NOM Exposed, I unearthed audio of National Organization For Marriage leader Jennifer Roback Morse admitting that she wants gay people to be celibate and wants all faith leaders to adopt this perspective. Now, via my pal Carlos Maza,...

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GLAAD Guest Post: 'NY Times' profiles Frank Schubert; here's what they skipped

'NY Times' profiles Frank Schubert; here's what they skipped [GLAAD]

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Today: MN For Marriage hosts 'ex-gay' advocate Barb Anderson

This is Barb Anderson: -- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change": -- A vocal supporter of the scientifically-discredited "ex-gay" movement: -- Says...

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Video: Seeing dearth of animus in Washington state, Santorum cultivates more

Think the campaign trying to overturn civil marriage equality is a nice, measured, focused, bi/nonpartisan campaign that's focused not on denigration of LGBT families but rather on the civil right and responsibility up for discussion? Well if you think that,...

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AFA's Tim Wildmon: 'I don't believe' pro-LGBT President Obama is a Christian

The American Family Association top dog, during his show co-hosted with Tony Perkins and featuring NOM religious liaison William Owens, says it's a fact that gay people are "unnatural" and "immoral" and that support for equal rights denies President Obama...

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MN For Marriage ally says gays must be celibate

Just this week, the Minnesota For Marriage campaign, acting in tandem with its staunch allies at the Minnesota Catholic Conference, hosted Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast to share his views about what civil marriage equality has supposedly done to Canada: [MN...

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FRC prays against gay people's 'gross violation of God'

And now, from Tony Perkins and his team at the Republican party's beloved Family Research Council, comes another push for the idea that gays are "a gross violation of God" capable of bringing wrath on this nation: [Family Research Council...

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Video: Power lesbian coffee klatch

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10/10/2012

Maryland Marriage Alliance head: Gay families 'not God's best'

He begins by mispronouncing the name Regnerus. But it's his misstatement of the flawed, skewed, far-right-crafted study's meaning in terms of families like mine that concerns me more: "And they're just not faring as well because—guess what?—it's not what God...

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Video: Westboro member says gays should be put to death (but will be free to marry soon)

I adore the David Pakman. Here's his latest—a chat with a Westboro Baptist member:

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'When blue and red come together, they go purple' #spiritday

In the run-up to October 19's Spirit Day, GLAAD has a smart ask for the President and his GOP challenger: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday/purple2012 This is one of those things that could seem silly to you on the surface. It's just purple clothing,...

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Watch It Gets Better's 2nd MTV Special

Get More: It Gets Better, Full Episodes

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Meet Brad Brandon, MN For Marriage's paid church voice #MNUnited

Brad Brandon has compared "Satan-influenced" gays to alcoholics, pedophiles, and Hitler, as well as proclaimed a great need to "get [gays] saved and get 'em out of that lifestyle": Speaker At NOM’s ‘Peaceful And Prayerful’ Marriage Tour Has Compared Gays...

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Maryland for forced Christian marriages

Reader Chris Adkins sends this in, saying he got it "on the trains in Baltimore": These state campaigns, which are all almost exclusively religious at this point, do realize that none of this stuff will hold up in a court...

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Radical NOM's fake new poll

The militant anti-equality organization's latest attempt to make gays and anyone who supports us sound scary: National Organization For Marriage Everyone's awful except the oh-so sanctified NOM. Has there ever been a special interest group more willfully divisive? It's so...

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NOM EXPOSED: Explosive audio: Key NOM voice says gays need to be ‘saved’, remain celibate

Explosive audio: Key NOM voice says gays need to be ‘saved’, remain celibate [NOM Exposed]

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Most Catholic-led of all Catholic-led state campaigns uses Catholic event to oppose *CIVIL* equality

Held Friday night in St. Paul: FULL PHOTO SET: Minnesota For Marriage We might win all four states in the fall, or these largely Catholic-run campaigns might prevail in some or all cases. Either way, the Catholic church has doubled...

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In fit to recruit animus, major Maryland Marriage Alliance leader accuses us of 'recruiting'

Harry Jackson is probably the most visible and connected of all Maryland Marriage Alliance voices. Also, the guy leading the whole campaign, Derek McCoy, is an Associate Pastor at Harry's church. His views are their views and vice versa. This...

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10/09/2012

Video: Southern Baptist for Maryland equality

**And this one, tackling the other side's hollow "religious freedom" arguments:

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Redhook Ale supports Washington equality

Found on the Stranger's website: Redhook has managed to get its beers in 48 states. May its refreshing marriage view exceed even that number!

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Iowans For Freedom pushes idea that gays can & should 'change'

The campaign that is trying to oust an Iowa Supreme Court judge simply because he cast an opinion with which they disagree is promoting a new, in-house e-book: [NoWiggins.com] So what does this e-book suggest for those gays folks who...

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Maggie to rally Maryland voters at son's Opus Dei school

I've told you before about The Heights, the Opus Dei affiliated Catholic school in Maryland to which Rick Santorum, Maggie Gallagher, and host of prominent Beltway-area conservatives send their child. Mark Oppenheimer also wrote a NY Times piece about the...

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'Would you vote for a Mormon for President?' asks 1962

Just some interesting ephemera from a time not unlike the present: National newspaper ad—May, 1962

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WAKE UP—they want to stop more than our marriages!

This comes from one of NOM's biggest Minnesota allies: Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt Tells Mother: Reject Your Gay Son or Burn in Hell [Towle]

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Well I don't know about crows, but discrimination sure scares me! #MNUnited

Just posted by the campaign that hoping to use religious beliefs (Catholic, largely) to alter Minnesota's most precious document of civil government so that it discriminates against same-gender couples: Cute autumnal decor. A shame the attached "culture war" against families...

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Another marriage campaign cites conservative publication, pretends it's mere 'scholarly journal'

Minnesota For Marriage has done it. Protect Marriage Maine has done it. Now it's the Maryland Marriage Alliance's turn to act like a social conservative print outlet is nothing more than a "scholarly journal": [SOURCE: Maryland Marriage Alliance] "Ooh, Harvard—that's...

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Video: Another org. determined to make heterosexual atheists (among others) have a religious marriage

According to its sponsor, this is an "inner city TV spot" that "will run in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Wichita Falls, Temple, Kileen, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi, and the Golden Triangle": This...

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Out today (in more ways than one): 'Born This Way'

Paul Vitagliano's celebration of LGBTQ life—then, now, and always: Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay [Amazon] I hear socially conservative booksellers are already trying to turn it into a fiction.

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Protect Marriage Maine—or Ukraine?!

At the :23 mark in the latest Protect Marriage Maine ad, the voiceover talks about "every Mainer" and shows footage of a lovely young couple frolicking in some leaves: Only problem? That young Maine couple that has rights and everything?...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM soon to launch site at MarriageElection.com

Yet another anti-Obama site created by NOM's Catholic new media firm: NOM soon to launch site at MarriageElection.com [NOM Exposed]

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Video: Pretending discrimination is something other than what it is—Washington edition

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10/08/2012

Harry Jackson calls gay families 'discombobulated, Frankenstein structures'

From one of the key people trying to stop civil marriage equality in Maryland: [FULL Sermon] Stay classy, discrimination!

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$900k of Washington's anti-equality cash now comes from two Catholic groups

[Preserve Marriage Washington's public disclosure] Take that, homeless and hungry! Suck it, sick and the poor! Quit your whining, struggling and weary! For these Catholic groups have gay people's rights, freedom, and peace of mind to thwart!

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'Here's our first Minnesota ad!' says Maine campaign

We all know that the four state marriage campaigns (ME, MD, WA, and MN) are being masterminded by the National Organization For Marriage, Frank Schubert, and the usual teams who sweep in to any given state and tell the locals...

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Video: Vote for discrimination in Maine or we'll all revert to 1994-style computers

Finally, one of the state marriage campaigns has found some stock video footage that truly scares me. Check out this still from a new Protect Marriage Maine ad: AHHHH!!!! That monitor! That plastic! I'd be surprised if that massive thing...

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Video: Fake 'victim' Don Mendell for discrimination in Maine

**ABOUT Don Mendell: ME: Don Mendell back to play the faux victim; same Don Mendell who says we 'use children’s trusting nature to turn them against the natural law' [G-A-y]

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How to make a Maryland marriage ad (in 8 easy stock video purchases)

I'll leave it to you to find your own voiceover artist. However, if you are a Marylander looking to discriminate against gay couples, here are eight of the nine stock video clips that the Maryland Marriage Alliance purchased to represent...

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Video: Stock video actors hope you'll support discrimination in Maryland

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Video: Out-of-state NOM continues to politicize Iowa courts

Oh, and majority support for Wiggins is positioned as a negative in NOM world ("it's like a D- in school"):

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SHOCKING NOM VIDEO: Pro-equality President told pro-equality Gov. that he supports equality!

You have to laugh at this headline: Because while NOM acts like President Obama gave Gov. Gregoire some sort of secret, insider info, listen to what the Washington governor says in the NOM-uploaded clip: Uncovering the secret that a pro-equality...

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