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03/12/2013

New slight from ever-aggressive NOM: My marriage undermines basic math

by Jeremy Hooper

Check out this lovely little graphic that the once-pragmatic-but-increasingly-aggressive National Organization For Marriage is running:

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[NOM Facebook]

Don't be fooled—this condemnation goes far beyond marriage. If you accept that there is such thing as an LGBT person, that LGBT people form couples, and that LGBT people pay taxes, then there is no way you can see LGBT couple's desire to enter into the civil institution we call marriage as some sort of freaky concept that flips basic reality on its head. You might have your policy concerns, procedural demands, or whatever. However, you would surely understand the practical reasons for wanting/being. You wouldn't work to tell anyone who will listen that gay people fly in the face of basic understanding.

Unless your fight was about more than marriage, which NOM's clearly (and increasingly) is. What this graphic is telling people: that Jeremy Hooper, legally married gay taxpayer, is, by the very virtue of my existence, twisting society's most basic truths. Not just my civil marriage—my existence. This is what NOM is saying because this is what NOM wants people to believe. NOM is trying with all of its might to cultivate an America where our neighbors look at people like my husband and me as oddities. Aberrations. Problems to be solved. Freaks, even.

Forget NOM's arithmetical concerns. The problem with which we all should be concerned:

Insidious Messaging + Major Financial Backing + Faith Groups Willing to Run Moral Cover = A Dangerous Game That is Hurting Actual Human Children (Young and Grown)

Before we solve the above we must first recognize the problem. It does not begin nor end at simple "marriage protection." NOM's drive is deeper than that.

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