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03/27/2013

Really, Alison Howard? A CWA employee opposes equality? SHOCK.ER.

by Jeremy Hooper

To me, one of the least self aware moments at yesterday's March For Marriage came when Concerned Women For America employee Alison Howard (pinch hitting for Penny Nance) began with the implication that young people do not support marriage equality and she was living proof:

But, um, hello—Howard is a conservative Republican and Liberty University grad who works for the Concerned Women For America, one of the most anti-LGBT organizations in DC. I'm pretty sure that opposition to marriage equality is on the CWA job application! A CWA employee opposing marriage equality is about as persuasive as an NRA employee who has a thought or two about the 2nd Amendment; a Liberty University graduate who opposes LGBT rights is kind of like an MIT grad who has a hankering for science. Ms. Howard's pedigree makes her at leaf 95% likely to oppose same-sex marriage, regardless of age.

Not to mention, Howard is quite clear about her own agenda. She thinks President Obama's support is an "abomination," accuses H&M of having an agenda for simply creating inclusive ads, and lashes out at a pastor (/bro) who supports equality:

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So come on, Ms. Howard—let's at least be honest. It's notable that a growing number of young conservatives are joining their younger, more progressive friends in supporting civil marriage equality for their LGB neighbors. But for you to oppose the same? Well, it's certainly your right (and you would probably even say duty) to speak out in this way. But come on—let's not pretend it's a sign that points to much more than your desire to stay employed at an organization whose president recently signed on to an effort that seeks God’s “healing for those who struggle with same-sex attraction” and to “replace unnatural affections.”

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