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04/26/2013

NOM's new 'heroic marriage champion': RI senator who condemned our 'vile affections' and 'acts of sodomy' #ri4m

by Jeremy Hooper

In his twelve minute floor speech (/sermon), Rhode Island senator Harold Metts (D-Providence/Slater) viciously condemned gay people as having "vile affections," called "acts of sodomy" an "abomination to God," warned that ancient civilizations were destroyed for going against God and intimated that our LGBT-accepting society is going the same way, claimed "Satan and gunmen have come in" to our schools (with inclusive school books as his followup example), and intimated that people can just up and change their "sexual preferences" at whim. You can listen to his entire speech (/preaching) here.

So what sort of regard does the National Organization For Marriage, an organization supposedly focused only on policy and not on animus, show to this clearly anti-gay speech and its speaker? Why they consider it "heroic," of course:

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[NOM]

Of course NOM cut out most of the speech (which, again, you can hear in full here) and left in only the reliable "I'm the victim!" act. But even in this snip, NOM left in the claim that Sen. Metts "can change [his] sexual preference tonight," which is just a short hope from "ex-gay" advocacy. Even this is something NOM would have shied away from just a few years back.

But my friends, this is the new NOM. Polls are shifting and their "new normal" has them regularly reaching out to people who simply don't want us being gay. This might be one of the only cards left in NOM's dwindling deck, but it's a really obtuse way for the minders to take their once politically pragmatic (if exceedingly discriminatory) organization.

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