RECENT  POSTS:  » Hillary Clinton campaign honors Harvey Milk, LGBTQ rights » You don't have to pounce on every less-than-pro-gay retailer, anti-gay conservatives! » Video: Tony Perkins tells pastors they 'may have five years' before being 'dragged kicking and screaming from your church' » What to even say about Josh Duggar? » GOP prez candidates lining up for NOM-sponsored event in Iowa » Video: Ted Cruz tells viciously anti-gay Family Research Council he's got their back on anti-gay discrimination » Scouts prez seeks long overdue end to offensive stigma » FRC prays against Dan Savage 'spewing upon our nation'; I'll let Dan make that joke himself » Sen. (and prez candidate) Cruz to join extreme anti-LGBT activists at Family Research Council event (#WOTW15) » 'Out' magazine's editor-in-chief makes case against gay 'bullies'; it's shortsighted and here's why  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

08/20/2013

Increasingly off-message NOM goes after inclusive military

by Jeremy Hooper

People like me used to have to really pay attention to find those instances when the National Organization For Marriage drifted from its stated cause and instead delved into general opposition to LGBT rights. These days, it's really darn easy.

NOM's latest cause? Claiming that the military's inclusive service, something the American public widely supports, is supposedly threatening conservative Christians who want to oppose gay people's basic acceptance:

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 At 8.55.24 Am
[NOM]

NOM's link points to a report from Shannon Bream, one of the Fox News anchors who is most willing of anti-LGBT advocate (Bream is a graduate of the aggressive anti-gay Liberty University). The report is pure propaganda, featuring one of those far-right driven stories where a certain person plays a victim by using limited and deliberately spun information, and opportunistic conservative legal groups (/media outlets) try to explode that isolated incident into some sort of trend. The overall message is that gay soldiers are now discriminating against people who want to tell them they are immoral, as if (a) that is even happening at all and (b) the two are equally merited positions to take. It's now "news"—it's a ruse designed to rile up dissension.

NOM is getting in bed with this kind of thing because NOM is really reeling to find itself in a landscape that has delivered so many crushing losses to the org. They are trending further to the world of general anti-LGBT animus because, well—what choice have they?

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails