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11/15/2013

NOM's most condescending post ever?

by Jeremy Hooper

People like me, who are married to someone of the same gender and raising (awesome, loved, cared-for-in-every-way) kids are lacking "common sense." That is the thesis of the National Organization For Marriage's latest. A snip:

Nom Email 2013-11-15 National Header(*words attributed to president Brian Brown)
Many people in our culture have failed to understand marriage in the first place, and are dangerously attempting to destroy it based on their lack of understanding. They're crashing a gate, as it were, without ever having understood what it was built to protect in the first place: and that's a very foolish and dangerous thing to do, no matter how many people are doing it.

But nevertheless there are glimpses of the Truth all around us, of common folks who still possess enough common sense to know what marriage was designed to do and why it should be built up and strengthened rather than torn down and trampled.

How many folks still have that common sense? Quite a few, actually.
FULL:
It's Still Common Sense [NOM]

From there, Brian (or his ghostwriter) proceeds to run down all of the pro-discrimination people who supposedly have more common sense than the rest of us. From those who oppose transgender children having safe schooldays to House Speakers who can't simply protect LGBT workers from unfair hiring and firing practices, basically anyone who is working to make life harder for LGBT Americans gets placed on the "common sense" team.

The fun concludes with this:

But even when it looks like common sense is becoming less and less common, these truths we've come to know remain just as true and just as good. We know why marriage matters: we know it is a gate built by God for a reason. And we'll continue together to defend it from being torn down by those who "live as if they own their own wisdom" — which is not wisdom at all.

Because apparently, even though we are talking about CIVIL. MARRIAGE. EQUALITY, it's apparently "common sense" to make it all about God, religion, and some sort of unseen gate that we are all told we must accept as real because conservative people of faith demand that it is there.

You can keep your version of common sense, B-Dog. I have a husband to love, a daughter to raise, and a life that I can enjoy without needing to run down my neighbors' rights, families, and general well-being.

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