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12/27/2013

Head of pro-discrimination group: Basically, our cause is like Jesus' birth

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2013-12-27 At 9.37.30 AmWriting at the end of what has been a worse year for his organization than I could have even scripted (Nine marriage states! DOMA falls! Utah!?!), National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown essentially equates what he sees as the anti-equality movement's coming resurrection to the miracle of Jesus' birth. Here's the pertinent snip:

I was struck by the narrative of Christmas in the Gospel this year by one phrase, in fact one word: "... suddenly there was a great multitude of the heavenly host, glorifying God." Suddenly.

Those shepherds weren't even expecting one angel: can you imagine their surprise when a host of them appeared?

But even that pales in comparison with the surprise of the Babe in the manger itself: when suddenly, with the miraculous birth of Jesus, "the light shone in the darkness," like a bolt of lightning when He entered our world.

The point is... it has happened before. Hope can come suddenly in the most unlooked for and unlikely event. It has happened in the great events of history, but we've all known it to happen in our own lives at various times. Christmas reminds us of this: that hope springs eternal.

So, there's a message of Hope this Christmas. It's a paradox, really. We see and recognize darkness: but we see it, through eyes of Faith, as a place where light might suddenly shine. May we do everything in our power to help, and never to hinder, that light.

NOM's Brian Brown, in yet another fundraising beg (*because miracles cost real money)

Why stop there, Brian? Why not harken back to creation? "In the beginning, there was a K Street special interest group that vowed to 'drive a wedge between gays and blacks' so that it could divide a nation through a contrived, conservative faith–motivated fight designed to deny the civil rights certain kinds of taxpayers."

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