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12/30/2013

Video: Just listen to Brian Brown's tone of voice. Ugh.

by Jeremy Hooper

When watching this clip, don't even focus so much on Brian Brown's reliably skewed rhetoric. Instead, I want you to focus on the clear difference between the way the National Organization For Marriage president speaks and the way the rest of the panelists (Steve Kornacki, Josh Barro, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Rachael Bade) talk. Every word that comes out of Brian's mouth is dripping in condescension and outright derision, shifting the conversation from a discussion to a fake "victim's" mean spirited attempt to "school" the rest of the table. It's jarring, really:

Even though there are three openly gay people at the table (Korckacki, Moodie-Mills, Barro), they still don't travel down to meet Brian's tone. They respond to him in conversational voice. That is the tone of the Up show, and they continue to match it, even as Brian spouts off against their lives, loves, sexual orientations, families, and freedoms. They continue to discuss even while Brian insists on talking down to them.

This derisive attitude is something we LGBT activists are used to hearing from the opposition. It's going to get worse as they continue to lose. If we rise above it, we continue to win (and speedily).

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