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03/15/2013

NOM continues to pretend Coretta Scott King never existed

NOM says: I say: Respect the sanctity of the King marriage and listen to the person who surely knew his heart better than anyone else:

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And now from NOM's ever-busy dept. of 'I didn't really say what I totally said'...

Injury, meet insult: NOM Chair John Eastman Denies Smearing Chief Justice John Roberts and His 'Second-Best' Adopted Kids [TowleRoad]

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Tony Perkins repeats claim that homosexuality is 'harmful to [gays] and society'

If Senator Portman (R-OH) was a good dad, he'd tell his son that he is making a "choice" that is harming himself and society. So suggests the ever-aggressive Tony Perkins, the head of one of the groups co-sponsoring the National...

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More NOM 'March For Marriage' musical weirdness; why you won't find any Google hits for UltraMontane

So a member from one of the two acts scheduled to perform at the upcoming "March for Marriage" has told me his band has pulled out. Then there's the musician whose music NOM uses in its march ad—she confirmed for...

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Breaking: Lee Boys pull from NOM's #marriagemarch

I've been chatting with the management team that works with The Lee Boys, one of the two musical acts that the National Organization For Marriage announced as performers at its upcoming "March For Marriage." I informed the team of what...

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Brian Brown determined to destroy the GOP

“If the Republican Party abandons traditional marriage there is no Republican Party"…“You drive the social conservatives out and throw them to the side of the road, there’s no republican party. They’ll go start a third party.” —NOM President Brian Brown,...

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Because he thinks being gay is a criminal offense, you see

The American Family Association's most prominent voice is the gift that keeps on giving (our polls an uptick): If only being gay came with that quick cash influx!

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Video: Gays 'infiltrating' conference to which they weren't invited

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Musician featured in NOM's 'March for Marriage' ad supports marriage equality

In my writeup of the National Organization For Marriage's fallacious new ad for its upcoming "March For Marriage," I mentioned my suspicion that the musician featured at the end of the ad, Katie Herzig, actually supports our position rather than...

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Republican U.S. Senator ruins NOM's morning; Rob Portman comes out for marriage equality

The huge news of the morning: You probably recognize Sen. Rob Portman from his tireless campaigning for Mitt Romney in 2012. He was even on the short list to be Romney's running mate. He's been a leading Republican voice on...

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03/14/2013

Video: Picking apart every second of NOM's 'March For Marriage' ad

00:00–0:32: Canards and stock photos. I will not even dignify them. 00:32–0:41: "A small yet wealthy group"? Um, that's pretty ridiculous to say, considering all recent polling puts marriage equality at either near or above majority support and so many...

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NOM Chair to Chief Justice John Roberts: Your family is second-best

Just a dumb thing to say: "You're looking at what is the best course society wide to get you the optimal result in the widest variety of cases. That often is not open to people in individual cases. Certainly adoption...

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March 26 & 27: Where will you be? #time4marriage

**FIND YOUR LOCAL EVENT (and info on events in DC): UnitedForMarriage.org

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Which parent doesn't this stock photo need?

The National Organization For Marriage's Rhode Island chapter is trying to jump into the whole shareable social media graphics craze, running what they apparently think is a visually impactful statement: She might need the mom and dad that she's know....

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FRC promotes NOM's #marriagemarch with truly extreme church materials

The Family Research Council is an official cosponsor of the National Organization For Marriage's upcoming march outside the Supreme Court, so it's not a surprise that FRC would want to promote the event. In this week's "prayer targets," the nakedly...

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AFA president claims 'common sense' tells us gays are 'immoral, unnatural and unhealthy'

These are the kind of arguments that will really be in play when the Prop 8 and (so-called) Defense Of Marriage Act cases go before the Supreme Court, even though Paul Clement and his team of lawyers will surely work...

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03/13/2013

New Pope believes marriage equality is 'a destructive pretension against the plan of God'

"Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God .. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies...

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NOM's Thomas Peters trying to recruit Chick-fil-A to anti-gay marriage march

Thomas, the National Organization For Marriage's Communications Director, is the main point man behind NOM's forthcoming march outside the Supreme Court. This has to be for that:

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Another NOM 'Marriage March' speaker, another obvious agenda that goes beyond marriage

Tami Fitzgerald has admitted that she wants to save gay people from ourselves: "If we truly love our brothers and sisters, we will be seeking their highest and greatest good and what is best for them, and we know that...

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Smite their rights: Indiana Family Institute not willing to compromise on any partnership recognition

The head of the Indiana Family Institute says he will not allow domestic partnerships or civil unions to come to his state because LGBT activists are not fit for compromise (or any rights, apparently): "Support for creating special rights based...

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Video: Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) says gays have 'disordered relationships'

This is one of the people who gets to decide if gay taxpayers are equal under civil law: Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio House: February 25, 2013 [CCI] Somewhere in Ms. Ives' district, a scared gay child now worries and...

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Man who is destroying the religious right's credibility claims gays are like pedophiles; says neither can marry

The American Family Association's most visible face and voice continues to make other conservatives smack their foreheads in frustration: Here's the thing: I know it's easy to write off Bryan as disconnected from the larger conservative movement. Only problem? He's...

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JetBlue onboard with marriage equality; no layover

Give me inflight TV and WiFI, a blankie, and either a virgin or an adult Bloody Mary (dependent on daypart), and I'm pretty good. However, it is nice to know that one airline is willing to offer the weary gay...

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03/12/2013

Audio: IL robocalls shame lawmakers for embracing history's right side

Both of these come from a local organization called Family PAC, but they are from that same book of myopic shaming by which the "marriage protectors" continue to threaten both moderate candidates and the sustainability of their own chosen party:...

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Civil unions coming to Focus on the Family's backyard

All it needs is Governor Hickenloooper's (D) signature: BREAKING: Civil Unions To Become Law In Colorado After Final House Vote [ThinkProgress]

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Video: A lot of people sure regret their DOMA votes; here's a former MN state Rep. expressing hers

Another one from today's MN marriage hearing (and from YouTuber Jim B)—this one featuring a former representative who, as a Republican serving in the state legislature, voted for Minnesota's so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Regrets, she has a few:

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Video: And now this sweepingly wrong and rabidly offensive medical update from the MN marriage debate

The person who sent this clip from the Minnesota marriage debate (happening today) described it as among the more shocking testimonies he's ever heard in a state marriage debate. I have to agree, which is really saying something, considering I...

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New slight from ever-aggressive NOM: My marriage undermines basic math

Check out this lovely little graphic that the once-pragmatic-but-increasingly-aggressive National Organization For Marriage is running: [NOM Facebook] Don't be fooled—this condemnation goes far beyond marriage. If you accept that there is such thing as an LGBT person, that LGBT people...

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Video: FRC hopes SCOTUS confuses us for a theocracy, society of junk science

The Family Research Council's new video tries to make some semblance of a civil case. However, it's personally held theology and myopic "science" that guides the day: I do agree with Tony Perkins on one thing: Marriage is not about...

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03/11/2013

NOM lies about March For Marriage 'likes' mere inches from actual count

On the left you will see a post in which NOM claims to have 3.6K Facebook LIKES on its "March For Marriage" page. On the right, an actual count from NOM's March For Marriage page, just inches above the false...

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NOM found at least two musicians willing to go on record for discrimination

Some taxpayers don't deserve rights—everybody DANCE!

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'Concerned Woman' convinced we're seeking her approval; frankly, I wasn't even seeking her opinion

Her social science misinformation is typically misrepresentative. But honestly, the more infuriating is this Concerned Women For America staffer's egocentric insistence as to what equality activists are seeking: "[T]hose who argue that same-sex marriage is an “equal rights” issue misunderstand...

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Report: Obviously agenda-driven 'study' designed to undermine sanctity of sound science

In pro-equality circles, it has been a given since day one. However, it's always nice to have more concrete effort that the far-right-beloved Regnerus study, which the anti-equality troops continue to use against us (including in the Supreme Court), was...

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