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04/17/2014

Correcting NOM's fallacious fear graphic

by Jeremy Hooper

To foster this truly outrageous new gays-are-the-real-bullies that the anti-LGBT crowd is pushing in order to turn our fellow citizens against us (that's not an overstatement; that's literally what they're trying to do), pro-discrimination special interest group National Organization For Marriage has created this new fear graphic:

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Ooh, scary. You can just hear the fear music: Dum dum dum!!!!!

Too bad NOM is flat-out misrepresenting all three of these supposed acts of force. Some facts:

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[1] Brendan Eich made the choice to resign as Mozilla CEO after his presence became a distraction.
[2] Frank Turek was an independent vendor with various companies, not an employee. And some of those companies (Cisco and Bank of America) chose not to renew his contract after employees complained about his anti-gay views (which go far beyond marriage). This was a perfectly fair choice for any company to make with one of its consultants, but since Turek was on contract specifically to provide seminars to employees, these employee complaints were even more valid.
[3] Aaron Klein's business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, closed its doors because it no longer had enough business to sustain itself. This was surely due, in part, to the company's discriminatory views, but that was likely not the only factor. Regardless of the reason for drop in business, it was the market at work—no one forced them to close their doors.

So who will be next? Well that remains to be seen. But you can damn well bet NOM, the good "values" folks that they are, will be there to bear false witness in support of both the fake victim and their own coffers.

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