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07/25/2014

Brian Brown is the victim, y'all. How many times does he have to tell you?

by Jeremy Hooper

Remember that kid on the playground who would get so red-faced angry when he was losing a game that he'd dramatically grab his ball, yell, "It's mine and I'm taking it!" and then storm off in a huff to tell his mommy how the better players on the field refused to let him win? Yeah, well:

Screen Shot 2014-07-25 At 2.02.57 Pm"It has long been clear that same-sex marriage activists don't want a fair and even-sided debate. They don't want honest public discourse that hears both sides. They want instead the enforcement of double standards that work to bolster their own side while silencing any opposition. To take one instance: the oft-repeated call to a standard of "live and let live" is not really meant to apply equally, to everyone. It isn't meant to apply to people of faith, or those who believe in traditional marriage. No, such people are supposed to be harassed and harried for their views at every opportunity. Their businesses should be targeted with nuisance lawsuits, and ultimately they should be forced out of public life altogether unless they wholly embrace the ideology of so-called "marriage equality." Imagine a game—say a football game—where the sides were deliberately matched unevenly. A game with two sets of rules: one for them, and one for us, their opponents. A game fixed by the referees, with penalty flags thrown only against the "wrong" side. That's the game the same-sex marriage lobby wants to play."

National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown, a man who has spent the past decade of his professional life trying to create an uneven playing field that directly, proudly, and unapologetically treats certain tax payers less equally under the law

Penalty flags, Brian? You mean like amendments that turn governing documents into weapons against certain kinds of taxpayers and their families?

Uneven matches, Brian? You mean like the ones where you pit a popularity contest against laws passed by duly-elected legislatures and/or reasoned courts of civil law?

Refs that try to fix games, Brian? You mean like how some self-appointed refs try to drive wedges between minority populations in order to fan hostilities?

Just forfeit, Brian.

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