Good As You: National Organization For Marriage Roundup

07/29/2011

NOM's 100K challenge: They want us to go away. So don't

A couple of people have written me about this new campaign from NOM, asking if the potential windfall means they should stop following the group on Facebook: I say no, there's no need to stop monitoring NOM properties, if that's...

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07/28/2011

NOMmers in their own words: Joe Grabowski edition

On Spain's 2005 legalization of same-sex marriage: "a bunch of socialist apostates celebrating sodomy." … "…I am downright exhasperated [sic] when I seem to be the only person who gets pissed off by a picture 'simply of two men kissing.'...

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07/27/2011

NY anti-equality team's Liberty Counsel alliance: Daft choice that will aid our Prop 8 case

Some background: The anti-gay yet somewhat pragmatic Alliance Defense Fund represents the Prop 8 proponents in court. The same Alliance Defense Fund got into the game early on in the NY clerk situation, issuing a memo instructing religious clerks that...

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07/26/2011

Video: Let the (Bussed in) People Vote

A quick and dirty glimpse of the National Organization For Marriage's bussed in support base (faces obscured to protect the duped): *OTHER posts about Sunday's Manhattan rally: The eye-opening photos from the day [G-A-Y] NOM NYC rally sign: 'GAY =...

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Speaking of National Organization For Marriage losses...

Keeping with the theme of NOM's paper tiger role in American congressional races: Earlier this month, the House that Bias Built funneled a little over 3.5k's to conservative Republican Craig Huey, in hopes that he'd snatch up the House seat...

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NOM has an ABYSMAL NY Congressional race record -- so why are they bragging about it?

In her appearance last night on the Christian Broadcast Network, National Organization For Marriage chair Maggie Gallagher once again gloated about gay-baiting a pro-equality Republican out of politics: "Ask Dede Scozzafava whether it was a good idea that she voted...

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07/25/2011

NY's anti-equality team heads to court; but does sorely losing = legal standing?

Oh look, a lawsuit. And of course they're using the Liberty Counsel, an extremely far-right legal outfit that decried the Prop 8 defense for not being anti-gay/pro-"ex-gay" enough: A lawsuit challenging the legality of the process that brought gay “marriage”...

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It wasn't just Manhattan: How NOM took on 'perverted and twisted' homosexuality in Buffalo

I've already told you about one of the National Organization For Marriage's Buffalo point people, NOM RI director Christopher Plante. Now on to a second leader of yesterday's "let the people vote" stop in Albany: Rev. Jason Mcguire, head of...

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It wasn't just Manhattan: How NOM 'defeated Satan's army' in Rochester

Being a Gothamite, I've focused exclusively on the National Organization For Marriage's PR disaster of a Manhattan rally. But at the same time that one was going on, there were three others, in Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany. So now let's...

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A group picketed in streets with signs about gays spitting in God's eye. Oh, and Westboro showed up too

One of the photos the National Organization For Marriage is proudly running on its official Facebook page: [SOURCE: NOM Facebook] Yes, that's right: A group of people all carrying signs reading "God Cannot Be Mocked." A wholly religious implication that...

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07/24/2011

'Not an anti-gay rally,' says man who claims gays have a 'death style'

Once Westboro Baptist showed up across the street to protest the exact same cause and person (marriage and Cuomo), and then others started showing up within the National Organization For Marriage's own crowd carrying signs about homosexuality being worse than...

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Photos: Brute inequality in the streets of Manhattan

National Organization For Marriage bussed in protestors (thirteen buses, by my count). All to protest alongside Westboro Baptist Church and a second group with signs saying homosexuality is worse than murder: (All protesters were together on same block -- 3rd...

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07/21/2011

About those NOM mailers: Even more historically offensive than you realized

This following passage comes from the book, A History of England in the eighteenth century, Volume 4 By William Edward Hartpole Lecky: [SOURCE: Google Books] The following photo is a historic depiction of Arnold watching the treasonous destruction and bloodshed...

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07/20/2011

Audio: NOM, Diaz push reunión el 24 de Julio; didn't we already do this once this year?!

Currently airing on Spanish-language radio in the NYC areas: *EARLIER: Eye-opening scenes from Ruben Diaz/NOM's last production: Presiding pastor says "Those who practice such things are worthy to death" Preacher says "breaking traditional marriage" will bring 'judgement and wrath of...

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07/19/2011

NOM's latest mailer: Historically crude comparisons meant to hijack civil rights movement

Oh look: The National Organization For Marriage is returning to its bullying roots, again accusing elected officials of Benedict-Arnold-like treason simply because they voted in a way that NOM dislikes: According to NOM press materials, they have unleashed similar mailers...

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07/18/2011

NOM's politically miscalculated 7/24: Warm bodies to join pragmatism on day's 'lacking' list?

So far, only eleven Facebookers have said they are attending the National Organization For Marriage's NYC protest on the day that marriages are to begin in the city. Of those eleven, I can confirm seven of them as pro-equality voices....

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07/15/2011

Like Gaga, NOM's ♪still in love with Judas, baby♪

Did you know that the National Organization For Marriage, on its official Facebook wall, is comparing Michael Bloomberg to Judas, simply because NYC's mayor has donated funds to pro-equality Republicans? It's totally true: Says blogger Kyle Luebke: All Christians should...

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NOM says Mass repeal not off table; table seeks coasters, sick of things that leave rings

One would think that if any of our equality states were safeguarded, the sure bet would be the one that's had legal same-sex marriages now without incident or upheaval, only love. But not so, threatens the National Organization For Marriage's...

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07/13/2011

NOM inches ever closer to full blown 'ex-gay' advocacy

The National Organization For Marriage is now pushing the work of the very fringe PFOX group and accusing those who place the proper premium on credible sexual orientation science of "demonizing" those who push "change" rhetoric: [NOM Blog] They take...

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Well now it's a party: Sen. Diaz joins NOM's 7/24 event

It seems that NY Sen. Rev. Rubén Díaz is planning to attend the National Organization For Marriage's PR disaster in the making. And not only that: The lone Democrat dissenter has written a pitch letter for the event, in hopes...

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Brian Brown: Kristen Wiig not only NYer whose summer's defined by nuptial freakout

National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown, person of D.C. by way of Connecticut, is on a mission to tell New Yorkers how they feel: “The people of New York want to vote on this issue,” Mr. Brown said. “They...

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07/12/2011

Because everyone else is focusing on the Casey Anthony Trial -- why not NOM?

Even more questionable pushes from the National Organization For Marriage: [NOM's Facebook Wall] I don't know, there's just something about America's most prominent anti-marriage-equality group trying to draw a connection between a child's tragic death and an evolving marriage culture....

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07/11/2011

Will NOM's American Anti-Gay Rights Blog Posts Sponsor More Stigma?

Another doozy from the NOM blog: SOURCE: NOM Blog (H/t: Patrick Hogan) I'm seriously speechless on this one. NOM is putting the extremist view out there, apropos to nothing, seemingly just to score some sort of fear-mongered political points. Or...

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A 'Tombstone' award? Seriously, NOM?!

If I was concerned about the sensitivities of a political debate which we know comes will all kinds of personal fallout, I probably wouldn't be giving awards which imply death to folks who simply voted in a way that went...

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NOMmers go off-message, say so much about org's true goals

The National Organization For Marriage is a single issue group that has chosen to hone in on one political matter. So why do NOM staffers post blogs like this one? [NOM Blog] Why? Well, because while the stated goal is...

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07/09/2011

Speak now, will never hold their peace: Anti-equality group(s) to crash NY's big day

Earlier this week, we showed you signs indicating that the anti-equality crowd is planning to protest on the day that weddings are set to begin in (some parts of) New York state. Now, the National Organization For Marriage has confirmed...

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07/01/2011

NOM in '08: When we vote on legal unions, we vote to 'take away an established right'

Poking around these here Intertubes, I just discovered a very interesting document that the National Organization For Marriage assembled in the build up to Proposition. Well actually, that's not true -- the bulk of it is pretty much stuff we...

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Audio: NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse is 'hopping mad'; hops right around inconvenient truths

Jennifer Roback Morse, head of the National Organization For Marriage's youth-centered project The Ruth Institute, thinks New York is out of step with the future (3:00), finds Gov. Cuomo "revolting" (5:23), thinks pro-equality Catholics like Cuomo should "either repent of...

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Shaking NOM's piggy bank: MN Board lends a hand

A win in the ongoing case of The National Organization For Marriage v. Transparency: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ruled [Thursday] that corporate donations to groups advocating for or against a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex...

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06/29/2011

NOM is founded on generalized animus. Here's its cofounder making that clear

Lest you think the National Organization For Marriage is built, fundamentally, on much more than animus for the idea that certain sexual orientations are anything beyond an affront to sexual "norms," let's examine some of the latest quotes from NOM...

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NOM's battle plan: Four years to radically redefine the institution of NY

NOM expounds on the plan to rid New York of its majority-backed, joyously welcomed new nuptials. Operation: Slap Empire Gays in The Face will go like this: PHASE 1: Elect pro-marriage majorities next November that will approve a marriage amendment...

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06/25/2011

NOM's made a NY hit list; dead horse unlisted, yet sure to receive beating

Four Republicans and three Democrats are set to face the wrath of Brown and Gallagher: [SOURCE: NOM Blog] As you've surely heard by now, NOM has promised to spend two million bucks to get these folks out of office, as...

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06/24/2011

'Even President Obama...' : The new 'some of my best friends are...'

And this is what President Obama's non-support does to us. Or one thing, at least: National Organization For Marriage's latest e-blast We hear it all the time: Strident marriage foes who oppose President Barack Obama in a gagillion-and-six ways (including...

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06/20/2011

Maggie and Brian to 'prove' .3% NYers side with them, piss off environmentalists in the process

The National Organization For Marriage's Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown, along with newfound NOM superstar David Tyree, will join the so-called New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms group at an afternoon press conference, wasting paper for no point whatsoever: Albany, NY...

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06/15/2011

Video: Equality 'doing God an injustice' says NOM's new star

Marriage is all about reproduction and rearing. Personal faith is reason to deny the civil contract. Equality will slide us into anarchy. All this, plus and ending that puts a funhouse mirror to the inspiring "It Gets Better" campaign:

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06/14/2011

Video: NOM stirring up divisive animus, NY edition

Pitting the supposed monolith that is "the black church" against gay people's unions, stirring up the flawed idea that The Civil Rights movement (big 'C', big 'R') is somehow undermined by subsequent fights for minority civil rights:

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NOM inputs 'New York' into usual talking point machine, churns out this:

We've been surprised by the National Organization For Marriage's relative silence in NY state. Sure, they've robocalled and joined in on a couple of marriage rallies. But the house that bias built has limited the action items and threats, especially...

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06/03/2011

Brian Brown wants 'dignified and civil debate' in MN; sadly, NOM's coalition partner already ruined that

In his latest e-blast, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown predicts the following for Minnesota's 2012 ballot fight: In 2012, we hope, pray and expect that the people of Minnesota, after a dignified and civil debate, will join 31...

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06/01/2011

NOM's YouTube page: Roger Ebert could work two more lifetimes and not see so many thumbs-downs

Louis Marinelli recently posted these revelations about the National Organization For Marriage's realization and efforts to combat their truly terrible YouTube reputation: Last fall, after the Summer for Marriage Tour ended, the National Organization for Marriage started looking into ways...

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05/31/2011

To get us to bull market, NOM turns to bull's back end exports

See if you can follow this logic: Make no mistake: if your elected officials or business leaders think gay marriage is the key to economic development - watch out. Your state economy is about to be in (more) trouble. The...

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05/26/2011

**UPDATED: NO_Blog

The National Organization For Marriage's blog seems to have disappeared, without so much as an error page or other placeholder: Theories: (1) They're redesigning, nothing more. (2) They're switching servers or URLs, nothing more. (3) They've realized that the blog...

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05/24/2011

No, NOM: Jim Daly himself claimed it. But thanks for playing.

Oh look, the National Organization For Marriage is again trying to marginalize the gay blogosphere for accurately assessing a situation: The gay blogosphere has been trying to claim that Jim Daly of Focus on the Family has given up on...

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Most equality activists oppose NOM's ridiculous truth-stretching

We've seen the National Organization For Marriage push ridiculously skewed poll results before. But this headline is just beyond: [SOURCE] NOM's sole source for making this claim? A local Patch report, wherein reporter Cleon Alert quotes eight people who he...

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NOM raises questions over ABC News experiment; raises more question about own organization

In response to this much-circulated video wherein ABC News explores how everyday patrons of a Texas diner might react if confronted with a waitress' cruel homo-hostility... ABC News [YT] ...the National Organization For Marriage writes the following: We can expect...

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05/23/2011

NOMresources.com: Because all those stock photos aren't gonna store themselves

Not sure what it'll be used for, ultimately. But when the National Organization For Marriage launches a new website, it's always worth noting: [NOM Resources] NOM Resources: Just like human resources, but with 80% more discrimination for certain kinds of...

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05/19/2011

NOM becoming a full out anti-LGBT group: He 'represents the extreme fringe' edition

Randy Thomasson's Campaign For Children and Families group is so fringe and extreme, even the Prop 8 proponents rejected his offers to help. But don't take our word for it -- Here's Prop 8 attorney Andy Pugno speaking about CCF:...

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05/18/2011

Video: NOM's carefully edited Bronx rally

The National Organization For Marriage's conveniently edited and rose-colored take on the Bronx rally: And now, what really happened: Ruben Diaz' wife said we are "enchained and enslaved by homosexuality" and "an abomination" while Brian Brown looked on, all smiles:...

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Village of the NOMmed: B/c why shouldn't a 'values' group liken tolerant children to damned zombies?

Is teaching basic LGBT tolerance/acceptance/respect to children akin to some "Village of the Damned"-like scenario? It is if you believe the National Organization For Marriage's latest fundraising email. Playing off a of a snarky Queerty post that attempted to make...

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05/17/2011

People in glass [PolitiFact repudiations] shouldn't throw [gotcha links]

It's interesting that the National Organization For Marriage, over on their NOM blog, would link to a Politifact article that had trouble concretely nailing down some of the more obscure or complicated denied rights associated with marriage inequality: [SOURCE] Because...

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05/16/2011

Video: About that NOM/Diaz human chain

Several of you have asked about/commented on the arm-in-arm photo ops from yesterday's National Organization For Marriage/Ruben Diaz rally in the Bronx. So I feel a need to clarify that this actually wasn't just one photo op: This is literally...

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