Video: Scenes from the self-defeating extremist parade that was NOM's #March4Marriage
Video: Equality versus NOM #march4marriage supporter who thinks we're 'so unnatural'
It's good that this Daily Mail video features a National Organization For Marriage "march for marriage" participant who admits she thinks gay people are "so unnatural" (like totally, ohmigah!). Because that is what drives the anti-gay movement:
Eh, at least FRC's Peter Sprigg didn't call on us to be "exported" or criminalized. Because, ya know—he's done both:
*SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports]
**MORE: Peter Sprigg [GLAAD CAP]
Own worst enemies: Anti-equality movement shows true animus on steps of Supreme Court
Just a day before the "protect marriage" movement has its most important hearing in its movement's history, a band of some of the most animus-driven activists in this or any other world gathered for a press conference that framed homosexuality as a behavior. Peter LaBarbera, Janet Porter, "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan, and Scott "I'm on trial for crimes against humanity" Lively are just some of those gathered to show the SCOTUS nine what this movement is really all about.
Americans United brings us these pics:
We couldn't create such great evidence if we tried! And that's the self-defeating truth about the anti-LGBT movement: their most outspoken and committed voices are their biggest liabilities.
Video: America is ready for the freedom to marry
READ: Very anti-gay crew vows to never recognize civil marriage equality (even though they so will or face penalties)
When you've tried for years—even decades, in some cases—to stop gay rights and marriage in particular, and you've failed and failed H-A-R-D, you've got to try something to save face. For a fairly sizable group of extremely anti-gay people who have dedicated a large portion of their adult lives to civil discrimination, this means signing on to a defiant (but wholly meaningless) letter in which you make a vow to always oppose marriage equality, no matter what, end of story—harrumph.
Here's what that looks like:
Listen, folks, you can sit at home and stick pens in your groom/groom voodoo dolls until your hearts are content. One must have hobbies, and if gnashing your teeth over certain couples' happiness tickles your pickle, then keep at it. I'm certainly not going to stand in the way of you and your passions.
But when it comes to any situation that requires your fair recognition of a legal marriage? You're going to have to follow the law, or you will suffer penalty. I know you might just think that's rhetoric, since you all have aligned yourself with a movement that proves rhetoric above fact. But it's the truth. And I'm telling you not for my own good, but yours.
NOM #March4Marriage coalition partner, religious liaison: 'Homosexuality is behavior and choice...immoral'
Willie Owens, the National Organization For Marriage's named religious liaison and coalition partner, is speaker at Saturday's March For Marriage, where the NOM crowd will pretend they have something pertinent to add regarding the civil marriage cases about to go before the US Supreme Court. But as Owens made clear in a letter he cosigned with his wife, his opposition, like almost every gay rights opponent's opposition, is really about his personal detestation for homosexuality itself:
Ooh, he said "period," kiddos. Guess we better take our progress, case law, majority support, thirty-seven states, and full federal rights, and just go home now. How can we ever win against a team that relies on its personal distaste for who we are rather than credible arguments?!
I kid because because I love (that we are almost done with these jokers).
Mike Huckabee blatantly lies about something no civil marriage activist is seeking
One thing that has annoyed me most about this particular "culture war" debate is how the opposition is so hellbent on painting us as evil tyrants that they won't accept any good faith efforts that we extend. For instance, we have long said—consistently, a a movement, in a loud and unanimous voice—that our fight is only for *civil* marriage equality and that we are perfectly happy leaving individuals churches to do as they always have with marriage and decide who they do and do not want to marry. When it comes to the religious ceremony (that is always ancillary and optional to the civil marriage process), pastors and other faith leaders have always had the ability to turn away just about any couple for just about any arbitrary reason. Nothing has changed in the over ten years that marriage equality has been in this country; there isn't one honest broker in this debate who suggests that this will change once marriage equality comes to all fifty states.
But Mike Huckabee is a fear broker, not an honest one. That being the sad truth, this is what Mr. "god, guns, grits, and gravy" told a conference call that the Family Research Council recently organized;
“If the courts rule that people have a civil right not only to be a homosexual but a civil right to have a homosexual marriage, then a homosexual couple coming to a pastor who believes in biblical marriage who says ‘I can’t perform that wedding’ will now be breaking the law,” he said. “It’s not just saying, ‘I’m sorry you have a preference.’ No, you will be breaking the law subject to civil for sure and possible criminal penalties for violating the law…. If you do practice biblical convictions and you carry them out and you do what you’ve been led by the spirit of God to do, your behavior will be criminal.” [Audio and more at link]
Total lie. And what's worse is that he absolutely knows it. He's not one of the duped—he's one of the power brokers who deals the steaming piles of dupe to the masses so that they will turn on us. That's his game. That's what he does. He twists and turns and spins and weaves, for a living—and for Jesus.
And he wants to be your president, America. God help us.
Video: Man who once called for ban on gay teachers promotes #March4Marriage; because of course he does
Former U.S. Senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint has openly stated his belief that gay people (and unwed mothers) should be banned from being public school teachers. He also insists that homosexuality is "a behavior that’s proven to be destructive to our society,” and admits that he'd never back a gay or lesbian president "because I consider it immoral.”
So of course he's a big fan of an event that pretends to be about policy when everyone knows it's really about anti-gay animus: