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We'd rather lose than delight MassResistance

by Jeremy Hooper

Congratulations, Massachusetts! You've just elected a U.S. Senator who absolutely thrills MassResistance, one of only eleven American groups whose anti-gay hostility has reached a low enough point to make the Southern Poverty Law Center's official hate groups list:

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But on the bright side: "Brown fever" will be the first ailment that MR won't try to blame on the gays. So that's something.

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This is information that people in Mass. should have been getting out over the last month. I don't know how often it was mentioned, but clearly not often enough to the independants who voted for radical anti-gay activist Brown. Like Republicans would have done with such a juicy tidbit, the fact that a hate group supported Brown should have been hammered away every single day, again and again, on TV, on signs, everywhere. Pro-equality Americans are way too nice and need to take off the gloves and come out swinging.

Posted by: Michael | Jan 20, 2010 8:39:29 AM

Michael: You would not believe how many times I am told that we should just ignore these people -- to stop giving them attention. It happened during this election, when I tried to push this.

To Stonewall Democrats' credit, they did include it in a press release.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jan 20, 2010 8:44:02 AM

This makes me sick to my stomach.

But, then again..... http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news/scott-brown-nude-in-cosmo

Posted by: bad boy | Jan 20, 2010 10:35:26 AM

I have it on good authority from friends in Mass. that many people voted for brown because of how attractive he is 9though I don't see it, myself!); one friend even told me that girls were lined up outside his bus at a gas station screaming over autographs!

BTW, what, precisely, does NOM have to do to get the SPL to make them into a "hate group"? Isn't launching multiple campaigns against us enough, especially when they literally draw upon stereotypes that children MUST be protected from even knowing about our mere existence? Doesn't mere vilification count?

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 20, 2010 11:26:52 AM

Ya' know, the fear-mongering that Mags employs against us is SURELY a two-way streak! Can't WE come up with something that'll scare the hell out of str8 people so that they start supporting us en mass? I also agree that we need to stop acting so damned "nice" when the TV and radio blasts ads full of fear-mongering at the easily swayed public! Why, during G-dog's second campaign for the white house, he invoked fear and literally ran ads to terrify poor soccer moms into voting for her! One ad I remember well simply involved a soccer mom with her kids in the back of an SUV having just picked them up from school, when she hears some horribly upsetting news on the radio; then the camera focuses on her rear view mirror and the reflection of her kids! How devious! Why can't we do something like that to stir up some fear of NOM?

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 20, 2010 11:33:21 AM

Just remember, while Scott supports discrimination when it comes to the institution of marriage, at least he's given up on working to make sure Massachusetts repeals its gay marriage law. This, to me, is just a sign that people will eventually realize that there is no harm with gay marriage is legal. Unfortunately, they'll still have their prejudices. I don't think NOM or MassResistance won anything really. Besides, Coakley can go back to working on the lawsuit to repeal DOMA. Its still sad that he can't be more supportive of gay rights.

Posted by: Sam | Jan 20, 2010 12:06:32 PM

No, I don't think MR or NOM won anything either. But the fact that they see a victory in Brown is disturbing.

And I seriously mean it: If I were running for any office in the land, i would rather lose than get applause from either of these two groups.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jan 20, 2010 12:12:11 PM

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