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NOM directly links its anti-gay, pro-discrimination cause to 1963 March on Washington

by Jeremy Hooper

I hope you haven't just eaten:

Dear Marriage Supporter,

In 1963, something happened that changed the civil rights movement.

For the first time, six major organizations working on civil rights issues came together to support what they called the "March on Washington" to demand the passage of pivotal civil rights legislation.

Many were opposed to it, including some prominent civil rights leaders, one of whom derisively labeled the effort the "farce on Washington." President Kennedy advised against it, telling them the march could backfire, setting back the cause of civil rights. But undeterred, these brave leaders ignored the naysayers, banded together and encouraged their followers to come to Washington to peacefully demonstrate in support of civil rights for all Americans.

And come they did, from throughout the nation, an estimated 250,000 of them. There were a number of speakers that day, including several prominent leaders from the Catholic and Protestant faith communities.

It was on this historic day in 1963 that a young black preacher representing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference grabbed the assembled masses with his clear and soaring oratory, capturing not only the moment, but the essence of the cause:

"I have a dream," Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character. I have a dream..."

It was, indeed, on that remarkable day when one of the most impactful speeches in the history of our nation was delivered despite warnings, pleadings and admonitions not to speak, not to march.

My friends, it's 1963 in the fight for marriage. And it is time we march.

I can't promise you that we will have a historic speech like Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, nor can I promise you 250,000 people will come to Washington, but I can promise you this: we will march for a true and just cause, for the civil right of Americans to enjoy the benefits of natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman, the foundation of society and the cradle of civilization.

And I can also promise that this year's march could be as important to the cause of marriage as the 1963 March on Washington was to the cause of civil rights.

National Organization For Marriage

This from an organization that has admitted its goal is to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks." Such Kings, they are.

NOM goes on to cite the participation of Willie Owens, NOM's religious liaison, as proof of its African-American support. This would be the same Willie Owens who promoted last year's (failed) version of the NOM march by saying gay people have "abnormal lifestyles" and calling us idiots, and the same Willie Owens who routinely connects homosexuality to bestiality and sexual abuse. Such dreams they have.


***I'll once again remind you of the beliefs of the late Coretta Scott King, who, per NOM's own standard, presumably knew the late Dr. King's heart better than just about anyone else::


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