In the battle for gay rights, there is occasionally something that shows the total ugliness of the Christian position, or at least the most vocal Christian position. I will say up front that there are plenty of people who believe in God who find the actions of these people as morally repugnant as I, and any other decent person do. However, there is an incredibly large Christian base who openly does shit like what I am about to describe.
First, a little back-story. There is a group in Maine called the National Organization for Marriage. In 2009, they contributed over $1 million to the campaign to overturn gay marriage. However, when NOM didn’t file the disclosure reports that are required when one donates over $5,000, the Maine Ethics Commission decided to investigate. NOM then filed a lawsuit. Their action was that the reporting requirements in Maine are unconstitutional. They lost their case in district court, appeals court, and the Supreme Court wouldn’t hear it (good for them!). Recently, a large series of documents were released by the group which paint a very ugly picture about what this group was trying to do. Actually, scratch that. Ugly is putting it REALLY politely. Ugly is being nice beyond reason. These documents show these people as some of the worst scum ever to greet to human race.
All clergy are key influencers on gay marriage, but Catholics are a key swing vote and Catholic clergy are notoriously difficult to personally reach. The Catholic Clergy Project aims to use NOM’s close relationship with Catholic bishops to to equip, energize and moralize Catholic priests on the marriage issue. NOM has provided this service to bishops in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Iowa, and Kansas to date.
That was just one of the parts of many documents, linked above. Please read them all, so you can see for yourself how digusting these people are. Of course, it should be no surprise that the Catholic church is going to be mobilized against gay marriage. Catholic groups notoriously are against equality, for completely bullshit reasons, like their Gawd commands it, or other stupid shit.
Under The American Principles Project -
Expose Obama as a social radical. Develop side issues to weaken pro-gay marriage political leaders and parties and develop an activist base of socially conservative voters. Raise such issues as pornography, protection of children, and the need to oppose all efforts to weaken religious liberty at the federal level. This is the mission of The American Principles Project.
Yes, don’t talk about the real issue. I love that they are tacitly admitting that they don’t have a case to bring to us on a reasonable level. That would be too hard. Instead, they do the usual Christian approach then the know that the society at large isn’t as morally repugnant and bigoted as they are – make it about something else! Cloud the issue, and called “protecting children.” This is another tactic that has been going on for as long as this has been a debate, only back then, they called these people pedophiles. Now they just hide this belief, even though I’m sure many of them still have it. Not to mention how they are making religion a federal issue, totally disregarding the 1st Amendment.
Here’s the bottom line: Hollywood with its cultural biases is far bigger than we can hope to be. We recognize this. But we also recognize the opportunity – the disproportionate potential impact of proactively seeking to gather and connect a community of artists, athletes, writers, beauty queens and other glamorous non-cognitive elites across national boundaries,
Wow, did you catch that “non-cognitive” part? They want stupid famous people who they can easily manipulate, and who will easily manipulate their equally-stupid audience. I wonder if they are going to try and get Snooki on their side? It’s a cheap, tasteless tactic, but it should be talked about because it is an admission that they realize that smart people don’t go for their crap. Stupid people do. Stupid people buy into this belief that gay marriage is so wrong.
One point I want to make is that, according to one of their financial sheets, this group allocates $120,000 to an outreach coordinator, for the express purpose of finding children of same-sex couples who will speak on camera. The idea that they can manipulate these kids into talking smack about their gay parents. What a bunch of sweet-hearts. There is no end to the amount of ugliness in that! There is no way I can articulate how sick this makes me! These people are saying, outright, that they want to use children against their own parents. That’s disgusting! Beyond disgusting. It’s obvious to me, and anybody else who cares that these people have no conscience whatsoever. No morals, either. This is beyond amoral. This is the kind of shit that fascist dictators would do. These people are neo-fascists. I wish this was hyperbole, because I bet that’s how it sounds, but what else can you call a group of people who is trying to get children to be tools to use against their own parents?
Here is a tidbit from their Latino Project: An American Strategy -
The Latino vote is a key swing vote, and will be even more so in the future because of demographic growth. Will the process of assimilation to the dominant Anglo culture lead Hispanics to abandon traditional values? We can interrupt this process of assimilation by making support for marriage key badge of Latino identity.
Good god! What is wrong with these people?! You not only want to manipulate children against their parents, but you want to try and control a people’s racial identity in order to feed your own ends?! Is there no level that you people will stoop to? Does nothing offend your sensibilities? Is there not some scrap of human decency that tells you how sick this kind of thing is?! What the fuck?!
Here is a bit from their Not a Civil Right Project -
The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks – two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize, and connect African American spokespeople for marriage; develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right. Provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots. No politician wants to take up and push an issue that splits the base of the party. Fanning the hostility in the wake of Prop. 8 is key to raising the costs of pushing gay marriage to its advocates and persuading the movement’s allies that advocates are unacceptably overreaching on this issue. Consider pushing a marriage amendment in Washington D.C.; find attractive young black Democrats to challenge white gay marriage advocates electorally.
The ultimate lesson you can take away from all of this is – there is NOTHING, absolutely nothing that is beneath these pieces of shit. There is no tactic that they will not employ to get what they want. What they do is immoral, disgusting, repugnant, and motivated, 100%, by their beliefs. Their Christianity guides this action. While most of this sounds like politics, make no mistake, they are using politics as a way to push their own religious agenda, no matter how bigoted, against a group of people who have done nothing to them!
NOM, you are disgusting. Everyone who supports you is disgusting. You are bigots. Everyone who supports you is also a bigot. When the day comes that you no longer exist, these documents will show the entire world for exactly what you are - ruthless, pathetic, immature, homophobic, racist (because it is white people trying to control another culture), immoral and religious zealots, trying to destroy another group of people for your own faith message.
Fuck you, National Organization for Marriage. FUCK…YOU!
Until next time, a quote,
“These documents reveal and organization that’s so outrageous and so openly ruthless, there’s simply no tactic that’s beneath them in their fight against our rights.” -Zinnia Jones, Secret NOM documents reveal disgraceful, racist, anti-family strategy