crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
Several of my blogging compadres were on the scene as the National Organization for Marriage teamed up with NY legislator Ruben Diaz in a march to supposedly “save marriage” from us “evil lgbts.”
But based on what NOM president, Brian Brown, said at the rally, folks need to ask just who is evil – lgbts wanting to be able to declare love for each other legally and protect the interest of said loved ones by marriage or someone (Brian Brown) who will tell lies in the name of God, like in the video clip below:
Starting at 2:55, he said the following:
” . . . kids as young as kindergarten are taught in Massachusetts that their parents are bigots because they believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman.”
Brown is referring to NOM's lie, which has been refuted time and time again (most completely by Politifact), that “learning about gay marriage” is a part of kindergarten school curriculum in Massachusetts – a state that legalized gay marriage.
But with his statement, Brian took the lie to a level lower than the belly of a snake.
Brown's statement is not only a lie but a blatantly ugly lie. But this lie perfectly captures NOM's game plan – intentionally playing a nasty zero sum game by creating a fictional competition between same-sex households and heterosexual households.
I have to wonder why an organization who is supposedly standing up for a “moral issue” such as marriage does so by pitting people against one another.
In Maryland, NOM played the African-American and lgbt communities against one another.
At this rally in New York, it played the Hispanic and lgbt community against one another.
Generally, it's playing every other state against Massachusetts as it seeks to paint that state as an example of the so-called “rabid gay agenda” taking over.
And now we see NOM playing same-sex couples against heterosexual couples.
Is setting people against one another a tenet of morality?
Is the exploitation of ethnic, cultural, and religious differences a tenet of being “pro-family?”
Is repeating ludicrously outrageous lies designed to scare people about the well-being of their children a way to properly preserve tradition?
Whatever the case may be, Brown has proven something that I have always known:
In the history of the world, more harm has been done by people claiming to act in God's best interest than any supposed “homosexual agenda” conjured up from the most fevered of imaginations.
Don't like what Brown said? Complain to Politifact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hat tip to Joe.My.God.
Politifact gives NOM 'Pants on Fire' rating for lying – Speaking of Politifact, it just so happens that last month, the site gave NOM a “Pants on Fire” rating for lying.
NOM knows that it lied in the New York ad and does not care - NOM sidesteps answering charges that it lied in a recent television ad it put out in New York.