Talk about running on empty – is this the best you can do, Tami? Executive Director of the bible-beating, womb-controlling, LGBT-hating North Carolina Values Coalition, Tami Fitzgerald (@tamifitzgerald) also the bigoted braintrust behind VoteFORMarriageNC.com (@Vote4MarriageNC) went ballistic in response to President Obama’s statement on Friday against Amendment One. My emphasis:
Not only did President Obama state during his election battle in 2008 that he believes marriage is the union between one man and woman, but he said that for him as a Christian, it is also a sacred union, invoking the name of “God” as his source. Unfortunately, his recommendation against the Marriage Protection Amendment would leave the definition of marriage up to an activist judge instead of the people of our State. President Obama has no business inserting himself into the people’s business in North Carolina. The people of North Carolina cannot sit by and let marriage as the union of one man and one woman be destroyed by a handful of political activists or by activist judges.”
Yeah. That’s all you’ve got, Tami — going back to the Bible, which has nothing to do with civil marriage, the legalization of which is not what voters will see on the ballot on May 8.
Activist judge? What is she smoking? North Carolina has no activist judges that are panting to make marriage equality happen in this state. Nice try, Tami. Facts apparently don’t matter; what’s new. #FAIL
By the way, Tami — when marriage equality does happen here (and it’s only a matter of time) — it will be as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, and it will just too bad for you, washing away your attempts to foist your bigotry on North Carolinians.
Marriage will be destroyed? Oh, really? Have you noticed all of the adultery and divorce in the state (a lot of it going on in those “God-fearing” communities)? Where’s your amendment to ban that? Ring up a few couples in Massachusetts, which has had marriage equality for years now, and a lower divorce rate than any of the Southern states that have banned civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples. #FAIL
And no matter what President’s current’s state of evolution on marriage is (personally or professionally), he most certainly has been on record in favor of civil unions and domestic partnerships — something that Amendment One bans outright. In fact since we have municipalities and counties in the state that already offer DPs, Tami, your little ballot hate fest will take those away.
And just to show you how much momentum we have, here is information on Amendment One from one of the over 100 partner organizations working with the Campaign to Protect All NC Families, All of Us NC, based in Durham. Click for PDF.
Below the fold, Tami’s breathless e-blast to supporters. These folks know the tide has turned and they are scared about the momentum in our direction against Amendment One.
Note the use of stock photos. They cannot even find real NC families to pose for their trash.
Dear Marriage Supporters,
Today, President Obama released a campaign statement against the Marriage Protection Amendment, injecting his opinion into an issue that’s not up to him. Thankfully, the President does not speak for the majority of North Carolinians who support the Amendment.
The President’s words today illustrate once again that marriage is under attack. The people of North Carolina cannot sit by and let marriage as the union of one man and one woman be destroyed by a handful of political activists or by activist judges. That’s why we need your support to pass the Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8th.
You may remember President Obama’s words when he was campaigning in 2008: “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now for me as a Christian, it’s also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
Not only did President Obama state during his election battle in 2008 that he believes marriage is the union between one man and woman, but he also said that for him as a Christian, it is also a sacred union, invoking the name of “God” as his source. Unfortunately, his recommendation against the Marriage Protection Amendment would leave the definition of marriage up to an activist judge instead of the people of our state.
While news reports show that the President’s views on marriage are “evolving,” public support for the Marriage Protection Amendment remains strong. Sixty-four percent of likely primary voters in the state support the Marriage Protection Amendment according to the Civitas Institute’s recent scientific poll. Thankfully, the people of North Carolina are the only ones who have the right to preserve marriage in our state constitution. But we can only win with your support.
If you want to preserve the right of the people of North Carolina to protect marriage, then I ask you to join me in fighting to pass the Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8th.
With your support, we can protect marriage from activists in North Carolina.
Chairwoman, Vote FOR Marriage NC