Yesterday, the National Organization for Marriage not only suffered a double embarrassment, but proceeded to wallow in both humiliations, as if they were nothing.
Meanwhile, enterprising folks like myself are going to do what we can to make NOM’s stupidity go viral. But it’s not as if NOM isn’t helping us.
The National Organization for Marriage is trying its best to rally support for its “March for Marriage” on March 26, which will have a full slate of religious anti-gay speakers. The group is even trying to pretend that inviting people is the same as having people attend to make it look like they have more support. But now it seems that NOM has a particularly despicable partner for the March, Southern Baptist pastor Wiley Drake, who regularly prays for people’s death, including President Obama. Jeremy Hooper noticed not only that Drake is promoting the march, but that he shared an email exchange coordinating his support with the march organizers. In fact, he committed to bringing his Congressional Prayer Conference broadcast to the march, and the event coordinator seemed all too grateful for his support.
And just in case you need confirmation of this prayer, listen to him double down on it when interviewed by news personality Alan Colmes:
And as if that’s not bad enough, check out the following tweet from NOM president Brian Brown:
I would say that congratulations are in order except for one MAJOR problem:
There is no such thing as American Urban University. You will notice that the background where Brown is receiving this “honorary doctorate” resembles a church.
According Laurel Rameyser in an earlier post on this blog:
According to Bizpedia, the president of American Urban University was Bishop George D. McKinney from St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ in San Diego, CA. Bishop McKinney is one of the organizers of Coalition of African American Pastors, the group giving Mr. Brown the honorary degree.However, the university’s corporation status was suspended in 1989.
Not surprisingly, although Bishop McKinney’s biography on the church website mentions the many universities where he has studied and talks about his many accomplishments, it doesn’t mention American Urban University.
And we all remember how NOM tried pitifully to use the Coalition of African-American Pastors to sabotage President Obama’s African-American support.
So on the same day that NOM’s Brian Brown sends out a tweet of himself receiving an honorary degree from a non-existent university, it is discovered that his group is teaming up with a pastor who prayed for President Obama’s death.
When I was young, we had a phrase for when someone embarrassed themselves. We called it “giving up your cool points.” If NOM keeps this up, the organization will only be left with “cool stamps.”
Hat tip to John Becker.