Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NOM's newest "victim" - the truth about Chauncy Childs

National Organization for Marriage introduces the victim du jour. This time it is a woman in Oregon named Chauncy Childs. Here's NOM's explanation:
You haven't heard of her? I'm not surprised. That's because she's not a gay activist. She's not a radical leftist trying to redefine marriage and family to suit her own personal desires. Instead, she's a pro-marriage individual who posted on her private Facebook page some expressions of her beliefs.

Focus on the Family finds an unidentified Ohio marriage equality poll that they like

Focus on the Family is apoplectic that Judge Timothy Black has ordered Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. First things first. Public approval of same-sex marriage is irrelevant. It has no bearing on equal protection and due process. Those are the grounds on which numerous federal judges have nullified state prohibitions.

Having said that, according to the most recent Quinnipiac poll conducted February 12 - 17; Ohio voters support same sex marriage 50 - 44 percent.

Fox's Todd Starnes' - Victimized again

Todd Starnes
Usually Todd Starnes is complaining about some manufactured victimization of white Christian heterosexual males. After all, the are an at-risk minority, right? In doing so, Starnes usually takes some liberties with the truth. People like Starnes have little engines that are fueled by divisiveness and invective. Whether it's gays, women who want reproductive rights, Blacks or non-Christians; there has to be a “they” who are guilty of something that Starnes sees as oppression. This time it is Muslims.

Monday, April 14, 2014

It is NOM that should apologize for their outrageous bigotry - not some city councilman

I wrote about this earlier today. Now we get this long-winded title for a blog post: National Organization for Marriage Condemns New York City Councilman’s “Outrageous, Intolerant” Remarks, Demands an Apology and Retraction from Entire Council.

I am sure that they will get right on that Brian Brown.

National Organization for Marriage is responsible for spreading countless lies and hate about LGBT citizens. Having lost the battle for marriage discrimination, they have become a full-blown anti-gay hate group. NOM owes our community an apology for claiming, repeatedly, that gay people are a threat to children. And that is just for starters. I think that we all know the scores of things that NOM has done that warrant a sincere apology.

The NOMmers are professional victims

Oh the poor dears. In a new blog post we get this: Did This Councilman Really Just Tell Millions of New Yorkers They're Unwelcome There? Yes. Yes He Did. Oh my. This is hypocrisy from an organization which exists to tell gay people that they are unwelcome unless they remain celibate. You would think that white Christian heterosexual males are a minority in peril.

NOM has become The National Organization for Martyrdom. What on earth does any of this have to do with whether or not gays can marry (something that is increasingly inevitable)? Given that inevitability, National Organization for marriage needs distractions. This all stems from an article in the Huffington Post about the aspirations of Chick-Fil-A to dramatically expand in New York City. According to HP:

Why is the Christian right so confused over speech vs. conduct?

Brendan Eich - Mozilla
The confusion is a persistent theme; particularly when it comes to “victims” of marriage equality. That New Mexico photographer, whose case was denied cert by the Supreme Court, didn't refuse service. Rather, she was denied freedom of speech. At least that was how Alliance Defending Freedom framed the case. ADF is similarly claiming that the florists and bakers who have run afoul of anti-discrimination laws should be free to employ their "artistic" expression as they see fit.