Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NOM's latest missive - they are broke

The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage sent out a money-beg today titled “A Fresh Breeze is Blowing.” First off, Brian Brown is confused about events. According to him:
Between now and then [June], it is imperative that the justices and the media hear from us loudly and regularly on behalf of the American people that we expect them to uphold our votes for marriage and the right of voters and legislators to preserve marriage. They need to know that any decision purporting to redefine marriage will be seen as judicial activism and be considered illegitimate.

So they exist to make noise that nobody will hear? The reality is that the justices are going to conference on Friday. They will determine both the outcome and who will author the opinion. All the activity between now and when they actually deliver their opinion – likely late June – is irrelevant. The cake is baked.

NOM claims to be broke.

We have a lot on our plate right now, and unfortunately few resources with which to conduct our work. You see, with everything that we have thrown into the fight for marriage — between the March for Marriage, the Supreme Court fight and our tireless efforts to communicate the truth of marriage through the media — our coffers are empty.

Their new, old, agenda.

We have an incredible amount of work to do in the next two months... preparing for the pending decision by the Supreme Court; launching a nationwide effort to pass legislation to protect people from having to participate in same-sex 'weddings' in states that have redefined marriage (or in the event that the Supreme Court redefines marriage in every state); preparing a new grassroots educational effort we have been developing to help teach people the importance of marriage to society and especially children; pushing a federal constitutional amendment to preserve marriage; working with allies in support of religious liberty legislation; and preparing to make support for marriage a key factor in next year's presidential race.
Sounds like they really don't have anything to do. A constitutional amendment is nothing but a pipe dream and they lack the organization and organizational skills to be effective doing much else. After all, this crew doesn't exactly have a track record of success.

Catechists.

As I have always said, no politician or judge — not even the US Supreme Court — has the power to redefine marriage. Marriage was created by God at the dawn of Creation to bring the two halves of humanity together for their benefit and to provide the ideal environment for any children born of their union. Marriage is a universal truth and if the marriage movement experiences a Roe type of ruling, then just like the pro-life movement we will pursue the long path to reversing such a ruling. Win or lose before the Supreme Court, we will always fight for marriage.
Civil marriage is just that. The approval of the Catholic Church is neither sought nor required. NOM is broke and irrelevant. Who cares what Brian Brown thinks or says?

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