Monday, March 25, 2019

Brian S. Brown claims that the Equality Act would make "support for marriage illegal"

Another whopper from National Organization for Marriage.
Brian S. Brown
via YouTube/Fox News
If there is a god s/he is going to be pissed at Brian S. Brown for sanctimony coupled with mendacity. Brown's newest missive, on behalf of National Organization for Marriage, is titled “Making support for marriage illegal.” What will Brown not say to attract donations? The whole point of this drivel is this:

Translation: Send us money!
Fertilizer:
Legislation pending in Congress would make showing support for marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman to be illegal. Under HR 5, the grossly misnamed "Equality Act," holding the view that marriage should only be between a man and a woman would constitute sex discrimination against someone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
The fact that Brown believes that others will believe something so untrue and utterly improbable reflects Brown's estimation of the intellect of NOM's supporters.
“Urgency” petitions:
…while we deliver thousands of petitions to members of Congress, I want to point out the urgency of the problem we are facing. As of last week, 240 members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of this legislation. This includes every Democrat in the House, along with three Republicans (Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA; John Katko, R-NY; Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR).
Urgency? Does Mr. Brown actually believe that this will pass the Senate? Were that miracle to occur, does he honestly think that Trump would sign this into law? Trump!? But let us suppose, for the moment, that the Equality Act could be enacted, what does Brown think NOM can do to alter the outcome?
So to summarize the BS:
  1. The Equality Act (HR5) is going to pass both houses and be signed into law by Trump.
  2. There is an urgent need to stop HR5.
  3. NOM can stop HR5 but only if you send it money.
The Equality Act is smart politics. It forces Republicans on the record in support of discrimination. However, it is not going to become law unless we gain control of the Senate in 2020, hold control of the House and defeat Donald Trump.

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