Tuesday, April 30, 2019

It's Bri-Bri time again

“All that self-righteousness is nothing more than hypocrisy.”
Brian S. Brown
via YouTube/Fox News
Brian S. Brown came up with a new meme to raise money for National Organization for Marriage. His latest missive is titled The future of gay marriage "is not especially encouraging." Brown goes on to write:
I read a news article last week written by a very concerned pro-gay writer who bemoaned the fact that it is entirely possible that the US Supreme Court will deal a "devastating blow" to the agenda of LGBT extremists who want to continue their assault on our values through the courts. The writer pointed to the Supreme Court's action last week in agreeing to review three critical cases in the lower courts where the LGBT community is seeking to redefine the term "sex" under federal law and thus create special legal rights for gays, lesbians and the transgendered.
Brown did not identify the author. Nor did he provide a link. Nor, for that matter, does he establish a connection to same-sex marriage. At issue is whether or not Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to LGBT people. Were the Supreme Court rule in our favor — that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is sex discrimination — then the Equality Act would become unnecessary.

If we do not prevail then it becomes important to oust Trump and McConnell in 2020 and get the Equality Act signed into law. I did not know that seeking Equal Protection was an extremist position.

The appeal to supporters countering special rights is the hackneyed verbiage of hate groups. Protections from discrimination are called special rights. If you want a definition of special rights it would be public accommodations that discriminate on the basis of religion in defiance of state or municipal law. Those are ambitions for special rights.
The next Brown lie:
The concerns of this pro-gay writer underscore how important it was for NOM to devote so much time and resources to the confirmation of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. You see, it was through the Supreme Court, especially under retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, that much of the pro-gay agenda has advanced. You will recall that Kennedy wrote the narrow, 5-4 ruling imposing gay marriage on the nation in the Obergefell case.
Meaningless hyperbole. NOM was irrelevant to the confirmation of the two justices and Gorsuch specifically said that marriage equality was settled law. As you might expect, the above is followed by:


That is a bald faced lie. There is little that NOM can do to affect the outcome of any case before the Supreme Court. They can file an amicus brief which should cost them nothing. Should they choose to do so, they will only overlap the many similar briefs that the Court will receive. NOM does not have a secular argument. NOM does not have an original argument. NOM is destined to continued irrelevance.

I expect that arguments in opposition will focus on the idea that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was never intended to apply to LGBT people. We will argue that the Court has already extended protections to things like gender stereotyping that were not included in the measure in 1964. Given the composition of the Court I am not overly optimistic.

Brown is falsely claiming that donated funds will be used in a specific way. The sanctimonious Brian S. Brown is content to be an third-rate grifter. All that self-righteousness is nothing more than hypocrisy.

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