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Stop the Sneak Attack on Marriage in North Carolina!

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

I'll keep this short, but the need in North Carolina is urgent.

We've just learned that gay marriage supporters in North Carolina have been stockpiling mountains of cash.

It's looking almost certain that in the final days before the election, they will launch an all-out air war, blanketing North Carolina TV and radio with ads full of lies and misinformation about the Marriage Protection Amendment—using scare tactics to maximum effect before we have a chance to respond.

It's a bold strategy—but we can't let it succeed. And the only way we can fight back is if we have the resources to get our message out to voters. In a fair fight, the truth will prevail—but without the resources to mount an aggressive ad campaign of our own, it won't be a fair fight.

Please, we need to start purchasing air time very soon. Please make your most generous gift directly to the Vote for Marriage NC campaign right now. Whether it's $50 or $500—or perhaps even $5000 or more for some of you—your gift is critical. Please click here to donate right now.

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If our opponents were to steal victory in North Carolina, it would be devastating for the cause of marriage nationwide—and they know it.

Thank you for standing with us.

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5 Comments

  1. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Donation sent.

    I do hope the opposition's ads feature drag queens and cursing children as they have in the past.

  2. Stefan
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Barb, you're wasting your hard earned $$ on a lost cause. It may not be this year, or even next, but marriage equality will soon be the norm, as it should be.

  3. celdd
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    That's exactly what the proponents for Proposition 8 did in California. They had scads of cash to spread nothing but lies about (imaginary) horrible things that would happen if gay people were allowed to be equal citizens. The scare tactics won.

    Low information voters believed the lies, often promoted by religious leaders that congregants admire and are unable to objectively evaluate what they are told.

    It was telling that none of the lies spread during the campaign were used to defend Prop 8 in court. The proponents chose to not present a factual case, and they seem surprised they lost.

    Churches should NOT be allowed to push their peculiar view of anything onto the United States as a whole and its citizens.

  4. John Noe
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Again we have to anticipate these stealth tactics by the opposition. However I have a lot more faith in the voters of North Carolina. I would be shocked if the oppenents won in this southern state.
    The most they might be able to accomplish is make the vote closer.

  5. ResistSSA
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Stefan -

    Homosexuality has been around for thousands and thousands of years, yet marriage between them has never been the norm. Even in the few civilizations where homosexuality was tolerated, it was put back in the closet. To me, that points to the inevitability of it never being the norm.

    It's been tried and it's failed. We're seeing advances, but eventually those advances will reveal their detrimental effects on society. In California, e.g., we're seeing how it leads to trumping of parental rights. How long do you think parents are going to put up with that?