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Brian Brown in WaTimes: "The Left, Not NOM, Has Created Divisions"

 

Our President Brian Brown in The Washington Times:

In “NOM’s Racial Politics Leave A Bitter Taste” (Web, Wednesday) writer R. Clarke Cooper urges Republicans and conservatives to refuse to associate with the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the largest and most effective single-issue organization standing for marriage, on the grounds that NOM is engaging in racial division by recruiting black and Hispanic representatives. This is false.

NOM did not create the divide between blacks and homosexual-marriage advocates, and standing for marriage is not standing for division or discrimination. Nor is it patronizing for media leaders to treat the heroic stand of the black church against homosexual marriage as a product of hateful politics. Reaching out to blacks and Hispanics who share our view is something conservatives do and should do more of. NOM will continue to reach out to these communities.

The current round of media attacks on NOM for a single line in a 3-year-old document reflects the basic tactic of the political left: Use government to push a new moral norm, and when Americans with more traditional values object, attack them mercilessly, then blame conservatives (especially Christian conservatives) for being “divisive.” Their end game? Silencing the voices of millions of Americans.

NOM will proudly continue to stand up for marriage as the union of husband and wife, and we will reach across lines of race, creed, color and party to do so.

BRIAN BROWN

President

National Organization for Marriage

Washington

18 Comments

  1. Ms. Broker
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Extremely well written! The homosexual advocates are mounting a vicious campaign of hate against NOM which is what they always do the minute someone dares to disagree that two men in the bedroom does not equal marriage! NOM is the only organization out there fighting against the assault on marriage and I pray they are victorious in their efforts to fight the good fight.

  2. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    People are catching on to these leftist tactics. And they're sick of it. I expect these attacks will garner even more support for NOM.

  3. Jim Johnson
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Excuse me, but this simply flies in the face of reality, given the actual evidence. It's very clear that NOM has tired to, again and again, divide people across racial, religious and sexual lines, even recruiting the children of LGBT people to speak out against their own families. NOM, like all the "family values" organizations, is vehemently anti-family. What about the millions of families with LGBT people in them? NOM has no answer for them, except to squash them like a bug.
    Maggie Gallagher herself didn't exactly consider the ideal family unit or welfare of the child when she birthed a bastard.

  4. Rene
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    NOM's own inner memo has come out to haunt them and they're still trying to blame everyone else. That's rich, NOM.

  5. Marc Paul
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Barb, Ms Broker. Do you support the $50000 that the very same document said should be spent to find the children of gay parents who would speak out against their parents?

  6. Sheryl
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Curious as to "the black church" that is referenced. I wasn't aware that there was a "black church."

  7. Leo
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    @Rene,and celdd,

    If you had a clue, you would be able to understand that, NOM and the likes are actually trying to save people like you from your own self hatred and destruction..

    Self hate struggling with self acceptance of your heterosexual traits given to you by your creator (god). We don't accept you as you are but what you could and should be...People who hate others don't waste their time telling those they hate what they should do to better themselves. those who hate others don't go hanging around those they hate. Likewise, if you think NOM and the likes hate gays/lesbians, homosexuals, why would you want to be apart of a hate group and their our institution, man and woman marriage? Why can't you let the haters live as we please? I know if know someone who hated me, I would not be all in their business, and on the attack looking for trouble.

    Do as you please at your own peril. But, leave us haters alone with our marriages, and religion, and our government, our history, our beliefs and morality, and go get your own. Get a way from us haters... GET IT?

  8. James
    Posted April 8, 2012 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    The Left have used the divide and conquer tactic for many years.They could care less about homosexuals,and they themselves view homos' as sick and perverted,but will tolerate them for a vote.The cycle continues,and we will prevail to Re Christianize America once again.Obama will not be around forever.

  9. Rene
    Posted April 8, 2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    There are none so blind as he who will not see. We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free. Words from a wonderful song. Too bad you think we need to be saved more than you do, Leo. I have no self hatred. I love who I am, I love my partner, and I love my life. I accept your ignorance as your truth but it will never be my truth. Live as you want and leave me to do the same.

  10. Myles
    Posted April 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I thought this was an open forum for beliefs. Believe it or not, us on the left do not want to fight with you, your families, or your religion. We just want to be recognized by the society that we help support. Why do we spend so much energy opposing each other?

  11. Zack
    Posted April 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Of course the left has divided the country. They don't see people as individuals, only as groups and if they can pit one group against the other then they can secure loyal constituencies. The Class Warfare rhetoric being spewed from the whitehouse is just another item on the long list of the Left's power grap. It's divide and conquer.

  12. Robert
    Posted April 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    NOM isn't the only hate group I track for my research but it is surely one of the most hateful. They appear to be under siege for their methods. A nice piece of evidence against them, those emails!

  13. Little man
    Posted April 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Actually, a plug against NOM assures that NOM will have a chance at rebuttal and set the record straight. Remember that the news media eat and pay their mortgages by creating controversy, not simply reporting it. Elections mean big money for them, spreading misinformation to see who is gullible enough to believe it. Ultimately, it is a matter of belief - the competition for the minds of the voters.

    And, since everyone is able to simply input their opinions in this blog (as long as they are proper), i don't see why those who are religious cannot do so as well. I argue the case for the definition of marriage with Christians from a Biblical perspective; but i don't see any use in arguing that way with those whose premises are not Christian. As long as the latter have a nice standard of living brought about by the Christian premises of the US founders, which focuses the hard work and industry of individuals, they don't care about anything else. That is their privilege. But same-sex civil marriage does not mean so called gay marriage. All marriage and civil union legislation is for same-sex AND opposite-sex, or opposite-sex (with some exceptions that show it is not a matter of civil rights.) I would really suggest not to put them down. They don't know any better. Instead, rejoice that you are not in that experimental state of mind, and can enjoy what is biologically fruitful. We cannot judge others. We can only give them a good example, perhaps.

  14. Lefty
    Posted April 9, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    "Of course the left has divided the country. They don't see people as individuals, only as groups and if they can pit one group against the other then they can secure loyal constituencies."

    Zack, all political tendencies do that, even the ones that profess a love for "individualism". Furthermore, both the Democrats and the Republicans wage class warfare from above, because they are primarily responsive to the elite interests that fund them.

  15. Leo
    Posted April 9, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Rene,

    It is you, who is blind and misguided, and having a closed mind on something topics is becoming more more a good thing these days...we need to get back to conservatism, and less sexualism, and experimentation ...

    I didn't need gay/lesbian theology or ideology prior to the culture war, I definitely don't need it now. being closed minded to somethings can actual save your life. Have your heard of the old saying, "don't missed with mother nature" ?

    And, if you are so happy with youself and your so-call partner, why are you blogging with the haters as if we care. Or, is that you are not happy and continue to be in search of acceptance? If this is the case do you truly believe you will get that here? It is you who is trying to manipulate us to accept you in our tribe (way of life) as you are, not the other way around... But, will call us haters when we refuse not to.

    And, @ 6, trying to misrepresent my post @ 4, only makes you look desperate, loss for words, and on the defense for lack of an argument.

  16. Posted April 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Myles said:

    "We just want to be recognized by the society that we help support. Why do we spend so much energy opposing each other?"

    Fair enough. There is a wide range of types of relationshps and kinds of living arrangements that are ineligible to marry. Most of that range is two-sexed; most of even the one-sexed subset is not sexualized (i.e. is not homosexualized nor gay-identified).

    The provisions for designated beneificiaries is a reasonable response to nonmarital families in need. But there is no just reason offered by the SSM campaign to treat the gay subset as superior to the rest of the people who populate the nonmarriage category of relationships and living arrangements.

    Equal treatment means not arbitrarily treating the gay subset as superior to the rest. Sexualization of nonmarital arrangements ought not be a requirement for designated beneficiaries. And it is not required neither by law nor by custom nor by the cultural understanding of the societal obligation to families in need of protections.

    Meanwhile, society may justly discriminate between marriage and nonmarriage. The special status of the union of husband and wife is not merely a protective status; it is aa preferential status because this foundational social institution is good, very good, for all of society -- not just for the particular participants.

  17. Little man
    Posted April 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Chairm: Very well put into words. I'll save your comment. Thanks.

  18. Ismael Chavez
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Sr. Brown,

    Usted tiene mi apoyo y de mi familia. La union familiar atraves de el metodo que Dios nos regalo no debe ser manipulada con politica sopuestamente progressiva. La desunion familiar a incrementado por ideas no aliadas con el orden natural.