Our appreciation to the Vote4MarriageNC's official twitter account for bringing this to our attention -- a gay marriage activist reveals what was discussed on a conference call with Celinda Lake where she lays out her strategy to attempt to defeat the Marriage Protection Amendment in North Carolina.
What we find most revealing is how Lake concedes that same-sex marriage is a losing issue for them and they can only hope to win in North Carolina by obscuring the real debate over marriage:
"The issue here is that we’ve got to completely change the issue terrain – and that takes money [...] Our problem is that people – if they just go into the ballot box without being exposed to our campaign are going to think: “Marriage is between a man and a woman. And I believe in that.”
"Sadly, North Carolinians – including these primary voters – are very, very strong on that value. It’s a very old, very religious primary electorate. They really firmly believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and it should stay that way. We might all wish it were different but over three quarters of all of our groups believe that strongly."
You heard it confirmed by their side: 3/4 of North Carolinians believe marriage is between a man and a woman. Everything else is a distraction!