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NOM Denounces Threat to HRC

 

Apparently, the D.C. Police received a report of a potential bomb threat to the Human Rights Campaign and possibly other groups in DC. We want to be the first to denounce any threat against the person or property of any gay marriage advocate, including HRC. America should not be a place where people are afraid to voice their views on marriage whether pro or con.

UPDATE -- Metro Weekly reports via Twitter that HRC has been given the all clear:

18 Comments

  1. Pete
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    NOM is not a violent anti-gay group. But violent anti-gay individuals love NOM.

  2. Ash
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear that things have cooled down. Kudos to NOM for the swift condemnation of violence.

    I wonder what other groups the suspects targeted.

  3. AD
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    NOM promotes hatred, not violence! Though it's a thin line...

  4. Jim Williams
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I am a proud, gay man and truthfully not supportive of the work NOM does...but I applaud you posting this message in support of anti-violence: "America should not be a place where people are afraid to voice their views on marriage whether pro or con."

  5. Dan
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    >>NOM promotes hatred....

    Like any good citizen, I oppose things not in the best interests of society, ssm included. But there's a big difference between opposing something and "hating" the people who engage in it or endorse it. For example: I don't like cigarette smoke - it gives me headaches and the secondary smoke is a known carcinogen. So, I'm opposed to cigarettes. Does that mean I "hate" the people themselves who light up or anyone who supports smoking? Of course not. I have many friends and loved ones who smoke. It's an obvious and simple distinction to grasp. In spite of this, the other camp always plays the "you hate me" card simply because we won't cave in and endorse homosexual acts, much less ssm. Hatred of the people? No, those are your words, not mine.

  6. Dan
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    To preempt those who might ask why ssm is not in the best interests of society, this video delineates just a few reasons:

    http://www.frcblog.com/2012/05/the-problem-with-same-sex-marriage/

  7. AD
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Dan, you don't have to smoke and you don't have to get gay married if you don't want to. You also don't have to spend your life obsessing about the people who do those things.

    Second hand smoke affects you, but second hand gay marriage does not.

  8. Good News
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Martin Luther King (NOM) - the rational non violent element.
    Malcolm X – the violent threat element.
    Mohammad Ali – the indifferent, self confidence and pride element.

    Three elements that were all needed to win rights for the African American's.
    NOM is way to accommodating for some people out there. Let me break it to you, the “gay” community - NOM is the best friend you've got.

    The violent, brutal and heartless injustice of stealing away the word marriage, wakes up those (of all walks of life) who cherish justice.

  9. Posted May 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    "Second hand smoke affects you, but second hand gay marriage does not."

    No, not so. So-called "gay marriage" means the govt. no longer places value on uniqueness of a man/woman public union. It means the govt. no longer values the natural relationships between mothers and fathers and children. It means parenting becomes a govt. construct, via judicial fiat, rather than a natural extension of marriage between a man and a woman. it means schools can teach that SSM and man/woman marriage are on equal footing, as far as benefits to society go. It means the govt. can tell children they don't need a mom and a dad. And, that as future parents themselves, they are superfluous as a mother or father.

    I'd rather take the second hand smoke, than so-called "gay marriage."

  10. AD
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Daughter of Eve, nobody is forcing the rest of society to change the way they marry and have families. Please, continue to do so! Two men or two women choosing to marry does absolutely nothing to affect your life or anyone else's.

  11. Chairm
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    The contest between the SSM idea and the Marriage idea (a contest provoked by SSMers) is a conflict of ideas.

    It must not become a conflict of threats, intimidation, coercion, and violence.

    Along with NOM and my fellow marriage supporters, I have long condemned the extremism that this highly contentious issue has sometimes attracted on both sides and to whatever extent it might manifest.

  12. John Colgan
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    @Ash,

    While a commendation of a threat from NOM is a pleasant surprise, I have yet to see them denounce ANY acts of physical violence against LGBT people.

  13. MarkOH
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Ah, yes. The "love" and "caring" of NOM while numerous posters here advocate murder of gays and NOM does nothing to censor them. Hate speech promotes hate. Dehumanizing an individual gives others the permission to do them harm. All the kind of stuff one reads on this blog.

  14. MarkOH
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Interesting that the post touted by NOM about the fighter advocating for death to gays, with all the hate speech in it from NOM loyalists has disappeared from this blog.

  15. Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Straw man argument, AD, long debunked. :)

  16. Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Sue, you are projecting your own issues/fears onto me. I've stated dozens of times that I support a "gay" person's right to get married. Please, before you put words in my mouth, or impute views to me which are actually your own, do your homework. Thx for your consideration.

  17. Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Sue, you are projecting your own issues/fears onto me. I've stated dozens of times that I support a "gay" person's right to get married. Please, before you put words in my mouth, or impute views to me which are actually your own, do your homework. Thx for your consideration.

  18. Chairm
    Posted May 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    MarkOH, deleting such comments, if that is what has occurred, is somehow a problem for you? Howso?