National Organization for Marriage Launches Radio Advertisement in North Carolina Encouraging African Americans to Say "No More" to President Obama


Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)

"We urge all North Carolinians to join Dr. Wooden in rejecting the anti-family policies of President Obama this November" —Brian Brown, NOM president—

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched a radio advertisement in the Raleigh, North Carolina media market featuring Dr. Patrick Wooden, a prominent African American pastor, urging African Americans to say "no more" to President Barack Obama in light of his recent endorsement of homosexual marriage. NOM plans to spend $34,000 on the advertisement in the Raleigh media market, which is home to 40 percent of the state's African American population. If proven successful, NOM plans to roll out the advertisement in markets across North Carolina, a key presidential swing state.

"African Americans in North Carolina were quite understandably proud of Barack Obama for his historic election in 2008," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "But President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage, his administration's determination to repeal DOMA and the Democratic Party's call for the repeal of North Carolina's marriage amendment puts Obama at odds with the values of the African American community."

The advertisement features African American leader Dr. Patrick Wooden, a highly renowned pastor who gained state wide recognition for his strong efforts to pass the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8, 2012, which passed by over 61 percent of the vote. Pre-election surveys showed that a plurality of Democrats supported the amendment, with African Americans supporting it by a two-to-one margin.

"It was the African American community that helped [President Obama] win here in North Carolina," Wooden said in the advertisement. "But President Obama has turned his back on the values of our community with his strong endorsement of the homosexual movement. We worked hard to pass the Marriage Protection Amendment this past May. With the strong support of the African American community, the amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman passed overwhelmingly. The very next day, President Obama came out for homosexual marriage. Now his campaign leaders are working to deny North Carolina's ability to define marriage, and they want to overturn our state marriage amendment altogether. Join me in saying 'no more' to President Obama."

"The goal of our advertising campaign is to issue a wake-up call to the African American community in North Carolina that President Obama does not represent the values that they have fought to protect," Brown said. "We urge all North Carolinians to join Dr. Wooden in rejecting the anti-family policies of President Obama this November."

Listen to the radio ad here.


To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Jen Campbell (x145), [email protected], at 703-683-5004.

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  1. Posted August 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink


    Fantastic ad!

    Marriage is not the only issue.

    It is not even the most important issue.

    But it is the winning issue.

  2. Stefan
    Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    You really think Obama's anti-family? Wow. How many of the regular posters here actually know a same sex couple, either with or without a family? Randy? Rick? Overcame? DOE? Anyone?

  3. Daughter of Eve
    Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I know quite a few, actually.

  4. Little man
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Actually, one of the goals of entrenched socialism is to deprive people of their votes, somehow. So, here they go trying to apply their people given power to do away with the N.C. Marriage Amendment. . .

    People voting, and their votes counting is something that would certainly get in the way of an autocrat. . .

    If the government can 'buy' votes with freebies, then these people are privileged by effectively paying NEGATIVE taxes. They pay less in taxes than the government pays them in entitlements!

    How did that get into the US Constitution, that some people are NOT created equal, and therefore pay not only taxes at zero level, but 'less than' zero? That is, the government pays THEM taxes.

  5. Fitz
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Stephen (writes)

    "You really think Obama's anti-family? Wow. "

    Yes I do... Before you can say someone is "pro-family" you need to be able to define your terms. It is part of the leftist paradigm that "all family forms are inherently equal" - this is leftist dogma.

    So ..Obama cannot come out against anything from single mothers to gay "marriage".. He cannot support the married intact natural family...

    In your estimation everything is a Obama cannot be "anti-family" - when in fact he is...


    "How many of the regular posters here actually know a same sex couple, either with or without a family? Randy? Rick? Overcame? DOE? Anyone?"

    As if the mere "knowing" people in such arrangement's is somehow enough to get people to abandon elemental family make-up and norms.

    Like were supposed to say - "oh gee...look bob & frank love and care for one another" or -.."Gee-Wiz, Sarah & Carol have a degree of domestic bliss" -

    Lets abandon wholesale our time tested standards of intact marriage and childbearing/rearing...its time to "affirm" these couples..

    Get over yourselves...Its pathetic.

  6. Ash
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Very nice ad, NOM.

    BUT...what are you doing in the states that WILL vote on marriage this November? I see a lot from the Minnesota for Marriage campaign--an excellent series that educates on the issue; lots of work at state fairs gathering donations and volunteers, etc. But I don't see anything of the same magnitude in Maryland, Washington, and Maine. I do believe we will win them all, but I'm a little befuddled as to why you want to run an ad in a state that we've already won for marriage, while laying sort of low in the three states listed above.

    I know you have the idea that we can brag and put another feather in our caps if North Carolina rejects president Obama for ssm, and if he suffers a dent in the Black vote. That would be a meaningful message to send. And who am I to speak as if I know the inner workings of NOM? Perhaps you all ARE doing a lot of underground work in the three states I mentioned.

    But I would like to see more. And when I see an ad targeting a state that we've already won, it just gets at me a little. I think we need to use our resources wisely. I'd like to think that NOM is swimming in more cash than I can imagine, but I'm still a penny pincher :)