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Laura Bush and "Inevitability"

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

In my email last week, I wrote about the "big lie" that same-sex marriage is supposedly "inevitable." By telling us that it's inevitable we'll lose, gay marriage advocates are pursuing a strategy designed to encourage our surrender.

Please show them you are not going to give up fighting for true marriage by making a donation of $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more today!

One of the tactics that homosexual advocates have taken to advance their "inevitability" strategy in recent months is aimed right at a core element of our base of supporters — people who consider themselves Republicans. Just last week a coalition of gay groups including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) began an advertising campaign touting statements from various former GOP officials like Colin Powell and Dick Cheney.

Perhaps Laura Bush, who was also featured in the ad from the mis-named "Respect for Marriage" coalition, didn't get the memo on inevitability. Immediately after learning that she had been featured in their ad, she demanded that her image and comments be removed. The HRC coalition had little choice but to comply.

This isn't the first time that Republicans have reacted when told it's time for them to act like "progressive" Democrats and support redefining marriage. Republican voters trounced two U.S. Senate candidates who took that position — Tom Campbell in California and Bill Binnie in New Hampshire. Last year they forced from office three of the four Republican state Senators in New York who were responsible for the passage of gay marriage in that state. And now in Illinois there's a spirited grassroots effort underway to remove GOP Chair Pat Brady from his position as a result of urging Republican legislators to support homosexual marriage — a position that runs directly contrary to their stated party platform.

Won't you please consider making a financial contribution to expose the "inevitability" lie that homosexual activists are advancing?

A few years ago the HRC would regularly claim that nobody ever lost elective office for supporting same-sex marriage. Such an outlandish statement was false even back then, but they clearly can't credibly make such a statement any longer. Even the media has pointed out that supporting gay marriage is likely a career-ending move for a Republican, as was made clear in this recent AP story from a couple of weeks ago:

According to roll call votes, in the eight times nationwide that state legislatures voted for gay marriage, just 47 Republicans bucked the party line out of many hundreds who voted against it.

Of those 47 Republicans who voted yes starting in 2009, 21 are in office today.

The HRC hopes that Republicans don't notice things like Laura Bush, Pat Brady, Tom Campbell, Bill Binnie or any of the state senators from New York. But we hope you'll notice.

We've got a tough job to prevail in the battle for true marriage, but neither side has any claim to "inevitability." It's up to us to win the debate by working hard to advance this true and just cause. Will you please help us today?

 

P.S. Now is the time to stand up for marriage — the Supreme Court is about to rule on two monumental cases and same-sex marriage activists are aggressively advancing their radical agenda in multiple states, including Illinois, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico and Ohio. They're working on so many fronts at precisely the time the United States Supreme Court is considering the most important case of our generation — hoping to sell their "inevitability" myth at this most critical time for marriage. Won't you please stand with us and help expose their "inevitability" lie by making a donation today?

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14 Comments

  1. Richard
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    "Frank Schubert is NOM's National Political Director. He managed the successful marriage campaigns in California, Maine and North Carolina and is one of the nation's leading strategists for advancing social issues."

    Uh, not so successful in Maine wouldn't you agree?

  2. Will Fisher
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    That's a reference to 2009. NOM was successful back then.

  3. John Noe
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Laura Bush was framed and used and lied to. What else is new for the corrupt other side.

  4. Bobby
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Listen to Laura's words in her CNN interview. She has not denied her statements. She merely asked they not be used in the campaign as is her right.

  5. Robert
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Not a word about the Republican brief supporting marriage equality submitted to SCOTUS? Is NOM not reading the newspapers anymore??

  6. Randy E King
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Gee Robert maybe NOM should post an article about GOProud and the Log Cabin Republican's coming out in support of marriage corruption as well?

    Fair and balanced isn't exactly what your side is famous for now is it?

    The Republican's got worked over last election because they tried to walk the fence. If they try that tactic a third time it will spell the end for them.

  7. OldKingBlog
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Earth to Robert: Stop living in idelogical fantasyland...

  8. CRSmith
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    First Lady Laura Bush has alwasy been a lovely person and role model. I don't understand why the gays want to stain her reputation like that. Everyone knows that she would never, ever, be involved with such a dirty organization. And everyone knows that she is a kind, decent, person that would never agree with the idea of gay marriage. I certainly knew better all along. It just goes to show how you have to be careful where you get your news.

  9. Bobby
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    CRSmith - Laura Bush embraces the American ideal of equality. We are all called to love - those born heterosexual as well as those born homosexual. There is nothing dirty about that. Watch her interview with Larry King.

  10. David in Houston
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Over 100 prominent Republicans just filed an amicus brief in support against Prop. 8.

    More than 60 world-wide corporations just did the same thing. I can hardly wait for NOM to demand a boycott of 60 companies. Good luck with that.

    So, yes, "inevitability" seems like an apt word to describe marriage equality.

  11. LonesomeRhoades
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Anatomically and physiologically man was made for woman and woman for man. Homosexuality is inherently aberrant behavior.
    The bible calls it an abomination.
    Marriage has always been between opposite sex people.'
    This whole debate about a man marrying a man is pure idiocy. Even sick!

  12. LonesomeRhoades
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Hey #9 Bobby! Wake up! No one alive has ever been born with a "sexual orientation". That is patently absurd to think so.
    What science does know is that we are born with heterosexual equipment.
    As we age we develop sexual attractions etc. That does not mean that it is proper to act on them. Get that Bobby?
    Acting out one's homosexual urges is aberrant and perverse. That sir, is and always will be a choice. Got that Bobby?

  13. Ash
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    NOM: I'm having problems donating. The webpage says that my e-mail address or zip code is too long and should be four characters or less.

  14. Bobby
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I was having problem donating as well until I read LonsesomeRhoades post and I realized I have much better things to do with my money such as helping to alleviate some of the suffering of the poor. I will donate money to a soup kitchen - a Christian thing to do.