National Organization for Marriage Condemns the Murder of a Gay Man in New York


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

Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributable to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage:

National Organization for Marriage

"We condemn in the strongest possible way the murder of a gay man in New York by a killer who apparently hurled anti-gay insults at him moments before the killing. This senseless act cannot be condoned in America or anywhere, and we urge that the perpetrator be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our heart goes out to the family of the victim, and we hold them in our prayers. While this killing appears to have no connection to the current debate about redefining marriage, there is no room for violence toward any American — whether they support traditional marriage or not. No person should be subjected to violence because they are gay or lesbian or because they believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. There is no place for violence, period."


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  1. Loucy
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    I don't agree with you politics Brian.... HOWEVER, I sincerely appreciate the heartfelt endearing message about the tragic senseless killing of that man in the Village. Thank you

  2. Richard
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Moderators, please remove my previous comments that mention OKB and Randy. It seems clear to me that you are now not allowing anyone to post hateful or accusatory posts and I want to honor that. I hope this is true for all of us. While I disagree vehemently with your stands on equality of marriage. I do believe there should be no more posts allowed that demean, degrade and vilify others. I hope you agree.

  3. Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Violence simply creates more violence. But what about the drone strikes risking the killing of by-stander civilians, by the Chief who would applaud 'gay' marriage?

    Would be nice to have more details. The political culture war can turn into more than freedom of speech.

  4. Ash
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Murdering any person is unacceptable. I'm glad NOM released this statement condemning this terrible crime.

    Now, this statement will not cause SSMers to discontinue pinning the blame of this man's murder (or any other crime against, or suicide by, a gay person) on NOM. But publicly condemning this senseless murder is the right thing to do no matter what.

  5. John
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 12:40 am | Permalink


  6. Randy E King
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink


    In order to construe any of my responses as hateful you would have to change the meaning of the word hate to include a reference to any and all opposition to your demands for special consideration.

  7. Buzzy
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the well wishes Brian and co.

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