NOM BLOG

The Mask is Off

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

The bullies who now control the gay marriage movement have claimed another scalp in their never-ending quest to silence people of faith and others who continue to support the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. They've forced Brendan Eich, the inventor of Javascript and CEO at Mozilla (the company that makes the Firefox web browser) to leave the company he has helped lead for many years. His crime? Back in 2008 Eich contributed $1,000 to support Proposition 8 defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Their actions escalate a pattern of behavior that makes it crystal clear that the mask is off any pretense of tolerance for different opinions on marriage. The message is clear: no matter your talents, accomplishments and capabilities, opposition to 'gay marriage' utterly disqualifies you from corporate leadership and employment, and even meaningful participation in civil society.

This is not the first episode of this type of totalitarian aggression by the gay 'marriage' thought police. When Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, expressed his support for true marriage, there were calls for his company to be banned in cities such as Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC. Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was suspended by the A&E television network for expressing his support for biblical principles of marriage.

These are merely the best known of the victims. There are many, many others you don't hear much about, like the manager of a Mexican restaurant, the operator of an ice cream parlor, and an executive with a musical theatre company. They all committed the same "crime" — publicly supporting true marriage.

Folks, we're at the point where we either surrender or we stand up.

A commenter on the forced resignation of Brendan Eich had a great suggestion as a way of responding: first, she deleted the Mozilla Firefox browser from her computer, and then she made a contribution to NOM.

The only way to stop bullies is to stand up to them. That's why we're asking you to take a public stance and join with thousands of others at the Keep The Republic And Marriage website. By making a donation to NOM of any amount, you will be demonstrating that you will not be cowered into silence or bullied into submission, and that you will fight for the right guaranteed to every American under the constitution to speak out freely in support of true marriage.

Please help us send a powerful message to the country that this type of bullying and totalitarian behavior will not be tolerated. Thank you for acting today.

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