Wednesday, November 28, 2012

National Organization For Marriage Warns Against Allowing Students to Have Gay Friends.

Sometines I really believe that the National Organization for Marriage ("NOM") is working desperately to garner a hate group designation.  Originally, NOM's fat cow spokeswoman, Maggie Gallagher (who is married to a Hindu, by the way) bloviated incessantly about how NOM's sole agenda was to "protect marriage."  But then a funny thing happened.  Nom's deep seated loathing for gays started to seep out as it advocated in support of fraudulent "ex-gay" therapy, declared gays to be a threat to religious freedom, and now is advocating that parents discourage their children from having gay friends.  God forbid the little darlings learn that we are normal humans and not some sort of vermin to be eradicated.  Is it a coincidence that (1) the tactics being used by NOM - a Catholic Church front group in my assessment - look to be increasing  modeled on the Nazi propaganda plan against the Jews and (2) the Catholic Church is headed by a Pope who is a former Nazi youth member?   I think not, although readers are free to draw their own conclusions.  A piece in Think Progress looks at NOM's latest hate initiative.  Here are excerpts:

The National Organization for Marriage has sunk to a new low of intolerance. In a “Thanksgiving Message” from Jennifer Roback Morse of NOM’s Ruth Institute, she warns that young people are being “pressured” to support LGBT equality because they have gay friends and peers.  Morse relates a story of a Catholic resident assistant (RA) at a college who didn’t want to participate in the “drag party” being organized by her gay supervisor.

MORSE: I think a lot of our students are encountering this type of situation in their dorms and on their college campuses… What I want to say to you, is that the other side has RAs in the dorm where your young people are going to school. There’s no TV message that is going to do the job of countering that type of influence. Somebody’s got to be there talking to young people one at a time in the places where they’re hanging out and doing the things that they’re doing. There’s no mass media strategy by itself that will solve this problem. [...]

And this holiday season, when your young people come home from college, ask them about this. Ask them if they have a gay RA in their dorms… So please, talk to your young people about this and see what kind of pressure they may be under that maybe even they don’t realize how much it’s having an impact upon them.

Apparently, simply knowing a gay person now constitutes “pressure” that conservative Christians are unfairly subjected to. Morse’s inherent solution seems to be that young people should ostracize (or disobey, in the case of someone in a supervisory position like an RA) anybody who might be openly gay and to only talk to other equally anti-gay people, like those provided by NOM.

NOM is surely right to be concerned about the growing generation gap on marriage equality and overall LGBT acceptance. Encouraging a culture of exclusion, however, will not likely endear many young people to the group’s cause.

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