Mar 27, 2012

NOM's Uglyness Exposed, Part I

The Human Rights Campaign has published internal NOM communiques that were unsealed yesterday as part of Maine's investigation into NOM's financial dealings. You can see the whole document if you follow the link. Meanwhile, probably the most horrendous item on the agenda is the explicitly stated goal of driving "a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies." That an organization that is supposed to be devoted to "protecting marriage" has such a blatantly political purpose surprises no one, but the racism is just staggering. Here's the full quote, and some more:

“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage, develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”


"The Latino vote in America is a key swing vote, and will be so even more so in the future, both because of demographic growth and inherent uncertainty: Will the process of assimilation to the dominant Anglo culture lead Hispanics to abandon traditional family values? We must interrupt this process of assimilation by making support for marriage a key badge of Latino identity - a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation."

I expect this will cause irreparable damage to NOM (which is a personal "favorite" of mine among the hate groups because of Orson Scott Card's presence on their board of directors). I'm curious however as to how the rest of the hate groups will respond. As much as I want to see NOM burn, I expect a passionate cry of "Help! We're being oppressed!" instead of addressing the issue of naked race-baiting.

The news has already gone mainstream, but major news outlets are yet to address it. Anyway, more on the story, as it develops.

1 comment:

  1. Spirited choice of a picture :D :D :D