The National Organization for Straight Marriage has a blog, which they fill up every day with posts all about denying freedoms to American citizens whom they don't like. I'm not sure how much bandwidth that much hate takes to maintain on a daily basis, but it must be a lot, because they sometimes find themselves cutting corners.
Like yesterday, when they found this comic from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (a favorite of ours), and — deciding it struck just the right chord for their progress = evil mentality that they decided to post it on their site…
But instead of using proper internet etiquette and hosting the image themselves with a link back to the source (as we do here), they linked directly to the image on the SMBC website.
SMBC's Zach Weiner — apparently unhappy with his site's bandwidth going to propagate NOM's anti-gay, anti-civil liberties, anti-simple human decency message — worked some internet magic.
So NOM, instead, ended up posting this on their site…
Still very funny. But for very different reasons.
Tags: Comedians, Internet, LGBT, Marriage Equality, National Organization for Marriage, SMBC
Uh oh! Looks like some of the heads of conservative movement's "values voters" wing has caught wind that some gay people are planning on attending their annual orgiastic patriot party.
Can't risk being associated with those types…
Some of the nation's most prominent social conservatives are sending a message to their economic brethren by dropping out of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in response to the decision to include GOProud, a gay conservative group, as a participating organization.
"The base-line reason is that homosexuality is not a conservative value," said Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association's director of issue analysis. "It's the conservative PAC, not the libertarian PAC."…
Other social-issues groups opting to avoid the conference include the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council, the Center for Military Readiness, the American Family Association, the American Principles Project, the Liberty Counsel and the National Organization for Marriage.
I cannot even imagine the cognitive gymnastic ability needed to be an out gay-person and an avowed conservative these days. It must be like manning a gun turret in a fighter plane while fist swordfighting with all your fellow crewmen at the same time. Except with about a third of the other crewmen trying to grab your package when they think no one's looking. just seems like a lot to deal with.
Tags: American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Conservatives, CPAC, Family Research Council, GOProud, LGBT, National Organization for Marriage, Religion, Republicans
The National Organization for Marriage is understandably angry at the LGBT community for having taken the rainbow and copyrighted in a court of law it as a symbol of homosexual gayness. Because now nobody else is allowed to use it! How is that fair?
Besides, that rainbow was never meant to be a symbol of tolerance, acceptance and inclusive community! It has, since time immemorial, been a symbol of God's decision to drown the vast majority of living organisms on Earth because a tiny few of them were not behaving the way he'd prefer…
[NOM activist Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse] says "the rainbow is a sign of God's covenant with man." Morse told ONN*: "Proposition 8 was passed by a great grassroots coalition that included people from all across the religious traditions, and also people of every race and color. We are the real rainbow coalition. The gay lobby does not own the rainbow."
Morse continued: "We can't simply let that go by. Families put rainbows in their children's nurseries. Little Christian preschools will have rainbows… Noah's Ark and all the animals… Those are great Christian symbols, great Jewish symbols." She also described how she wore a rainbow scarf to the Prop 8 hearings to show that anti-gay marriage activists still own the symbol.
Families put rainbows in their children's nurseries, for crying out loud! And, statistically speaking, only somewhere between 4 and 7 percent of those children are going to grow up to be gay!
How can gay people be allowed to walk around with pretty inviting rainbow flags when there are poor innocent children out there who are only now learning the proper way to hate people for being different?! Do you not see how that sends out a mixed message?
(Photo via Ask a Copyrighter)
* Not The Onion News Network. I checked.
Tags: Christianity, LGBT, Marriage Equality, National Organization for Marriage, Religion
We're all frustrated about the appeal that's holding up marriage equality in California, but let's chill for a minute and enjoy "The 10 Dumbest Maggie Gallagher Quotes" as compiled and illustrated by BuzzFeed's Matt Stopera.
My personal favorite…
(via The Daily Dish)
* First person who can tell me how this joke is related to this story wins the keys to the Internet for the day.
Tags: BuzzFeed, California, LGBT, Maggie Gallagher, Marriage Equality, National Organization for Marriage, Racism
It's hard out in California for a bigot…
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Thursday rejected a request to delay his decision striking down Proposition 8 from taking effect until high courts can take up an appeal lodged by its supporters. One of the reasons, the judge said, is he's not sure the proponents have the authority to appeal since they would not be affected by or responsible for implementing his ruling…
The ban's backers "point to harm resulting from a 'cloud of uncertainty' surrounding the validity of marriages performed after judgment is entered but before proponents' appeal is resolved," he said. "Proponents have not, however, argued that any of them seek to wed a same-sex spouse."
Seems that there's an easy fix for this problem. Obviously, one of them is going to have to wed a same-sex spouse. To save the country from gay marriage, Maggie Gallagher is gonna have to gay marry Phyllis Schlafly or something. There's just no way around it.
Tags: California, Maggie Gallagher, National Organization for Marriage, Phyllis Schlafly, Proposition 8, Vaughn Walker