What Marriage Equality Opponents Are Saying

Written by scott on March 9th, 2013

NOM LogoOpponents of marriage equality have been busy in the last 24 hours, issuing all kinds of wild, kooky statements. We’ll chronicle a few here.

We’ll start with US pastor Rick Wiles, who warns of impending nuclear war. From Joe.My.God:

“Let me remind the gay rights fanatics, North Korea plans to send a nuclear warhead our way. There’s a terrible price to pay for outright rebellion against the Holy God of Israel and your sins are going to get us all killed. When the full communist revolution gets underway [in America], why do you think Homeland Security is stockpiling billions of rounds of hollow point ammo? It’s not to protect you and me. They’re setting up ammo depots for Obama’s commie army.”

Also from Joe.My.God, our US military chaplains are like, totally under attack, from actual words, according to NOM:

As you know, President Obama is doing everything in his power to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act by pushing an aggressive, pro-gay marriage agenda in the military. It should therefore come as no surprise that the individuals most directly and severely affected by the President’s actions are heroic military chaplains. Again we clearly see how redefining marriage puts the First Amendment rights of pro-marriage individuals and institutions in jeopardy.

NOM also wants you to know you can (totally) change your orientation, and they found this one guy who proves it. From Think Progress:

The National Organization for Marriage believes its arguments against marriage equality if they come from people who are actually gay, which is why it is more often highlight “gays against gay marriage.” Today, NOM highlights just such a story from Doug Mainwaring, who believes it’s “possible to oppose same-sex marriage based on reason and experience.” Of course, NOM doesn’t bother to mention any of the details that distinguish Mainwaring’s experience from people who actually identify with the LGBT community, nor the fact that he’s sung this tune plenty of times before.

And in the department of “who knew she was still alive?”, gadfly Phyllis Schlafly slams republicans who dare to speak out for marriage equality. Joe.My.God has the scoop:

“We expect all Republican officials to uphold the Platform,” she wrote in a letter to RNC Chairman Reince Preibus. “The endorsement of same-sex marriage is not acceptable.” Schlafly confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation that her letter was motivated in part by the pro-gay marriage amicus brief filed by Republicans she described as “has-beens and people I’ve never heard of.”

Says a has-been. Speaking of Reince Preibus (I hear Rachel’s voice in my head every time I say that name), On Top Magazine reports:

When asked by a female reporter during an Iowa press conference discussing plans to boost the party’s image, “How about moderating the message? [Former RNC Chair] Ken Mehlman was here several weeks ago saying it was time to moderate the party’s message especially on same-sex marriage,” Priebus said he did not think that was necessary. “You know, I don’t think, listen I don’t think our platform is the issue,” Priebus said.

And finally, something from across the pond. A London vicar unwittingly echoes NOM’s talking point. Pink News reports:

Speaking to the Barking and Dagenham Post, Reverend Hanna said: “I am not saying that being gay is a sin. I am saying gay practice is a sin and gay marriage is a sin. “There is a difference between having gay thoughts and performing gay practice. I can have adulterous thoughts and yet not commit adultery. People can be cured from being gay. Not everyone is but everyone can be.”

With enemies like these…


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