NOM ‘Committed to working to reverse’ marriage equality

Brian Brown

Brian Brown, president of NOM

We won. At least at the Supreme Court level. But we have a lot of work left to do. That’s blatantly obvious when you stop to look at opinions and instructions from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, who are encouraging county clerks not to follow the law by not issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Then there is this: A “give us money” plea sent out through email by Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage:

“MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015

“Dear Marriage Supporter,

“As you know, a 5-4 ruling of the US Supreme Court has resulted in marriage being redefined, with genderless ‘marriage’ now being imposed on every state in the nation. This is a terrible decision that entirely lacks constitutional authority.

“NOM is committed to working to reverse this decision over time. But until that happens, we need to minimize the damage that is going to be caused to individuals, churches and other organizations that support marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

“Please act today to support the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) (S. 1598, H.R. 2802) today by completing this Action Alert. FADA will prevent any federal agency from denying a tax exemption, grant, contract, license, or certification to an individual, association, or business based on their belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. For example, the bill would prohibit the IRS from stripping a church of its tax exemption for refusing to officiate same-sex weddings.

“This common-sense and urgently-need bill has become “must pass” legislation in light of the US Supreme Court decision. I urge you to contact your US Senators and Members of Congress to ask them to support this legislation.”

There was more. It was more of the same. Of course, the truth is the marriage ruling was good for NOM and others like it because it gives them a reason to beg for more money.

But even though we have won the battle, the war continues. Today, we are still celebrating. But we have to remember not to rest on our laurels, so to speak. We have to remember the fight continues.

—  Tammye Nash

NOM has a dream

Brian Brown

Brian Brown, president of National Organization for Marriage

The National Organization for Marriage sent out a fundraising email comparing the 1963 March on Washington to its struggle to prevent same-sex couples from enjoying equal rights.

To highlight its goal, NOM is holding its own March on Washington. The last time they marched in Washington, they promised a million people and about 100 showed up.

This time they’re lowering expectations. According to NOM President Brian Brown:

I can’t promise you that we will have a historic speech like Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech, nor can I promise you 250,000 people will come to Washington, but I can promise you this: we will march for a true and just cause, for the civil right of Americans to enjoy the benefits of natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman, the foundation of society and the cradle of civilization.

Like all homophobic groups, NOM tries to scare people into thinking that if gays and lesbians get something, straight people lose something. What that is, they don’t really explain.

Whether or not same-sex marriage is legal, no one is marrying someone they don’t want to marry because NOM or other bigots think they should. The only thing gay and lesbian couples gain from same-sex marriage is all the special rights members of NOM and other heterosexual couples already have.

What anyone who fought for civil rights should be infuriated by is comparing Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech about dreaming of equality for everyone to NOM’s struggle to prevent the LGBT community from equality.

This fundraising letter may be a new low for them.

Oh, and their march for discrimination is on April 25 in marriage equality city Washington, D.C.

—  David Taffet

NOM announces every Wednesday will be Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

The National Organization for Marriage might be trying to make more of Americans obese by encouraging supporters of traditional marriage to flock to Chick-fil-A every Wednesday for the chicken chain’s deep-fried goodness.

Supporters showed up in record numbers to restaurants around the country on Aug. 1, many of whom had to wait in long lines to show their appreciation for President Dan Cathy’s anti-gay remarks.

NOM President Brian Brown thanked those who waited for hours and announced Tuesday that the organization is pushing for supporters to eat at Chick-fil-A every Wednesday to show continued support.

Of course, Mr. Brown makes the argument for free speech by a company’s leader instead of focusing on the anti-gay organizations Chick-fil-A funds.

“Because of the groundbreaking significance of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day—and because the attacks on Dan Cathy and his freedom to speak out in defense of marriage aren’t going away—we’re calling on all supporters of marriage, free speech and religious liberty to make every Wednesday a ‘Chick-fil-A Wednesday!’” the NOM release reads. “I am profoundly grateful to Gov. Mike Huckabee for his leadership in sponsoring and promoting last week’s ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.’ No politician has the right to discriminate against private business owners simply because they believe what God says about marriage.”

No word yet if the LGBT community will do any more same-sex kiss-ins in response to the announcement. More from Brown:

Take the Chick-fil-A Wednesdays Pledge! Join the Chick-fil-A Wednesdays community on Facebook to show your support for Dan Cathy, for marriage and free speech, and for your fellow Americans who believe in marriage like you do: use this page to remind yourself and one another that we are not alone!

Look for events and opportunities to take your business to Chick-fil-A, especially on Wednesdays. Whether it’s a church catering event, a political meeting or a weekly Bible study, look for opportunities to support Chick-fil-A with your fast-food dollars.

Keep up your support! Have you thanked Dan Cathy for his brave stand in support of marriage? If you haven’t, be sure to send him a note at! Share this page with your friends and let’s make sure that Mr. Cathy and Chick-fil-A—as well as the gay marriage radicals who would silence him—know how very many Americans support his position and his right to publicly express it!

—  Dallasvoice