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.