Adoption now official: NOM the proud parent of one over-the-top Facebook wall

For months now we’ve been telling you how the National Organization For Marriage has been slowly incorporating Louis “gays want pedophilia, polygamy, and prostitution” Marinelli‘s online initiatives into their strategy. Now they have made it even more official, declaring that Louis’ often incendiary “Protect Man One Woman” Facebook page is now NOM’s organizational home:

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[NOM's official Facebook wall]

So it’s now one billion percent official, folks: The incredibly eye-opening, “ex-gay”-backing “Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman” Facebook page that was created by newfound NOM strategist (and bus driver) Louis Marinelli is NOM’s “new home on Facebook.” Just a reminder: This is the same Louis J. Marinelli who has used Paul Cameron’s research to say that “gays have shorter life spans,” who thinks that all gays are single even if they are married or in a committed relationship, who thinks that Peter LaBarbera and his fringe “Americans For Truth” group is merely “tell[ing] the truth about homosexuality,” who says that marriage equality is “a mockery and a hijacking of the civil rights movement,” who flat-out calls gays an abomination, who says that “Deviance” describes actions or behaviours that violate cultural norms – homosexuality is far from a cultural norm. Therefore, it is deviant,” who claims that “Homosexuality and gay marriage are wrong and harmful to society,” who thinks that “there shouldn’t be any recognition of homosexual relationships because that is saying that homosexuality is OK,” who says that “what they do is blantantly [sic] immoral. :) [smile his own], ” who has compared our unions to that which might exist between a sterile brother and sister, who resorts to blanket character assassination in saying that one should “#nevertrust activists of the homosexual agenda – they are deceitful people who care only about themselves and not what’s best for society,” and who has made an egregious video declaring that modern LGBT rights activists want the “3 P’s: Prostitution, pedophilia, and polygamy“:

This is the same Marinelli who has also hit up this site’s comment threads, continuing his attempts to link gays to pedophilia and polygamy. And also remember: This Marinelli-crafted Facebook wall is the same one where a commenter recently suggested that California should be “glassed with nuclear warheads,” one where gays have been called “victims of mental illness,” where commenters pose questions about whether or not “gays are heterosexuals misguided by satan,” and where jaw-drops are a daily occurrence. All adopted by NOM.

We remain shocked that folks as politically savvy as Maggie Gallagher and Robert George would allow this to happen. But whatever — they have. So use it. And spread it widely.

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**UPDATE: Among the pages that this newly official NOM Facebook page counts as a favorite? Regina Griggs’ incredibly fringe “ex-gay” advocacy group:

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**EARLIER: Reliably volatile messaging’s on the wall, but NOM doesn’t seem to care. Seems to like it, even. [G-A-Y]

Who needs a militant agenda? NOM has allowed selves (and message) to be hijacked [G-A-Y]




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Alert: HRC Unveils New “Proud” Collaboration w/Designers Alex & Chloe

I’m just passing along this essential information to the Blend “forward thinking fashionistas.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2010

Paul Guequierre | paul.guequierre@hrc.org | Phone: 202/423.2860

Human Rights Campaign Unveils New “Proud” Collaboration with Designers Alex & Chloe

New Proud Collection in time for National Coming Out Day October 11th


http://www.hrc.org/alexandchloe

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization is unveiling its newest collaboration with innovative Los Angeles-based designers Alex & Chloe. Following the success of last year’s collaboration, Alex & Chloe have done it again, creating a new bold limited-edition “Proud” collection exclusively for Human Rights Campaign to encourage all forward thinking fashionistas to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight supporters and raise awareness for LGBT equality. Alex & Chloe are the ultimate authority when it comes to style and originality securing them a dedicated global fashion following among trendsetters and celebrities worldwide.

“We are extremely honored to work with the Human Rights Campaign and fully support their continuing effort to attain equal rights for all people. WE LOVE YOU HRC!” – Alex & Chloe

Launching the collection in time for National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is only fitting since Alex  Chloe have been out as supporters of HRC and LGBT equality for years. National Coming Out Day was founded by activists who believed LGBT people needed to be visible and equality could not be achieved from the closet. The goal of NCOD is to educate America about the lives of LGBT people, to dispel myths and misconceptions and help people live fuller lives. This year’s NCOD theme is “Come Out for Equality” and seeks to open a dialogue between LGBT and straight Americans and urges everyone to come out and get involved in the work for equality.

Made in the USA, the 100% combed cotton, custom dyed t-shirt features eight screen printed activist buttons (notable mentions include: “Closets are for clothes”, “I heart HRC” and the Alex & Chloe logo) on the front left chest and a big safety pin on the bottom right. It is available in unisex sizes XS-XXL in vintage black and is enzyme washed for softness.

The necklace features a laser cut black acrylic “equal sign” pendant with Human Rights Campaign debossed along the bottom edge along with an Alex  Chloe logo charm on an antique brass extender chain that can be worn from 22″ to 26″ inches in length. It comes beautifully packaged in a handsome 100% recycled Alex & Chloe gift box.

Previous designs have been released by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Christian Siriano, Heatherette, Nike and American Apparel.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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