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Maggie Takes Up For “Homosexuality-Is-a-Choice” Ken Buck

October 18, 2010,

Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck called homosexuality a choice and compared it to alcoholism yesterday on NBC’s Meet the Press. NOM’s chairman Maggie Gallagher quickly defended Buck in the National Review. “There was nothing substantively wrong with Buck’s answer, which suggested that genetics and choice are interwoven (as he points out is true with alcoholism and many other things).”



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NYT’s Rich Nails It

October 17, 2010,

Frank Rich's column this Sunday is spot on when it comes to his analysis of the more brazen anti-gay cast of characters notoriously lighting up the political stage this fall.



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SURPRISE! NOM Linked to Defiant Minnesota Pastor Who’s Planning on Breaking Law

October 15, 2010,

Insight into the company NOM keeps. From Andy Birkey at Minnesota Independent: Two Minnesota pastors say they will endorse political candidates from the pulpit this Sunday, in direct defiance of federal law that prohibits such politicking at tax-exempt churches: Brad Brandon of Berean Bible Baptist Church in Hastings announced his intentions on his KKMS radio show earlier this week, while Greg Stone of Jesus Assembly of God in St. Peter outlined his plans on Facebook. Stone writes that, unlike most of his sermons, this Sunday’s won’t be available as a podcast. Brandon taunts the “liberal media” to file an IRS complaint against his church. “Do it out of hatred for me,” he urged. According to a Google search, Brandon spoke at a National Organization for Marriage event last summer.



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NOM is not MLK: A 10 point examination

October 15, 2010,

Kudos to Jeremy Hooper for calling out NOM's practice of comparing itself to the civil rights movement and the 1960s - and using Martin Luther King, Jr., in their advertising Originially posted by Jeremy Hooper on GoodAsYou.org: We were up all night, kept awake by the noise from the rolling around going on inside of Martin Luther King Jr's grave. So that gave us time to think about a few more things that are super annoying about the National Organization For Marriage's offensive decision to lift and co-opt MLK's \"Give Us The Ballot\" speech for their current war against same-sex marriages in Minnesota.



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Anti-gay fringe claims victimhood

October 15, 2010,

The National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council—and all those on the fact-free fringe of society--are star communicators. They know how to co-opt language and use it as their own. Even though it doesn’t apply to them. But people buy it. When Tony Perkins, head of FRC, heard of the gay kids recently committing suicide in the past six weeks, he acted as a typical abuser acts (See article in the Washington Post this week). We noted, “He blamed the victim while claiming victim status for himself. Tony Perkins response is simply hate in love's clothing.” NOM’s chairman, Maggie Gallagher, and president, Brian Brown, have the same strange affliction.



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NOM, You Should Read This

October 15, 2010,

As Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reported, “DNC Chair Tim Kaine raised the rhetorical stakes surrounding the debate over anonymous political donors, saying that the funding revenues driving conservative groups in the 2010 elections could be the biggest scandal since Watergate.”



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Senate Candidate Gives Green Light to NOM’s Anti-Gay Ad

October 14, 2010,

Carly Fiorina, the Republican senate candidate in California, is allowing an anti-gay attack ad co-produced by the National Organization for Marriage to stay on the air, according to a report by NBC News in San Francisco. The ad, targeting Latino voters, claims Fiorina’s campaign opponent, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), “doesn’t share our values” because she supports marriage equality. The Spanish-language ad has been called false by one of the leading non-partisan fact-checking organizations in the country, PolitiFact.com.



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Those poor, bullied NOMmers

October 14, 2010,

by Rob Tisinai Our opponents have gotten quite skilled at co-opting the language we use. Maggie Gallagher and NOM in particular excel at this, calling us hateful, intolerant bigots for daring to disagree — loudly — when they question our basic human worth. Now this tactic seems to have trickled down to their followers.



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NOM’s Reaction to HRC/CC IRS Filing: \“They’re trying to silence us and make it hard for us to opera

October 14, 2010,

NOM President Brian Brown told the Washington Post this morning that HRC and the Courage Campaign are “trying to silence us and make it hard for us to operate.” First off, let’s dispense with the victim complex. It’s unflattering for an anti-gay fringe group like NOM that is well out of the mainstream to claim victimhood. NOM is experiencing the most successful growth in its three-year history, raking in $10 million this year. They’re hardly having difficulty operating.



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Human Rights Campaign, Courage Campaign Call on IRS to Investigate NOM

October 14, 2010, by Jeremy Hooper, Guest Contributor

IRS complaint demonstrates that Ruth Institute, a project of the NOM Education Fund, has flagrantly violated federal tax law by intervening in political campaigns



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