The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

Audio: NOM’s Roback Morse says equality activists ‘at war with Mother Nature’

May 09, 2012, by Jeremy Hooper

Jennifer Roback Morse is the head of the National Organization For Marriage's 501(c)(3), the Ruth Institute. Yesterday on the "Issues Etc." radio show, this key NOM personality made it quite clear how she sees gays, marriage equality supporters, and just about any family structure that doesn't fit her personal whims:

TRANSCRIPT: "So for Joe Biden and others to be saying this is a civil rights issue, Todd, what they are really saying is that they think it's somehow unfair that they can't have children the same way everybody else does. So if you really accept their claim that this is a civil rights issue and that it's unfair that the two of them can't have a baby, what you have to be saying is that you are at war against nature itself. It's nature itself that they think is unfair. And honestly, I don't think any sane person wants to see the state go to war against nature, and that's really what we are talking about. To make two men equal to a man and a woman, equal to two women, you have to be at war against Mother Nature herself. And in the end, Mother Nature will win, but we will put ourselves through a lot of misery trying to bend nature to our whims here."
[FULL SEGMENT: Issues Etc–5/8/12]

So not only does she instantly connect marriage with procreation, but Roback Morse—an adoptive parent herself, btw—thinks that state support for any family structure that doesn't fit her ideal comes at the expense of nature?  That's not just a scary suggestion for LGBT Americans and their allies, but for any American who might find themselves involved in any situation that falls outside the bounds of Ms. Roback Morse's "same way everybody else does" fiction.  The possibilities there are plentiful, since nature is actually much more complex than socially conservative myopia would have you believe.  Which means that the capacity for concern must transcend just advocates for same-sex marriage, since it's becoming ever more apparent that the other side's agenda has no intention of stopping there.