The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

NOM lies about Navy letter; replaces ‘can’ with ‘must’

February 01, 2012, by Jeremy Hooper

In a new action alert that actually has more to do with military protocol than it does with their cause of marriage, NOM chooses to tell one whopper of a lie. The writer (credited as Brian Brown) says this:

Last April, the Navy issued new "sensitivity training" guidelines that required Navy chaplains to perform same-sex marriages. [SOURCE]

Emphasis on "required" is their own.

Only thing? The Navy did nothing of the sort! The (now moot) letter in question said chaplains could choose to perform marriages:

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Obviously chaplains are never required to perform any kind of marriage that falls outside of their purview.  No person of the cloth is ever required to perform a marriage, nor are equality activists seeking such forced participation.  And NOM knows it.  

But what NOM also knows? That scaring their supporters is the only way to keep some gasps in their languishing cause.  Sometimes it's fears about kids, sometimes it's threats about church.  It's always insulting.  And insulting not only to us, but also (especially?) to those who NOM dupes into supporting their fallacious efforts.