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NOM speaker scandal: Pastor compared gays to alcoholics, adulterers, pedophiles and more

July 28, 2010

(Cross-posted with permission from Good As You. Note that while Pastor Brad Brandon did speak at the NOM rally today, the comments highlighted in this post were made during a rally earlier this year as well as on his \"Word of Truth\" radio show. Listen to the audio links below.)

By Jeremy Hooper

\"brad-brandon\"Earlier this year, Minnesota Pastor Brad Brandon told a group of \"traditional marriage\" supporters that gay activists are teaching kids how to flog their logs:

Brandon, a young pastor from the Hastings area, was among several dozen people who showed up for the rally on Thursday afternoon. He fired up the crowd by saying that homosexuals teach kids to masturbate.

He said he was at the Capitol a few weeks ago. \"A group of homosexuals were here and they were teaching a group of high school students that masturbation was okay right here in this rotunda! This must stop!

He added, \"We are the last stand.\"

Pastor says Minnesota gays teach kids how to masturbate [The]

Now today, this same Mr. Brandon is helping NOM get its own rocks off in St. Paul, joining in on the organization's latest marriage tour stop:

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Summer for Marriage Tour Stop:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Minnesota State Capitol
St. Paul, MN 55155

Brian Brown, President, National Organization for Marriage
Bishop Bob Battle, Senior Pastor of Berean Church of God in Christ
Chuck Darrell, Director of Communications, Minnesota Family Council
Father Mike Becker, Archdiocese of Minneapolis St. Paul
Pastor Brad Brandon, KKMS Radio
Pastor Sam Crabtree, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Saint Paul, Minnesota [NOM]

\"Gays want your kids to Pat the Robertson\": It's all just more unsubstantiated silliness from the epic FAIL known as the NOM tour.


*MAJOR UPDATE: Explosive Brad Brandon audio:

Clip 1: Comparing gays to alcoholics:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: Word of Truth Radio — 8/15/09

Clip 2: Directly likening gay people to adulterers and pedophiles:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: Word of Truth Radio — 8/15/09

Clip 3: Gays are indoctrinating with Dora and Bob The Builder, thanks to guiding influence from folks like Satan and Hitler:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: Word of Truth Radio — 8/15/09

Clip 4: Just like some of NOM's past speakers, Brandon is also into the \"gays can change\" idea:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: Word of Truth Radio — 8/15/09

UPDATE BY EDEN: NOM is proud of their association with Brad Brandon, of course. That's why they posted this picture and quote on their web site today.

But just in case their site gets scrubbed later (Hi Louis!), here's a screen grab so Brandon's NOM speech doesn't go down the memory hole:


UPDATE BY EDEN: Andy Kelley, our New Media Organizer, just sent a tweet to retweet if you've got a Twitter handle. Just click here to auto-tweet it from your account:

RT @EqualityOnTrial #NOMTour pastor compares gays to alcoholics, adulterers & pedophiles via @GoodAsYou #lgbt

UPDATE BY EDEN: A few folks in the comments have posted Rob Tisinai's brilliant video that sets the record straight on the outrageous \"pedophilia\" comparisons spread by Pastors like Brad Brandon:

UPDATE BY EDEN: So, will NOM condemn the previous statements made by Pastor Brad Brandon? Or is NOM more than happy to provide a (prominent?) platform for this virulent strain of bigotry?