The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

NOM’s anti-defamation guy says sweet pro-acceptance video is ‘diabolical’

July 08, 2013, by Jeremy Hooper, Guest Contributor

You may or may not have seen the Australian ad which does nothing more than drive home the truth that every new birth hold the possibility of a new LGBT person.  If not, here it is:

This is not some heavy piece of activism.  Unless you are among the far fringes who believe that gay people can and should "change" their sexual orientations, this clip should strike you as fairly benign.  It's food for thought meant to spark a conversation.

But what does  Damian Goddard, the head of the National Organization For Marriage's hysterically mis-victimized "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" have to say about the clip?  Well, see for yourself:

Diabolic NOM screencap

[SOURCE: Damian Goddard]

"Diabolical."  That's what Damian calls it.  It's not enough for him to just disagree with this, a perfectly fair entrant into an international debate that he has willfully entered.  Instead he, the guy who NOM hired presumably to tone down "defamation" in this marriage conversation, chooses to use a word that quite literally means "of, relating to, or characteristic of the devil."

Then again, this is the same man who has referred to President Obama as the "Terrorist-in-Chief," who claims Christians are called "to be beligerent," who refers to his political opponents as "idiots," who has directly equated loving same-sex unions with man-on-dog and sibling-on-sibling relationships, and much more.  So it seems NOM certainly found a spokesperson who knows a thing or two about defamation—they just didn't realize that his most on-point contribution to their "marriage anti-defamation" project would come in the form of a giant mirror.