Now with name-calling: Come to support equality and NOM’s Roback Morse will call you ‘Judas’
May 29, 2013, by Jeremy Hooper
Judas Iscariot is the worst traitor in the Bible. For Christians, Judas' betrayal of Jesus is an unforgivable and dastardly sin. For some he is Satan incarnate while others see him as part of some larger plan, but few religious people consider this biblical figure to be anything other than a measure of true evil—a warning sign of the highest order.
For devoted Catholic and dedicated NOM employee Jennifer Roback Morse, Judas is the perfect label for those who come over to the right side of history:
"But the last [Illinois] legislators to come out at the final hour to dismantle the only institution we have that connects children with their parents are going to be very conspicuous. They will stand out as the ones who made gay marriage possible in Illinois. Their constituents, their neighbors, their fellow parishioners are entitled to ask them one very pointed question.
What did they give you, Judas?"
Not only is it nasty rhetoric, but it's childish, too. Roback Morse knows that there are many people on the fence in this debate, and she knows that lawmakers reach conclusions on civil policy for many different reasons. But instead of putting forth a reasoned musing on the Illinois debate and how it might shake out, Ms. Roback Morse is reducing the change agent to money or other capitalistic factors, and she's boxing in and decrying anyone who sides with the growing majority that supports civil marriage equality as being traitors on par with he who betrayed Jesus Christ himself.
Then again, longtime NOM Exposers will remember that NOM actually launched its national profile with a nasty billboard campaign that directly compared a Massachusetts state lawmaker to both Judas and Benedict Arnold:
It would seem that this particular insult is not only not new—it's actually quite fundamentally embedded within the NOM DNA.