Posts filed under ‘NOM Tour Tracker’
July 15, 2010,
(Updated to include previously missing grafs on Argentina)
By Eden James
Another day, another epic email message from Brian Brown and the National Organization for Marriage.
It’s all bad news for NOM, of course, but that isn’t stopping Brian from trying to buck up his troops. Check out his take on the first tour stop in Maine yesterday:
“Together with my wife and six kids, we set off in the NOMmobile to let folks know that marriage is on the move! This kind of national series of rallies has never happened before on the marriage issue. This is history in the making. This is something really new–and exciting! NOM’s Summer for Marriage bus tour will help us alert new supporters, build our activist list, and counteract the mainstream media news blackout–all to help us build the army of supporters we need to win this fight!”
Of course, what Brown fails to acknowledge is that Equality Maine was able to generate a higher turnout in Augusta yesterday than NOM did after weeks of NOM hyping the event to their followers. As we reported yesterday, a hand-count of NOM’s rally resulted in 76 attendees, versus 102 at the Equality Maine rally.
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the pictures that Brown posted in his NOM missive:
Seems to back up what Danny and Robert said about the Maine rally, doesn’t it?
Our hearts go out to the good folks of Argentina today who stood up for marriage. Check out this demonstration opposing same-sex marriage–70,000 people or more!
Meanwhile, on Argentina, Brown posted pictures of a “pro-marriage” demonstration in Buenos Aires, but conveniently sidestepped any mention that Argentina legalized same-sex marriage last night:
Our hearts go out to the good folks of Argentina today who stood up for marriage. Check out this demonstration opposing same-sex marriage–70,000 people or more! A new movement has been birthed in Argentina and will continue to fight for what is right. We here in America salute your courage in speaking truth to power!
Um, is someone in denial or what?
It’s clear that the closer people look at NOM, the more they realize that they represent a house of cards that will inevitably be consigned to the dustbin of history, along with all of the other anti-progressive and anti-equality reactionary social conservative movements of the past. Like Courage’s Rick Jacobs said in our press release about the NOM Tour Tracker:
“As public opinion continues to shift in support of marriage equality, it’s clear that the greatest antidote to the lies at the foundation of NOM’s bigotry is truth.”
As long as NOM is misleading the American people about marriage equality, we’ll be there to set the record, er, straight.