On Independence Day, NOM Warns America About ‘The New Gay Marriage Regime’
Brian Brown, president of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, late last night sent out his third paranoid, hate-mongering fundraising email of the month, wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July — in his own special way.
With the image above, direct from NOM’s fundraising email, Brown is implying that you can either be gay or American — but not both. Brown is suggesting every member of the entire LGBT community, every gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender American — is not an American. And neither is anyone who supports us. Given current polling, that means Brian Brown’s “real America” is now about 45 percent of this great nation’s current population.
Dear Marriage Supporter,
Tomorrow as we celebrate Independence Day, we’re reminded of how richly blessed America has been. We’re a republic founded on the principles of religious liberty, freedom and democracy, endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. We’re a nation where citizen rights come from God, not from government, and where the people are sovereign, not politicians or judges.
But those principles are under siege, by the culture, by our federal government and, increasingly, by the US Supreme Court. We need your help to fight to preserve America’s founding principles such as religious liberty which is greatly at risk wherever marriage is redefined.
Yes, Brian Brown believes George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison totally thought they had to protect the “right” of the religious right to deny others their civil rights.
A majority of the US Supreme Court is perilously close to imposing same-sex marriage on the nation. For now, they’ve left if to the states, but for how long? They’ve already invalidated our federal law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. They claimed it was enacted with animus and a bare desire to harm homosexuals, denying them basic human dignity. And they let a lower court eviscerate California’s Proposition 8 because state officials abandoned their duty to defend the law.
It was a sad day for America when the Supreme Court issued their decisions, and the incredibly flawed justifications for them.
Our opponents blithely claim that religious liberty and same-sex ‘marriage’ can peacefully coexist, but experience shows that is not the case. Anybody who doesn’t abandon their faith principles and fully cooperate with the new gay marriage regime is likely to face consequences. Unless we fight back, it will only get worse.
Really? The “new gay marriage regime”?
What exactly does that mean? The LGBT community now rules this great nation?
For our opponents, “religious liberty” means nothing more than the freedom to hold a belief they consider to be bigoted within the four corners of the church, but never the right to act on such a belief in the public square.
If we do not fight back against these governmental attacks on our fundamental right to act in the public square in support of the truth of marriage as God created it, then none of our cherished liberties and rights are safe.
So, Brian Brown is advocating his (few) supporters to “fight back against these governmental attacks on our fundamental right to act in the public square”? What exactly would that look like? Does that include standing in Times Square and proclaiming that gay people don’t have the right to live their lives equally? That same-sex marriage is sin? Does “fight back” include physical attacks?
Amusingly, Justin Snow at MetroWeekly offered this additional observation:
What’s more, the image of the American flag used in the NOM graphic is of one not flown in any official capacity since the 19th century when James Monroe was president. The modern American flag representing all 50 states has alternating columns of four and five stars, whereas the flag pictured in the NOM graphic has columns of four stars, appearing to indicate it is the flag flown from 1818 to 1819 when there were only 20 states. Each star represents a state.
Yes, more evidence Brian Brown and NOM are really living in the 1800′s.
But the real truth of the American ideal is not “Which banner will you choose?,” but rather, that all Americans can choose both. We can choose to honor our nation and honor our diversity. The real American spirit is one that has room in its heart and mind for both.
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