NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, today issued a statement claiming the “homosexual sex” robocalls flooding Iowa will allow the Democratic candidate who supports same-sex marriage to “steal the election” from her Republican challenger. NOM denied any involvement with the robocalls being made in Iowa by a “phony group” and claimed they were a “dirty trick” designed to make traditional marriage supporters look bad, thereby delivering support to the Democrat the robocalls are attacking.
The robocalls began Monday and told voters to remember that “homosexual marriage involves homosexual sex,” and instructed listeners — who easily could be young children who merely answered the phone — to call the Democratic candidate to “ask what homosexual sex acts she endorses.” The calls provided a telephone number for the candidate.
“Yesterday a phony group claiming to support marriage launched robo calls that were so offensive they clearly were designed to turn voters away from Cindy Golding because she supports marriage between one man and one woman,” said Brian Brown, president of NOM, in a statement released on their blog. “Neither NOM nor Family Leader had anything to do with these calls and we decry them. We call on the Attorney General to launch an investigation into this dirty trick to determine who is behind the calls, which are designed to steal the election from Ms. Golding.”
NOM’s NOMblog adds,
According to news reports, the calls came from a group calling itself “Citizens for Honesty and Sound Marriage in Iowa” and speak to voters about homosexual sex.
“NOM and the Family Leader have been out front advocates for Cindy Golding’s election for weeks, because she will help ensure that the voters of Iowa have the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in our state,” said Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of Family Leader. “Our involvement in the race is well known and well documented. We would never use some phony group to deliver messages that are not only vile, they are bound to backfire.”
NOM has in the past used robocalls, including in 2009, when they infiltrated New Hampshire. It is unclear how NOM would know the group, Citizens for Honesty and Sound Marriage in Iowa, actually is “phony.”
The Iowa senate race is for a seat resigned by the incumbent. Democrat Liz Mathis is facing Republican challenger Cindy Golding.
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