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Maggie Gallagher Fights Gay Marriage So She Won’t Seem ‘Like A Racist’

by David Badash on May 8, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,Discrimination,Marriage,News,Politics

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Maggie Gallagher, former Chairman of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, says that if gay marriage becomes the law of the land it will make any anti-gay person seem “like a racist.” So, it also seems Gallagher has just redefined NOM’s mission, admitting her overriding motivation is not so much “to protect marriage,” but to protect the reputations of people in “the faith communities that sustain it.”

Gallagher has never been shy about speaking what’s in her heart, despite the fact that it generally does make her sound like a bigot and a racist. It’s good to know that this is what’s truly in her heart: protecting people who are bigots and racists from seeming like bigots and racists.

The comments seem to have ben made by Gallagher in a recent Newsweek/Daily Beast interview, which was posted without commentary by Andrew Sullivan yesterday.

“It’s because the heart of the same-sex marriage idea is that there is no difference between same-sex and opposite-sex couples, and if you see a difference there’s something wrong with you, you’re like a racist,” Gallagher admits.

“You put that idea in the heart of a public institution like marriage and it’s going to have enormous consequences,” Gallagher adds. “I realize that many people disagree with me but if you ask me why I am involved in this it’s because the framing ideas of marriage are the most important and most powerful thing about it, and you cannot get to same-sex marriage without de-norming and changing and really transforming the basis of marriage in the public square.”

So, if same-sex marriage becomes legitimatized by the government, people who don’t believe it should be legal will be viewed as racists and bigots and that’s Gallagher’s issue? Really?

She adds that “the framing ideas of marriage are the most important and most powerful thing about it”? I thought the most powerful thing about marriage was the creation of family, the knowledge that you’re part of something bigger than yourself, you’re investing in the future — not that you’re involved in some political movement.

The responses came after Gallagher tried to answer a question asking “why those who defend the sanctity of marriage” focus on gay marriage instead of divorce?

Gallagher’s comments are reaffirmed by her latest project, NOM’s “Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance,” a support network for people who feel they are living in fear because of gay marriage., and which searches for people who feel victimized by gay marriage. Their most-recent campaign is spotlighting a student who was punished for his anti-gay rhetoric disrupting a Spirit Day lesson — not even a same-sex marriage issue.

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{ 4 comments }

Mykelbarber May 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

They are already worse than racists. Enacting your particular brand of faith nutballery into law is 100 times worse than being a racist. Racists are countered by the law. Religious bigots are not.

CastleRockBear May 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Some words for old Maggie: If it walks like a BIGOT and talks like a BIGOT, and for that matter ACTS like a BIGOT, then it IS a BIGOT!

StanleyJames May 9, 2012 at 3:40 am

Maggie seems to have mostly disappeared from public view. Everyone needs to understand shes trying to hide her method of protecting traditionqal marriage, by having had not one but two illegitimate kids.

BTW her 2010 contract with NOM ( a hate group per the SPLC) – she got 30% off hte top of the millions they colllected.

Someone should put a dog collar on here to point out what she is

Scott_Rose May 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Maggot Gagginwhore and her co-bigots frequently beat the drum that gay parenting is invalid because one gender or the other is missing from the parent equation — and yet — her first son Patrick was raised with no father and came out apparently reasonably well. The fact of her own son's existence completely undermines her argument against gay parenting.

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