Yesterday was another bad day for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Secret memos the organization had fought to contain were released after the groups unsuccessful attempt to sidestep Maine's financial disclosure laws.
According to court documents, which were posted to the internet yesterday, NOM worked strategically to drive a wedge between the black and gay community in regard to same sex marriage.
"The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks," the released document revealed, shockingly.
'We aim to find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage; to develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; and to provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots. No politician wants to take up and push an issue that splits the base of the party.'
Note how they plan to bait the gay community into a divide and conquer battle with the black community. Since both are key Democratic constituencies there are multiple benefits for keeping them at each others throats, NOM suggests. For an organization that prides itself on its christian principals you'll be hard pressed to find any compassion or charity in those starkly political and racial objectives.
NOM did not confine their hateful bait and switch strategy to the black and gay community however, they also contrived to convince Latino voters that a deep anti-gay animus would be an important 'symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation.'
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In other words, they wanted to portray homosexuality as an icky life choice indulged in by white people, a choice completely at variance with the traditions and aspirations of Latino's. (Christian evangelicals have had a great deal of success with this white man's perversion strategy in Africa in recent years).
Personally I haven't seen something so disgusting, so immoral, so anti-American and plain hateful in years.
Since NOM was stupid enough to put their racially divisive objectives into writing they deserved to be hooted at for the bigots they have shown themselves to be.
And how is this protecting families or marriages exactly? Wouldn't it be more truthful to say NOM's real objective is to divide Democratic constituencies in the most cynical way possible? Pitting American's against Americans, inciting them with divisive rhetoric, then claiming it doesn't 'hate' anyone as it watches the bonfire it set catch?
NOM wants to further its antigay agenda by playing to the worst in all of us. Thank God they're losing by the day.
Meanwhile NOM bills itself as a grassroots organization however upon it is understood it is dependent upon large contributions from a small pool of big-money, mostly anonymous donors. Since its inception it has fought tooth and nail to avoid disclosing the names of donors specifically.
Political leaders, including Republicans, have called for a federal investigation into their donors and activities, and perhaps now they'll have sufficient impetus - and outrage - to begin the job.