The National Organization for Marriage’s Latest Lies: An Update

The Human Rights Campaign yesterday denied claims by the National Organization for Marriage that lawmakers were planning to attach repeal of DOMA to a Defense Authorization Bill, the Washington Blade reports:

NOM-logoIn an action alert e-mail sent to followers on Wednesday, the National Organization for Marriage warns opponents of same-sex marriage that Senate Democratic leadership intends to alter the fiscal year 2012 defense authorization on the floor to include language that would repeal DOMA.

“Reports out of Washington are now indicating that — just a week after forcing a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) through the Judiciary Committee on a party line vote —Senator [Dianne] Feinstein, Senate Judiciary Chair Pat[rick] Leahy (D-VT) and Majority Leader Harry Reid may now attach the DOMA repeal bill to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill, a bill that must be passed in order to fund our servicemen and women through the next year,” the email states.

Said HRC's Fred Sainz to the Blade: “Their members and their donors are, obviously, upset at their very poor performance. NOM needs to give them a red herring that equals hope or shows that they are working on something no matter how big of a lie it is. They’re trying to raise money with this is what they’re trying to do. They are trying to give the sense that something is going on when this is not something that is in the works.”

And speaking of lies that NOM is spewing…

MaggieMaggie Gallagher claims gays want to rip Genesis out of the Bible:

"It's becoming increasingly clear that the gay rights movement, the gay marriage movement, really does believe you're like a racist if you think marriage is the union of husband and wife," explained Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage. "They want to rip Genesis out of our Bibles."

And, NOM is the latest group to try and push a link between homosexuality and pedophilia using the Penn State abuse scandal, Equality Matters reports:

BrownIn a November 15 blog post, NOM’s Ruth Institute posted an excerpt from an article by anti-gay activist Michael Brown titled “What could end Rush Limbaugh’s career?” The article focused on a recent incident on Limbaugh’s radio show during which the conservative commentator toyed with the idea of saying what “nobody’s got the guts to say” about the Penn State scandal, but then backed away out of fear that voicing his thoughts would “end” his career.

Brown, of course, had his own theory for what Limbaugh was referring to:

He takes on the president, the Congress, and the media (not to mention his derisive attacks on foreign leaders and even radical Muslims), but there's one group he won't take on, one subject he won't touch.
What is it that, in his words, could end his career? What is it about the Penn State scandal that is "glaring; it's right in front of everybody," and yet "Nobody has the guts to actually give the explanation for what was going on and why there was trepidation in reporting it"?
Could it be that the sex abuse scandal involved a man allegedly abusing boys, meaning that the acts were homosexual in nature? And could it be that even Rush Limbaugh didn't have the guts to address this? (Contrary to the protestations of some, a man who is sexually involved with boys is a homosexual pedophile; a man who is sexually involved with girls is a heterosexual pedophile.)
Of course, the fact there are homosexual pedophiles does not mean that all (or most) gays are child abusers. Certainly not! And yet even Rush Limbaugh, it appears, would not address this directly. […]

If, in fact, I misunderstood him, then he has my profound apology. If I understood him correctly, then he has my profound appeal: Speak up, Rush, and don't be afraid. Surely you have the guts.



  1. Paul says

    Lying makes Baby Jesus cry. Maggie, I don’t think you’d like Hell. There’s no cheesecake there.

  2. chad says

    does it matter that he is a homosexual pedophile? If he were a heterosexual pedophile, would the crime be any less repugnant? I don’t get his point.

  3. HadenoughBS says

    Yeah, Rush, pleeeeeze speak whatever’s on your mind that you think will end your career. Pleeeeeze do it, do it NOW, for Maggie’s sake. Perhaps it’ll take down NOM and the other homophobic fundies with you.

  4. Brian says

    First, what the hell does “forced the repeal of DOMA through committee” mean? Was there a coup? Were guns held to head? No, legislators voted and the majority won. Scandalous!

    Second, I don’t get Maggie’s point about wanting to rip Genesis out of the bible. It’s that two sentence fragment in Leviticus that has caused all the problems. In Genesis, a man and a woman have sex, but were never married. God didn’t say this coupling is now to be frozen in time as defining marriage, and the word is never mentioned in Genesis. And even if she takes the fact that this couple had sex to be the defining moment in the history of marriage (which it of course wasn’t) God could just as easily have wanted man to only marry beings created from a rib or with no navels, all characteristics featured in the adam and eve story. If that silly story is what she’s basing her whole anti gay marriage propaganda machine on, she’s on even thinner ice than I thought.

  5. Michael says

    I am so over homophobes trying to place the blame on homosexuality with the Penn State case when it’s obvious it was a heterosexual creating the problem.

  6. Chris says

    At best, Michael Brown is clueless or mis-informed. At worst, he knows he’s full of shi…and is fear-mongering.

    Pedophiles are sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children, and often to children entering puberty who are likewise unable to participate/reciprocate fully in the sexual experience. My guess is the pedophile is himself (they’re usually male) sexually-immature, and seek activities with persons of similar sexual immaturity.

    In my limited experience, pedophiles are no more likely to be “gay” than to be “straight”.

    Importantly, without exception, I and every gay person I know is repulsed by pedophiles. Rather, I want a mutually-fulfilling sexual experience with someone who is fully sexually developed. Young? Yes. Still in puberty? I have zero interest.

    Whether someone is a pedophile has nothing to do with whether they’re gay.

  7. anon says

    Rush probably was just pulling one of his many stunts to keep listeners on the hook, but to play the guessing game here maybe he would have said that the kids deserved it or that it was really good for them, or that it was such a minor offense that JoePop should have stayed and fought it out. Maybe statements like that would have ended his career, though we’ve heard vaguely similar stuff from other conservative personalities over the years and they are still around.

  8. Scott says

    Well I hope with every cycle of rising and falling Republican presidential hopefuls- these bigots spend up their money on them, and have less money to contribute to NOM and FRC. Maybe they’ll use up their base”s funds trying out every candidate BUT Romney.

    These ridiculous bigoted freaks will one day ( soon hopefully) run out of money and have to get a REAL job.

  9. whiwo says

    >>”They want to rip Genesis out of our Bibles.”<< Uh Maggie, you do realize that Genesis and the entire Old Testament is nothing more than a series of moral fables, right? No one really believes that god made the world in 6 days (the 7th it rested because it wanted to ensure that Chik-fil-a could close and get some quality time with the family.) No one really believes that Noah’s ark contained one of every known species (male and female) from butterflies to elephants and packed all them on his little boat? No one really believes that a snake lured Eve into succumbing to the wickedly delicious and nutritious nectar of an apple…RIGHT? No one really believes that Moses parted the red sea. I’m convinced that was thrown in because someone knew that Elizabeth Taylor would play the super hot evil bitchy queen in the movie version. Oh wait, that was “Cleopatra”…come to think of it, she would have been hot sitting next to Yul Brynner. Where was I? If you really and truly believe these things, perhaps you should layoff the pipe. Just saying.

  10. JeffreyRO5 says

    This woman is such a character! Seeing her “hate gay for pay” income stream slipping away, as more Americans come to the realization that it is un-American to deny a group civil rights, she pivots into victimhood. Yes, Maggie you ARE a bigot when you advocate a public policy that harms a specific group. If you only wanted white people, but not black people, to marry, you would be no less, or more, a bigot than you are now.

    And gluttony is a sin, sweet pea. So if you’re in the Bible-thumping mood, go take a look in the mirror!