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NOM Admits Stifling Free Speech, Apologizes, 'Vows to Turn Things Around for the Better'


Following several uncharacteristic postings on Twitter and Facebook this morning, the National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown posted a blog saying the organization is turning things around:

BrownIn the last couple of weeks you've heard some pretty bad things about this organization. I must admit that we were angered when our in house documents were released but we've since had time to reflect on the strategies we've employed to divide Americans against each other on the issue of marriage. Truth be told, marriage is about bringing people together, not pushing them apart and that's exactly what this organization has been about over the past few years.

Aside from that on an unrelated matter, we've stifled free speech on our social media online properties. We're rectifying that this morning by removing the bans on the hundreds and hundreds of our opponents our staff imposed. We want to encourage an open and fair discussion about marriage and that can only happen if we welcome our outspoken opponents back into the dialogue.

We apologize for our transgressions. We're turning over a new leaf with constitutional and civil rights as our primary focus going forward. We hope you will stand with us as we turn things around for the better.

Still wondering if this is the work of a HACKER, it's so uncharacteristic. But there you go.

Here are the earlier statements.

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  1. On the NOM website blog, the above post is NOT over the name of brian Brown, but rather an annoymous "NOM Staff".

    Posted by: Pete | Apr 11, 2012 8:15:49 AM

  2. " marriage is about bringing people together, not pushing them apart and that's exactly what this organization has been about over the past few years. "


    Posted by: MikeW | Apr 11, 2012 8:17:06 AM

  3. Maybe a hacker -- maybe just a cynical attempt to make themselves look like they are not the hate-filled, divisive fascists that they are. I mean, how can you tell that Brian Brown is lying? His lips are moving.

    Posted by: kit | Apr 11, 2012 8:19:58 AM

  4. The site is now 'Down for maintenance'

    Posted by: Andrew | Apr 11, 2012 8:26:44 AM

  5. Don't fall for this. A complete pack of lies.

    Posted by: Terry | Apr 11, 2012 8:29:21 AM

  6. I don't be;ieve any of this for a minute. And I always thought that Brian Brown's face looked like it just begged to be slapped. Still do.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Apr 11, 2012 8:30:45 AM

  7. This is the work of a hacker. You seriously need to do some catching up.

    Posted by: Jose Lugo | Apr 11, 2012 12:06:14 PM

  8. I would not put it passed them to Hack themselves and blame the LGBT community

    Posted by: KirkCLinn | Apr 11, 2012 3:08:58 PM

  9. "and blame the LGBT community" ... It wasn't us, but we just are LAUGHING at them like never before!

    Posted by: FunMe | Apr 11, 2012 4:26:41 PM

  10. Now, it's normal site.

    Posted by: Cell Phones | Apr 29, 2012 5:47:41 AM

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