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.

Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:02am ETC by Andy Towle
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