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NOM's President Brian Brown Says First-Ever Gay Marriage Ballot Landslide Not a Sign of America's Changing Views


National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown (seen here weeping after New York's marriage equality passage last July) reacts to yesterday's LGBT equality landslide at the ballot:

Brown"Obviously we are very disappointed in losing four tough election battles by narrow margins. We knew long ago that we faced a difficult political landscape with the four marriage battles occurring in four of the deepest-blue states in America. As our opponents built a huge financial advantage, the odds became even steeper. We ran strong campaigns and nearly prevailed in a very difficult environment, significantly out-performing the GOP ticket in every state.

Despite the fact that NOM was able to contribute a record amount to the campaigns (over $5.5 million), we were still heavily outspent, by a margin of at least four-to-one. We were fighting the entirety of the political establishment in most of the states, including sitting governors in three of the states who campaigned heavily for gay marriage. Our opponents and some in the media will attempt to portray the election results as a changing point in how Americans view gay marriage, but that is not the case. Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The election results reflect the political and funding advantages our opponents enjoyed in these very liberal states.

Though we are disappointed over these losses, we remain faithful to our mission and committed to the cause of preserving marriage as God designed it. Marriage is a true and just cause, and we will never abandon the field of battle just because we experienced a setback. There is much work to do, and we begin that process now."

Last night, Brown clung to the only "silver lining" the group had left, trumpeting the potential defeat of Stephen Saland, a Republican who had voted for NY's marriage equality bill and the taking of another pro-equality Republican's seat — by two Democrats!

Maggie_gallagherMeanwhile, Maggie Gallagher moans over at the National Review:

Either we figure out how to win a much larger share of the Latino vote or the conservative movement could be over. The “truce” — Rove’s Crossroads strategy — is a clear failure. I think social issues are part, but only part, of a serious effort to appeal to Latino voters. We also need to show them we care about them by doing something about the DREAM Act, and religious conservatives should take the lead on this.

The Obama electorate defeated marriage. I’m guessing we lose at least three of tonight’s four races, and maybe four of the four. We were outspent eight-to-one — and no one was willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic establishment and Hollywood campaigned for marriage. Last night really is a big loss, no way to spin it.

Like dinosaurs after the impact of the meteor, Gallagher and Brown will simply wander, bewildered, looking for desiccated oases of bigotry to drink from until they eventually die off because they just couldn't adapt.

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  1. Isn't this the same Maggie who, a couple days ago, said the Hispanic population "doesn't care about family" because they don't support NOM?

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 7, 2012 5:24:48 PM

  2. Hilarious closing statement, Andy!

    As for these two creeps.......Brian using the deeply liberal line regarding these four states is really rich, given how he uses that same phrase regarding Prop 8 passing. And how "deeply liberal" California passing Prop 8 shows most people are against marriage equality. At least show some semblance of consistency in your arguments, Brian.

    Maggie is much worse than Brian is to me. They're both evil, but Brian Brown is sort of a dud in the brains/personality department. Maggie is a conniving, manipulative monster. At least she's dumb enough to openly say what we all already knew, which is that NOM is targeting racial minorities and attempting to pit them against us. NOM very much is as racist as they are homophobic, and we need to continue to be vigil in stopping their organization from spreading and promoting their misinformation and lies against our community.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 7, 2012 5:44:17 PM

  3. yes, this ahole I can laugh at it as he a delusional, foolish and silly man not in the real world... I predict one day that NOM will be completely out of business

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 7, 2012 8:22:25 PM

  4. What will this fat closet case do with all of his time once we beat him ? That time is drawing very close. We are coming for you fat boy Brian Brown so you best get running !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 7, 2012 11:27:07 PM

  5. I think Maggie hates us because she's so ugly she needs every available man to be straight to increase her chances of meeting at least one who doesn't find her mentally and physically repulsive !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 7, 2012 11:29:07 PM

  6. Listen B. Brown thinks he's doing God's work. There's no cure for that.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 8, 2012 12:31:31 AM

  7. I will enjoy when I no longer feel like I have to worry about these jackasses gaining political power. I'll be able to treat them with the amused, contemptuous derision they deserve. Like flat earthers. and the KKK. And other jokes of history like Strom Thurmond; the rapy-est segregationist whose funeral I've ever celebrated.

    Posted by: Sam A | Nov 8, 2012 12:59:52 AM

  8. Oh I'm so glad to see her! I loved her character on American Horror Story, I hated it when she got hit by that car.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 8, 2012 1:31:45 AM

  9. @Mary: That's nothing new: they've been doing that for some time already. And it's loosing its effect, particularly since they have a tendency to lie about their "examples" of abridgements of freedom of speach and religion.

    @kingoftdot: No. The challenge to Prop 8 must continue to try to get a clear ruling regarding majorities voting on rights of minorities. I think Ari noted that these wins will help SCOTUS in their decisions.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 8, 2012 2:41:40 AM

  10. @Andy: I loved your last paragraph. ROFLMAO

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 8, 2012 3:48:31 AM

  11. "preserving marriage as "God" designed it"-stop it you morons!!!
    Marriage is a man made institution! And a pretty failed and abused one I may add. Do you give "God" credit for "designing" Hurricane Sandy?

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 8, 2012 12:38:41 PM

  12. It's ironic seeing a disciple of Satan (Brian Brown) sitting in a church pew. I do not think God is listening to him. Hopefully, He will spit him out of his House.

    Posted by: RK | Nov 8, 2012 1:43:00 PM

  13. ...oh and by the way, a message to Maggot and Brian and your ilk - God is NOT on your side. He just sent you a message on Nov. 6th.

    Posted by: RK | Nov 8, 2012 1:45:56 PM

  14. For those would-be religionists who think to inject their pernicious theology into the world of politics, I can only say that God obviously knows what He/She is doing, and is not about to be pushed around by any group of political, bigoted cockroaches. Get a clue, Maggie and Brian, you're done. It's time to find another branch to hang on.

    Posted by: Tom R | Nov 8, 2012 4:51:14 PM

  15. " one was willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic establishment and Hollywood campaigned for marriage."

    Huh, what does Maggie mean by that? As far as I'm concerned, she and her fellows are speaking AGAINST marriage.

    Posted by: Lee | Nov 9, 2012 11:56:41 AM

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