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NOM Launching an International Organization for Marriage with Deep Ties to France

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) seems set to launch an international organization, and Jeremy Hooper at NOM Exposed has dug up clues that point to France as the first step in a sweeping global plan.

Writes Hooper:Nomfremblem

We know NOM has moved forward with all of the other plans in those strategy documents (including the "drive a wedge" one); this is just a continuation of the international plan, with France being the first chess move in a larger, planetary onslaught on behalf of inequality. Because it's NOM's Earth, apparently—we just get discriminated within it.

Meanwhile, French 'traditional marriage' opponents are amping up the violent rhetoric, promising blood will be spilled over equality:

French comic Frigide Barjot, leader of the Manif pour tous (Demo for all), France's mainstream anti-gay marriage movement, reacted angrily on Friday after the French government announced it would bring forward to next Wednesday the National Assembly's final hearing on a bill which would legalize gay marriage in France.

The government's move came after the French Senate approved the gay marriage bill earlier in the day.

The decision to bring the Assembly's second hearing  forward to Wednesday has however rendered pointless the mass protest against gay marriage, which had been scheduled for May 26th.

"This is a disgrace. The French people don't want this law, and what do they do? They speed up its passage. Hollande wants blood, and he will get it," Barjot was quoted as saying by France's TF1, adding "We live in a dictatorship. The President of the Republic has guillotined us."

Centre-right UMP deputy Christian Jacob joined the fray, saying in a statement that by accelerating the bill's now almost certain passage into law, "the President of the Republic is risking a violent confrontation with the French people."

Meanwhile, who is silent on the violence that has already happened because of their efforts to "protect marriage"?


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  1. I'd be very surprised if equality was derailed in France at this late date. And with New Zealand expected to pass it soon, well, the US is looking increasingly out of step and out of date.

    Brian Brown has his work cut out for him.

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 15, 2013 10:28:25 AM

  2. Let's hope that Europe and the rest of the world will see this for what it is - an ignorance-based attempt to influence world policy.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 15, 2013 10:38:16 AM

  3. I used to admire France for their lack of George W Bush's. Who knew so many French were just GWB's in waiting?

    Posted by: Michael Heynz | Apr 15, 2013 10:38:22 AM

  4. Follow the money.... NOM is a CATHOLIC FRONT.

    The money comes from the Catholic Church... Fridgide Barjot is a converted Catholic zealot... Brown, Gallagher, Santorum, Gingrich etc. are Catholic mouthpieces.... NOM's social media marketer's handle is "AmericanPapist".

    I short, since the church insists on playing politics internationally, can we please stop giving churches tax-exempt status, so they do more good and have less money to squander on hate?

    Posted by: Strepsi | Apr 15, 2013 10:40:11 AM

  5. I don't understand how every one of the anti gay marriage speakers says this is a dictatorship, the vast majority of the French don't want equal marriage rights etc when every single poll (and there have been a lot of them) points to a majority in support of the measure. So when you have a majority of the population backing something that's being enacted through proper legislative channels, why is this dictatorship worthy of fighting with bloodshed? (Rhetorical question of course)

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 15, 2013 10:41:20 AM

  6. I don't understand how every one of the anti gay marriage speakers says this is a dictatorship, the vast majority of the French don't want equal marriage rights etc when every single poll (and there have been a lot of them) points to a majority in support of the measure. So when you have a majority of the population backing something that's being enacted through proper legislative channels, why is this dictatorship worthy of fighting with bloodshed? (Rhetorical question of course)

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 15, 2013 10:41:24 AM

  7. It sure would be nice to see Brian Browns face smashed up like that poor fellows picture on your post.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Apr 15, 2013 10:45:21 AM

  8. Agreed with the "Follow the money" comment. It's very sad that the Catholic Church is inciting violence in order to perpetuate their culture of hate --- but in the end, this is all about money and control. They want to control people so they get more donations. Scapegoat is the oldest trick in the book - get the ignorant masses all up in arms about something really inconsequential to divert their attention to the fact that they are being robbed.

    Posted by: Gerry | Apr 15, 2013 10:50:33 AM

  9. American Christians have been busy exporting their hatred abroad for many years.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 15, 2013 11:02:33 AM

  10. SS love/marriage = reason to spill blood. I guess this homophobic sentiment makes sense in NOM's world view. After all its financial and spiritual enabler - The Vatican - has been into spilling blood in its selfish name for centuries.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Apr 15, 2013 11:04:35 AM

  11. this is not exactly a surprise, hollande campaigned with marriage as part of his platform, for them to claim that the french people don't want it but they elected hollande anyways is complete ignorance and stupidity

    Posted by: lukefromcanada | Apr 15, 2013 11:10:48 AM

  12. Well, then, if it's violence they want, then it's violence they will get. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than bashing Brian Brown's head into the pavement over and over again.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 15, 2013 11:22:51 AM

  13. It is just pointless to have such an organization since France SSM is a done deal.
    A better strategy for NOM to polish their loser image is to expand into Uganda.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 15, 2013 11:25:30 AM

  14. In France it's the Catholics who are opposed. (Frigging papists) Lucky us, in the US we have the Evangelicals, Mormons, and the Catholics putting their 2 cents in, wanting to impose their religious values on secular government. So far none of them have been able to explain WHY it's harmful, other than "Well the BIBLE says....." It's really not much of an argument since the Bible says all sorts of things, most of which have been discarded.

    That's the real reason the NOM types are losing. People have finally figured out that gay couples getting married has f*ck-all to do with them, doesn't effect their own marriages one way or the other.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 15, 2013 11:26:06 AM

  15. Talking about violence, NOM may be able to smuggle some guns into France through their global organization.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 15, 2013 11:31:43 AM

  16. Marriage for all is pretty much a done deal now in France. The Senate passed Article 1 by a vote of 179-157 without any changes from the National Assembly. They're just debating all the amendments now but Article 1 (homosexual marriage) won't have to be voted on again.

    The opposition to "mariage pour tous" (marriage for all), calling themselves "manif pour tous" (demonstration for all - meaning protest demonstration), is composed of a lot more than just the NOM types. Just about everybody who lost to Hollande in the last election is in on the deal. It's just their way of stirring up stuff.

    There are a lot of right-wing nationalists, white supremacists, anti-Semitics, anti-Muslims, ultra-traditionalist Catholics that never accepted Vatican II reforms, and assorted student whackos. That's not counting the regular people (mainly Catholics) that oppose same-sex marriage because that's what they have been told to do from the pulpit by their parish priests.

    So it's a lot more complicated over there and there's a lot more chance of violence caused by people who are just using these demonstrations as an opportunity to attack the government. In any case, more than 60% of the French support marriage for all in spite of the huge street demonstrations against it. In fact, it has more support in France than it does in the US.

    Posted by: Ninong | Apr 15, 2013 11:52:06 AM

  17. If anyone ever needed an image to be completely unarpused by that picture of Brian brown takes the number one...I think my penis went inside my body.

    Posted by: Will | Apr 15, 2013 12:23:10 PM

  18. That picture of Bigoted Brian looks an awful lot like a grinning Red Skull from Capt. America. That is the face of death and disease.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Apr 15, 2013 12:27:33 PM

  19. Gay-rights groups should be investigating and exposing the forces and money behind NOM, FRC, and other hate groups. We need to adopt a more offensive strategy to defeat these bastards.

    Posted by: Richard | Apr 15, 2013 1:01:50 PM

  20. This is the most cynical thing. The donations have pretty much dried up here since Washington, Maine, and Maryland, so NOM does seem to be following the money.

    Posted by: will | Apr 15, 2013 1:02:29 PM

  21. This post was misleading. The man beaten up in France wasn't beaten up by anti-gay marriage fanatics. His boyfriend and him were walking hand in hand through a majority muslim neighborhood. Don't start getting your panties in a bunch imagining rabidly anti-gay native Europeans. Europe has seen a rise in anti-gay violence this century due to muslim immigrants. In 2006, Bruce Bawer, a gay author, wrote While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within. He points out how immigration from Muslim countries is causing problems due to their misogyny and violent hatred of gays. In 2002 Pim Fortuyn, could've been Prime Minister of the Netherlands. He was a gay man championing the Netherlands liberal values and also explaining how unfettered immigration from Muslim countries was threatening that. He was assassinated by a pro-muslim sympathizer. Most Europeans, particularly those from western Europe, are very live and let live about this. It doesn't surprise me it passed and that NOM had no success with this in France.

    Posted by: Stan Schulz ( | Apr 15, 2013 1:30:30 PM

  22. I admit i'm quite surprised because right wing in France is a lot more virulent than in Spain. Well, they have a far right party wich has nothing to lose to spread homophobia, and here, the right party always want center votes, so it's not that easy to do.
    In fact i think most people in PP are not homophobes and you only heard the stupid arguments from opus dei linked polititians (and of course of our bishops, even today cardinal rouco varela was complaining about gay marriage).

    But the path it will be the same, in a year, most of the protesters will be over it. France is not a very religious country, and some things are inevitable

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 15, 2013 1:44:16 PM

  23. Stan Schulz ( : Not true, the news were covered all over europe and there's absolutely no mention of muslims

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 15, 2013 1:45:04 PM

  24. To see the way anti-marriage equality is being played out in Europe, I highly recommend the excellent documentary "Suddenly, Last Winter". It covers a year in Italy when marriage equality was on the political agenda (2007-2008). The anti-gay messaging is entirely, word-for word, co-opted (and crafted directly) from American right wing media sloganeering.

    Posted by: MFinBH | Apr 15, 2013 2:19:19 PM

  25. Brian Brown has eight children. EIGHT.

    It seems these people are dedicated to not learning a damn thing from the recent suicide of Rick Warren's youngest son.....

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 15, 2013 2:24:26 PM

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