NOM President Brian Brown Urges Anti-Gay French Activists He Marched with in January to Be Non-Violent

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NOM President Brian Brown, who celebrated with anti-gay forces in France in January, condemned the violence taking place there and revealed that an international anti-gay marriage group has been formed, in a post last night:

"It appears that France's socialist government is on the verge of succeeding in their ill-conceived quest to redefine marriage, despite massive grassroots opposition from the citizenry. We urge all French citizens to contact lawmakers to express their strong opposition to this policy. We also call on all citizens to conduct themselves honorably and peacefully. Even though the same-sex marriage policy being foisted on an unwilling public is profoundly unwise and anti-family, no citizen should ever express their disapproval through violent means. We condemn in the strongest possible terms violence by anyone on either side of this debate.

Oops, too late.

He continues:

If the government of France does succeed with this vote to redefine marriage, it will not be the end of the debate. It will be time to hold the government accountable and to act to restore marriage to its rightful place as a good and honorable institution that brings husbands and wives together to provide children with both a mother and a father. NOM will continue to work with our friends in France to defend marriage as our most important social institution.

Specifically, NOM is working with the Collectif Famille Mariage (CFM), a charter member of the International Organization for Marriage (IOM). CFM—along with a wide coalition of pro-marriage organizations—is imploring France's Constitutional Council to carefully study and limit the scope of this law, which has been rushed through the Senate and the National Assembly.”

Jeremy Hooper pointed out that an international group appeared to be in the offing earlier this month.

Comments

  1. David in the O.C. says

    Lie #1428 from Brian Brown: “It will be time to hold the government accountable and to act to restore marriage to its rightful place as a good and honorable institution that brings husbands and wives together to provide children with both a mother and a father.”

    If gay couples can marry, it does NOT prevent men and women from procreating. This is aside from the fact that procreation is NOT a requirement to getting married.

  2. Jimcracky says

    This is a nice CYA statement. I’m glad he made it, but I doubt he has any real concern for the well-being of gay people. He’s just worried about the political fallout if his side gets [more] violent.

  3. Continuum says

    International group being formed.

    Silly me, I thought that the Catholic Church was already funding scads of them.

    Maybe, he’s including the Mormon funding now, too.

  4. Randy says

    Probably completely different from what he says in private.

    He needs them to be violent, so he can swoop in and pretend to be the calm voice of rational thought, just banning marriage equality to keep the streets safe.

  5. octobercountry says

    “We condemn in the strongest possible terms violence by anyone on either side of this debate.”

    Total BS and he knows it—it’s ONLY the anti-gay bigots who are inciting violence in this case.

  6. john patrick says

    Sorry, Brian Crybaby. Too little, too late. You couldn’t take the criticism of your silence, could you? So you thought you had better make a statement so you wouldn’t look so crass and oppressive. But your statement doesn’t cover your lying face or erase your lying, hateful words.

  7. mike says

    As a EU European gay man i ask the question ‘Why don’t you mind your own bloody business Brian Brown?’ Seriously aren’t you hated enough in your own country that want to broaden your horizons and piss off more people globally ?

  8. shanestud says

    “If the government of France does succeed with this vote to redefine marriage, it will not be the end of the debate. It will be time to hold the government accountable and to act to restore marriage…etc”

    Sounds like Brian is gonna continue the kind of activism that has kept anti-choice activist groups alive trying to reverse Roe-v-Wade, despite the fact that SCOTUS has already ruled. Ten years from now Brian will still be shilling Christian family values bigots for cash to reverse SCOTUS and any s-s marriage laws in place. NOM is never going to go away…or his $500,000 annual salary

  9. Ben Nevis says

    I don’t usually comment on a persons looks but this man is butt ugly. Maybe it’s his attitude and bs that make him look like this. I dunno Wally. I just dunno

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