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Ruben Diaz is Busing People to NOM's Anti-Gay Marriage March But Not Telling Them


The National Organization for Marriage has organized the "2014 March for Marriage," to take place on June 19th, and they toot that New York Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a speaker at the march and a longtime anti-gay activist, is set to bring thousands of African-American and Latino constituents to Washington, DC to take part. Too bad he Diaz not mention the organization or the march in the video advertisement he's released.

Blabbeando reports:

From one of Brian Brown's increasingly desperate newsblasts:

I just recently got off the phone with my good friend, New York State Senator, Rev. Ruben Diaz, who will be speaking at the March again this year. He told me that he plans to bring down over 100 buses to the March from the Bronx this year!

He is calling it the "Second Annual Bus Vigil to Washington." He plans to depart New York at 4:00 am in a spiritual convoy of activists coming to the nation's capital to defend marriage! That's over 5,000 people — overwhelmingly Latino and African-American constituents — that a single political and spiritual leader wants to bring to Washington DC this summer!

The reality of the "Second Vigil on Wheels to Washington"? Diaz, Sr. claims:

We are offering any pastor or organization that wishes to accompany us to Washington a bus completely free of charge. Each bus holds 55 passengers and we will send the bus to any place you tell us to do so... The bus will pick you up there, will bring you to Washington and will bring you back to the same spot. And you won't have to pay for a single thing... Join us! Take advantage of the opportunity. Ask for your bus! Fill the bus! And let's go to Washington!  Let's go on a trip! Visit the monuments in Washington and testify that Jesus heals and saves and is the King we await.

Writes Andrés Duque:

This is not the first time Diaz has rallied people to anti-marriage equality demonstrations using deception. At previous rallies I have heard church leaders say that they had no idea they were being taken to such a rally and I have heard other religious leaders that they felt pressured to participate or risk losing the Senator's support.

But this is the first time Diaz has been caught at it so openly. Hilarious.

The success of Diaz, Sr.'s advertising campaign, and the sure-to-be-absurd "March for Marriage" remains to be seen. We will update you accordingly.

For now watch the ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Busing has one S.

    Posted by: Merv | Jun 10, 2014 3:23:49 PM

  2. *tout

    Posted by: edit | Jun 10, 2014 3:25:01 PM

  3. Oh, Lord. Alan Keyes...spanish style.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 10, 2014 3:26:47 PM

  4. Did he not get the memo about how the bad guys always wear black cowboy hats? Or the other one about not pretending to be a cowboy in the Bronx lest you look foolish?

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Jun 10, 2014 3:30:34 PM

  5. He seems to have only one bus. How can he afford 100 buses?

    Posted by: simon | Jun 10, 2014 3:31:58 PM

  6. Who would get on a bus with that dumb a** clown?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 10, 2014 3:32:00 PM

  7. @Jack M: Maybe some of the same people who've elected the dumb a**clown to the State Senate again and again.

    Posted by: Jeff R | Jun 10, 2014 3:47:42 PM

  8. @SIMON.. They're 100 very short buses.. so it's the equivalent of 1

    Posted by: Steve Talbert | Jun 10, 2014 4:06:22 PM

  9. short bus.

    Posted by: Keith | Jun 10, 2014 4:06:42 PM

  10. Maybe they get bussed instead?!

    Posted by: Steve Talbert | Jun 10, 2014 4:08:01 PM

  11. Isn't bussing (busing?) against the law?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 10, 2014 4:30:20 PM

  12. More better english please.

    Posted by: Andy | Jun 10, 2014 5:21:55 PM

  13. Ruben Diaz. Another reason to oppose the Third World invasion of the US. Send this ungrateful bigot back to the hell hole he came from.

    Posted by: Armand | Jun 10, 2014 5:26:18 PM

  14. @" ....the Third World invasion of the US"

    What about the First World invasion of the Americas? England, France, Spain and Portugal and the Dutch (whatever the fvck name they called themselves back then).

    I don't like this bigot (Diaz) either, but don't use him as an excuse to spout your bigotry. 'Cause I'll come after your azz...with history!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 10, 2014 5:37:35 PM

  15. "Bussing" = kissing
    "Busing" = putting people on mass transit vehicles

    Posted by: Raybob | Jun 10, 2014 5:42:55 PM

  16. Honestly, I wish Mr. Diaz would bring millions of people to this meaningless and wasteful event....That is the funny and ironic part....if they reach 5000 total, that would be a good turn out....However, my money is that the actual number will be under 1000 as NOM is continuing a losing battle.

    Posted by: Bernie | Jun 10, 2014 5:59:58 PM

  17. @ Jack M :the people who would jump at the opportunity to be on a bus for a trip to Washington with a U.S. senator, even a senator who happens to be an idiot, are people who want to lobby the senator without paying the customary fee - I mean, political campaign donation.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 10, 2014 7:06:33 PM

  18. He is not a U.S. Senator. He's a state Senator.

    BTW, his son Ruben Diaz, Jr. is an ally of the community and hiss granddaughter (Ruben JR's niece) is lesbian.

    Posted by: Gay Guy | Jun 10, 2014 7:25:49 PM

  19. They like to lobby state senators too.

    Sorry for the confusion - am a bit sleepy today.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 10, 2014 8:04:11 PM

  20. Boy, NOM is really desperate to pad out their numbers, aren't they? I can't wait for when they post photos from the event consisting of the same 20 people duplicated in Photoshop to look like a crowd of thousands.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jun 10, 2014 8:20:49 PM

  21. Well,then, the obvious thing is to have every gay group order up a bus, but jot mention their real name. Hell think he has thousands on the bag, but no ine will actually show. Mall those buses paid for and nothing to show for it!

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 10, 2014 8:41:44 PM

  22. Or dress down and go to count protest.

    Posted by: doug105 | Jun 10, 2014 9:31:39 PM

  23. Isn't there something illegal about him using his office for this kind of thing? Especially if he gets people there under false pretenses?

    Oh, wait. It's OK if you're a republican.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Jun 10, 2014 9:41:15 PM

  24. @kdknyc : it is probably not illegal - legislatures are notorious for having one set of rules for them and a different set for everyone else.

    Also, if lying were illegal and such a law enforced, most of the telemarketing scum who harass me continually would be in jail - where IMHO they belong.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 10, 2014 10:28:48 PM

  25. Because lying and being deceptive is so very x-tian!

    Posted by: Jere | Jun 10, 2014 11:17:01 PM

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