National Organization for Marriage's TV Ad - Don't Let Them Spread Their Lies

- Renee Gannon, Publisher

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) announced yesterday that they are launching a new nationwide '2 Million for Marriage' (2M4M) initiative. According to their website:

Over the next two years, we will be organizing two million marriage activists from every state in the nation to form an online army of marriage activists willing to stand up for marriage on a moment's notice, sending emails and making phone calls to legislators whenever marriage is threatened.

The initiative represents the most ambitious effort ever of its kind, using a combination traditional TV and radio advertising and direct mail, coupled with the internet technology and social networking tools that President Obama used so effectively in his presidential campaign. To assist with this ambitious new initiative, we've enlisted the expertise of Schubert Flint Public Affairs -- the same group that managed the Prop 8 Campaign in California last year.

A Gathering Storm
The centerpiece of the new initiative is a $1.5 million nationwide ad campaign launched today highlighting the threat that same-sex marriage poses to the core civil rights of all Americans who believe in marriage as the union of a husband and wife.

This is the ad campaign, filled with lies about the "detriment" that a nationwide repeal of DOMA would cause:

Who's behind NOM, anyway?
Maggie Gallagher, President
Brian S. Brown, Executive Director
Robert P. George, Chairman of the Board

Other members of the NOM board of directors include:

Neil Corkery, Treasurer
Chuck Stetson
Ken Von Kohorn
Luis Tellez
Matthew Holland

Yesterday Brian S. Brown released this statement:
"In the wake of the Iowa Supreme Court decision and Vermont Legislature's action, the National Organization for Marriage will tomorrow launch a new national ad campaign that highlights how same-sex marriage undermines the core civil rights of those who believe in the simple truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman."

Let NOM know that their efforts to "protect" marriage as a union between one man and one woman are universally unconstitutional.

National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542

Phone: (609) 688-0450
Fax: (888) 894-3604
Email: contact@nationformarriage.org

Maggie Gallagher, President

DON'T Support THESE California businesses that NOM is highlighting on their website under "busttheblacklist.com". These businesses have contributed, in some way or another, to YES on Prop 8 and don't deserve our hard-earned dollars.

Tell Congress: it’s time to repeal DOMA.

It’s time for some real change we can believe in. It’s time for the federal government to stop punishing loving same-sex couples. It’s time to repeal DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act).

President-elect Obama says he supports the repeal. Take action right now to make sure Congress sends him the legislation.


Les said...

Sweetheart, sweetheart.
I think you're seeing this in the wrong light.
Check out the ratings on their Youtube video.
NOBODY takes them seriously.

This is completely a great thing for us.

m.m.sugar said...

Their urgency is very great. This is pure fear actually generated by their innate knowledge that they are morally in the wrong.

Their hysteria is not unlike that of the unmentionable lady with the library issue.

However, they are far more dangerous!

Where there are such numbers there can be a grave impact!

Innocent and ignorant folks sometimes get caught up in such a wave of action.

They can be easily led simply because of a temporary personal gap in their own lives.

It seems that we will always have to fight for freedom.

So let them bring it on. What else can we do?

Gotta tell you though. I am one hell of an angry senior citizen!

Enough already!

Renee Gannon said...

I agree, m.m. And it's NOM's ability to get a large amount of funding from god only knows where and it's that power through money that really scares me. We need to fight back on this as much as possible - I commend the HRC for taking steps to expose their lies.

Anonymous said...

Ok then do something viable about this. Use their system to write the Iowa Legislature (33 members) and tell them to make sure that HJR 6 does not get to the floor. You can find this through their blog. I even got a response back from one of the legislators already saying she will not support discrimination. Let's use their system.

Ma'amselle Lezident said...

I posted the following comment on their 3-day-old blog, and it's already been deleted. Here's what it said, though:

I thought the video was AWESOME!!! Now that gay marriage is legal in Iowa, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and since the 18,000 families who got married in CA are still, for the time being, married, we now have ample evidence that the straight people in these states are suffering. Men who beat their wives and the half of all straight couples who get divorced are suddenly held to judgment by loving, happy, prosperous gay and lesbian couples, which is so embarrassing! Christian churches are being forced to teach that Jesus, a bachelor with 12 males and 1 prostitute among his best friends, was really about inclusivity and love when we all know he was a very discriminating hater. Doctors like pediatricians, eye specialists, sports injury therapists, and radiologists are feeling really sorry for the less than .001% of American doctors who might have to provide an in vitro satan child for a nasty lesbian someday. Parents with children who have lots of healthy straight sex--folks with pregnant teenagers and the like--are watching their impressionable young progeny learn at school that gay children exist, and that these gay children also deserve respect. We cannot allow this to continue.

I am so glad for the National Organization for Marriage. I was totally apathetic about gay people getting married since I don't personally know any, but I am so glad that your 30-second commercial with very sincere actors is teaching people like me who used to be tolerant of different lifestyles to see the true light of hatred for and fear of the downtrodden and oppressed.

Thank you!!! Hasta la victoria siempre.

Chino Blanco said...

Matthew Holland is no longer a NOM board member.

Even the Mormons are now jumping ship.