Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NOM denies any of their followers could be biased against LGBT folks

Brian Brown of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage
In an addendum to the post I made about ABC News' "What Would You Do?" regarding gay parents being insulted at a restaurant in Texas, the National Organization for Marriage is angry at the portrayal that ANYONE would ever be discriminatory towards gays:

Let's note first of all that the behavior of the "waitress" in this setup up is outrageous. No boss, and no customers would tolerate it. Not even in the "conservative" towns of Texas. Good news for American common sense. The insidious propaganda point from ABC News is the suggestion that millions of good Americans who believe marriage means a man and a woman because children ought to have moms and dads, would or are behaving like this. Shame on ABC.

Ummm... as a gay man at the age of 47, I can tell you that there are folks who discriminate against gays every day - much like the way the waitress was portrayed in the experiment.  To think otherwise means you probably like to pet unicorns and wish on rainbows.

NOM needs to get real. I know they don't want to admit their own attacks against the LGBT community aren't "hate" - but if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

1 comment:

  1. Amen.
    NOM, and the Conservative Right who LOOOVE the "set-ups" that catch an errant Planned Parenthood employee, seem ridiculous criticizing the experiment you showed. They decry it as some kind of aberration which is FALSE, as you say.
    But, Randy, I HONESTLY believe these people are in denial about the true nature of their biases and prejudices. Shocking, as that is to imagine.
    They just don't SEE themselves, through the attitudes they encourage, (perhaps while even using less strident phrases), as be damaging.