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Happy Hate-Mongering Fourth Of July, From Brian Brown, NOM President

by David Badash on July 4, 2013

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,News,Politics

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On Independence Day, NOM Warns America About ‘The New Gay Marriage Regime’

Brian Brown, president of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, late last night sent out his third paranoid, hate-mongering fundraising email of the month, wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July — in his own special way.

With the image above, direct from NOM’s fundraising email, Brown is implying that you can either be gay or American — but not both. Brown is suggesting every member of the entire LGBT community, every gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender American — is not an American. And neither is anyone who supports us. Given current polling, that means Brian Brown’s “real America” is now about 45 percent of this great nation’s current population.

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Tomorrow as we celebrate Independence Day, we’re reminded of how richly blessed America has been. We’re a republic founded on the principles of religious liberty, freedom and democracy, endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. We’re a nation where citizen rights come from God, not from government, and where the people are sovereign, not politicians or judges.

But those principles are under siege, by the culture, by our federal government and, increasingly, by the US Supreme Court. We need your help to fight to preserve America’s founding principles such as religious liberty which is greatly at risk wherever marriage is redefined.

Yes, Brian Brown believes George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison totally thought they had to protect the “right” of the religious right to deny others their civil rights.

A majority of the US Supreme Court is perilously close to imposing same-sex marriage on the nation. For now, they’ve left if to the states, but for how long? They’ve already invalidated our federal law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. They claimed it was enacted with animus and a bare desire to harm homosexuals, denying them basic human dignity. And they let a lower court eviscerate California’s Proposition 8 because state officials abandoned their duty to defend the law.

It was a sad day for America when the Supreme Court issued their decisions, and the incredibly flawed justifications for them.

Our opponents blithely claim that religious liberty and same-sex ‘marriage’ can peacefully coexist, but experience shows that is not the case. Anybody who doesn’t abandon their faith principles and fully cooperate with the new gay marriage regime is likely to face consequences. Unless we fight back, it will only get worse.

Really? The “new gay marriage regime”?

What exactly does that mean? The LGBT community now rules this great nation?

For our opponents, “religious liberty” means nothing more than the freedom to hold a belief they consider to be bigoted within the four corners of the church, but never the right to act on such a belief in the public square.

If we do not fight back against these governmental attacks on our fundamental right to act in the public square in support of the truth of marriage as God created it, then none of our cherished liberties and rights are safe.

So, Brian Brown is advocating his (few) supporters to “fight back against these governmental attacks on our fundamental right to act in the public square”? What exactly would that look like? Does that include standing in Times Square and proclaiming that gay people don’t have the right to live their lives equally? That same-sex marriage is sin? Does “fight back” include physical attacks?

skitched-20130704-112138Amusingly, Justin Snow at MetroWeekly offered this additional observation:

What’s more, the image of the American flag used in the NOM graphic is of one not flown in any official capacity since the 19th century when James Monroe was president. The modern American flag representing all 50 states has alternating columns of four and five stars, whereas the flag pictured in the NOM graphic has columns of four stars, appearing to indicate it is the flag flown from 1818 to 1819 when there were only 20 states. Each star represents a state.

Yes, more evidence Brian Brown and NOM are really living in the 1800′s.

But the real truth of the American ideal is not “Which banner will you choose?,” but rather, that all Americans can choose both. We can choose to honor our nation and honor our diversity. The real American spirit is one that has room in its heart and mind for both.

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bgryphon July 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

Of course it has to be an 'either / or' situation for a fundamentalist. Remember that the inevitable outcome of 'zero sum thinking' is-

kbg351 July 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm

<div class="idc-message" id="idc-comment-msg-div-673659456"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(673659456)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" target="_new" href="; style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(673659456)">Close MessageSo does that mean I'm not a citizen and I have no rights…. becase I don't believe in god?
And what about separation of church and the state….that part of the constitution doesn't count for this argument ..we just make believe its not written?

elizapar11 July 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

Brian Brown and NOM,
So you do not believe in the Constitution and the 14th Amendment? Also, if you want to deny the LGBT community the same rights and privileges that the straight community abuses then those from the LGBT community shouldn't have to pay the same taxes. Regarding marriage, if you really want to protect this institution, then you should help to outlaw or ban divorce. If the straights like yourself didn't commit adultery or divorce then marriage wouldn't be threatened. Also, the Bible states"do not judge," yet you are passing judgement on others.

SeanLiberty13 July 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Our rights come from the Constitution of the United States, not "God" (that would be an illegal violation of the first amendment). Laws are created by the politicians not the people. The judges/courts' job is to interpret Constitutional law, NOT "Biblical" law (again that would be an illegal violation of the first amendment). So in Brian Brown's anti-American, anti-freedom disrespectful hate speech attacking LGBT Americans he proves that he is uneducated trash who has NO idea how our government works and knows 100% NOTHING about the founding of our country.

Religious liberty does not mean force people to adhere to your religion against their will through secular government issued civil laws paid for via their own tax dollars. The government CANNOT dictate law based on religion or "Biblical" anything. THAT IS THE LAW!!! That IS American law. Period. A FACT that cannot be contested.

America was founded on freedom and equality. PERIOD. The complete opposite of what the uneducated anti-American trash Brian Brown thinks and wants for this country. He is evil and exactly the kind of religious dictator our founding fathers found repulsive and destructive.

Anti-gay bigots do not have the right to attack or harass people in the public square without consequences. That applies to everyone. I have the right to live my life peacefully and safely. I have the right to hold my boyfriend's hand in public without being harassed or attacked. Why is it so difficult for the religious-reich to live by the Golden Rule and the civilized value that if you do not have anything nice to say don't say it all (in public that is)? Oh that's right because they think they are superior to everyone on this Earth and everybody must and will bow down to them while pretending to bow down to their grotesque human made version of "God".

Arrogance falls under pride, one of the seven deadly sins and the religious-reich and especially the uneducated piece of trash Brian Brown are lousy with it. If there is a "Hell", that blood thirsty Fascist parasitic terrorist hate monger WILL be burning there and he would be getting exactly what he deserves.

bruwhhh July 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Good work Sean

sdfrenchie July 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Go ahead and act in the public square, you bit of slime. You and your friends can make fools of yourselves in public, and you will, because there will be crowds of people who are in the majority, unlike you and your friends, who will be gathered around shouting you down.

You ignorant assholes keep insisting you will be persecuted because of marriage equality in America. If you want to be a fucking martyr, go to Afghanistan and tie on a bomb and blow yourselves up. But don't dare do it near other human beings because even the Taliban is less devious and malicious than those of you who would tear the civil fiber of the United States apart with your self-righteous, sniveling, cry-baby reactions to others having their day in the sun.

America's civil liberties have been broken since the beginning by you zealots who can't make sense of the stories in the Holy Books so you make things up on your own. The American people are too educated now to buy into your bullshit and be afraid of it. So you can take your version of the Scriptures and cram them up your bigot ass and see if your version of God will reach in and grab them out and save you.

You and the Republicans you vote into office are destroying this nation inch by inch and day by day. The fact that many of our military bases had to cancel their fireworks displays tonight because of the sequester is unforgivable. Your behavior and your intention to further destroy the moral fiber of this nation are unforgivable and you are going to pay one way or another.

Your kind should be persecuted and thrown in jail, just as you fear is going to happen. But it would be because your and those like you are taking it upon yourselves to try to change the civil rights of this nation and take away what little dignity we've finally earned because we fought of fuckbrains like you.

Get out of America and out of our lives because you don't deserve such a wonderful nation. Because of people like you I'm beginning to understand why Russia, as the U.S.S.R. closed down the churches. You need to take your filthy ideas about the LGBT community and choke on them because everything you say about us is more in line with what you are doing to liberty and justice in this nation.

sam3915 July 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Happy Hate-Mongering 4th of July, Faithfully, Brian Briown, NOM President and Puppet for the Nazi pseudo-Christian and pseudo-patriotic Mormon Church

MiddleGrounds July 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I like the title "Which Banner Will You Choose" and it shows the older flag and the gay pride flag. Now if it was the CURRENT flag of our country and the gay pride flag, I would choose both (hello, American and Gay). Since it's the older American flag, I will have to say the gay pride flag.

Meh, NOM is just a bunch of bigots that like to twist things into their own misconstrued ways. They are so out of touch with reality that unicorns prance around them.

Towanda July 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm

In response to Brown's beliefs about the founding of this country and what t stands for.

ipreferpeace July 7, 2013 at 4:24 am

Ugh. Christian Nationalism. Sooo icky.

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