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NOM Robocalls Rhode Island: Marriage In ‘Unprecedented Danger’

by David Badash on January 24, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

The National Organization For Marriage (NOM) is robocalling Rhode Islanders, claiming marriage is in “unprecedented danger” as the state legislature is voting on same-sex marriage. There is an excellent chance the House in Rhode Island will pass the marriage equality bill it’s voting on today, but the real fight will be at the Senate. If the bill passes both chambers, Rhode Island’s Independent Governor, Lincoln Chafeee, has promised to sign it.

Here’s the audio of the robocall, thanks to Jeremy Hooper of Good As You:

Hooper today also posted a video (below) of NOM’s Christopher Plante (who recorded the robocall) and his thoughts on gay people and marriage equality.

Via GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project, a few of Plante’s “greatest” hits on the LGBT community:

– Says children of gay parents are in a “tragic situation” and equated having gay parents to having divorced or even dead parents (see second video down on webpage)

– Says gay couples who adopt “turn children into little teacup dogs – it’s an accessory to put in my purse” (see video from 4:35-5:16)

– Said bills that assist domestic partners in making funeral arrangements for their late loved ones “serve simply as ‘Trojan Horses’ for homosexual-marriage”

– Says “homosexual marriage tells me I’m an option to my daughter, no different from a sun roof” (beginning at 1:03:00)

– Says gays can “change” and so they don’t deserve civil rights (beginning at 1:04:00)

– Says gays are trying to “hijack” bullying concerns in order to promote same-sex marriage; claims “the bullying thing is a red herring” (at 1:07:00)

– Admits he is also against same-sex adoption; believes children of gays are always lacking (beginning at 13:45)


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david0296 January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

God's design on marriage, huh? I thought NOM was suppose to be a secular organization that had rational legal arguments as to why gay couples shouldn't be able to marriage. Now their argument seems to be, "God said so." So NOM doesn't believe that we live in a secular society where non-religious straight people have always been able to marry. Thanks, Christopher, for making NOM's "true" theocratic message perfectly clear.

Scott_Rose January 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Every NOM official and supporter should be deported to the Vatican and then never allowed visas to enter either Italy or the United States.

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