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NOM Suggests Michelle Obama Pushing Gay Marriage For All As ‘New American Dream’

by David Badash on September 6, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Marriage,News,Politics

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In an offensively James O’Keefe style, NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, today uploaded a selectively and inaccurately edited copy of portions of Michelle Obama‘s DNC speech that makes it sound like the First Lady is advocating that same-sex marriage should be the new American dream for all Americans, effectively insinuating Obama is advocating all Americans should want to enter into a same-sex marriage.

The video also deceptively highlights a young African American woman shaking her head in disagreement with Michelle Obama’s words — straight out of NOM’s corporate playbook rules of dividing Democrats via race baiting.

“Barack knows the American dream because he lived it and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the opportunity no matter who we are or where we’re from or what we look like or who we love. And proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely, we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American dream.”

Notice the obvious editing.

Also notice that NOM titled the video, “Michelle Obama: Same-Sex Marriage is the New American Dream,” even though Mrs. Obama never says “new American dream.”

As HRC discovered in previously-ealed court documents this year, NOM’s corporate policy directives include  “sideswiping Obama,” and painting him as a “social radical.”

As The New Civil Rights Movement reported in March, GLAAD wrote:

“These documents, unsealed as a part of a court case NOM is fighting in Maine also reveal that the anti-LGBT group has been actively interested in – as they say – “fanning the hostility” (p.12) between the LGBT community and the black community…”

NOM is a purveyor of lies, half-truths, misinformation, and hate.

And that’s why there’s a strong chance, in my opinion, that the Southern Poverty Law Center will add the National Organization For Marriage to their annually-updated list of active anti-gay hate groups when they publish it next time.

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adamitz September 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

"NOM is a purveyor of lies, half-truths, misinformation, and hate." The four virtues of today's Republican party.

Scott_Rose September 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

How To Report the National Organization for Marriage As A Hate Group

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