Cross-posted at: http://www.tips-q.com/865428-maggie-gallaghers-letter-ny-times
Ms. Gallagher attempts to justify bigotry by noting that her view is the more popular. That is precisely why the courts are taking action. In this country. Ms. Gallagher, we do not tolerate the tyranny of the majority over a minority. Civil rights are not an issue to be decided by a popular vote. How would that have worked out in Mississippi in the '60's? Gallagher goes on to write: I am proud of the “Gathering Storm” ad precisely because it lets the American people know the truth: Gay marriage has consequences.Unfortunately for Ms. Gallagher her little opus only highlighted her bigotry through its dishonesty.
To the Editor:
I believe that marriage matters because children need a mother and a father, and I have spent the last five years warning that opposition to gay marriage will be treated as bigotry. Now Frank Rich describes the National Organization for Marriage’s “Gathering Storm” ad as “The Bigots’ Last Hurrah” (column, April 19).
I am not the only one Mr. Rich is calling a bigot. In a March CBS News poll, only a third of Americans said they supported gay marriage.
I am proud of the “Gathering Storm” ad precisely because it lets the American people know the truth: Gay marriage has consequences. Name-calling will not change that.
National Organization for Marriage
Ossining, N.Y., April 20, 2009