crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters

The National Organization for Marriage's lying flyer about the repercussions of allowing gay marriage in New York put a perspective on this entire so-called cultural battle for me.

And it's a point that the lgbt community needs to emphasize.

When they – be they NOM, the Family Research Council, etc – cannot stand against lgbt equality by logic, they manipulate the fears about children being harmed.

It's a highly effective scare tactic. And an old one. Check out snippets of this 1986 comic which was endorsed by the Concerned Women for America and former Congressman William E. Dannemeyer:



Now take another gander at NOM's flyer:



While NOM's flyer isn't as crude or blatant as the Hafer cartoon, the implications are the same – “the homosexuals are after the children of America.”

It's sad in a way that after over 20 years, the architects of hatred and homophobia haven't changed their fear mongering, isn't it?

But it's also typical. We've seen this story before on so many occasions, so the lgbt community should know the ending.

Eventually we win.

Just something to keep in mind just in case some of us choose to immerse ourselves in the seductive pool of discouragement and self-pity.

No matter how much money NOM has. No matter how lies the organization tell. No matter how many legislators allow their egos to be stoked by this group, the fact of matter is that there is nothing pure or moral about NOM.

When push comes to shove, NOM exploits the fears about gays and children to stop lgbt equality in the same manner that racists exploited fears about black men raping white women in the sad effort to stop integration.

I guess that does make them bigots, huh?

Maggie Gallagher would be so disappointed.

Related Post:

NOM knows that it lied in the New York ad and does not care Unfortunately NOM's attempt to demonize lgbts in regards to children goes way beyond images. Here the organization does not address the false claims of its New York ad, but instead attempts to exploit an article from a pro-lgbt blog to shift the argument.

Alvin McEwen

Alvin McEwen