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NOM runs ad against Ron Paul on same-sex marriage

Marriage equality

By Adam Bink

Via Sagesse in Quick Hits, a new ad being run by National Organization for Marriage in Iowa, attacking Ron Paul on the issue of same-sex marriage, found here (YouTube won’t embed for some reason).

What do you think?



  • 1. Brandon Stotts  |  December 29, 2011 at 7:12 am

    It says the video is private. Is there any other place we can find this video?

  • 2. Sagesse  |  December 29, 2011 at 7:17 am


  • 3. peterplumber  |  December 29, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Try this:

  • 4. Sheryl_Carver  |  December 29, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Thanks, Peter, that worked.

    Apparently, NOM still has money to spend on bigotry. Or they're going to soon be bankrupt financially as well as morally.

  • 5. Sheryl_Carver  |  December 29, 2011 at 7:45 am

    And just today over at Pam's House Blend, NOM gets caught being under-handed (Oh, the Shock!):

  • 6. Derek Williams  |  December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

    please put up a valid YouTube link – even after adding .com and ?watch I got a server error:

    "500 Internal Server Error"

  • 7. Mackenzie  |  December 29, 2011 at 9:52 am

    "Ron Paul has said 'Sure' to gay marriage"………….best line of the add. What a bunch of hot messes!

  • 8. Derek Williams  |  December 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

    More curious still, Paul is inching ahead of his opponents even with this touted perception.

  • 9. Adam Bink  |  December 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

    It's the video, not us. Changed to a link.

  • 10. Reformed  |  December 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Marriage equality is one area where Ron Paul seems inconsistent in his positions. Some of his statements make it seem like he panders to the Right. I do hope he wins the IOWA cacus and this add comes back to bite NOM. The timing is right, the race is close, if Paul wins, NOM's influence is completely discredited.

  • 11. Reformed  |  December 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

    And if he doesn't, I guess he will have some experience begin on the receiving end of religious bigotry?

  • 12. Derek Williams  |  December 29, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Is that reproductive rights in general, or just abortion?

  • 13. fiona64  |  December 29, 2011 at 11:27 am

    This guy is no friend to GLBT people:

  • 14. fiona64  |  December 29, 2011 at 11:29 am… for a little bit more.

    And please, don't get me started on his misogyny.

  • 15. Sagesse  |  December 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Well, that's thoroughly revolting.

  • 16. fiona64  |  December 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Isn't it? Here is a direct link to some of the lovely things Mr. Paul has said in his newsletters.

    I cannot understand why he has so many worshippers.

  • 17. Reformed  |  December 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I am almost certain I heard him saying that he would support a federal marriage ammendment at one point. That was when I wrote him off as a fraud. I distinctly remember being so disappointed to learn that his libertarian had caved on marriage equality. I honestly dont know what his views are. I would guess that he would at minimum support a state ban on marriage equality. What is his position anyway?

  • 18. thark  |  December 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    And the so-called "Straight Homophobic Firing Squad"…

    Goes *circular*.

    Can't wait to see the feeding frenzy once CA's Flop 8 is taken off the unconstitutional stay that's keeping it from disappearing completely…except of course, when it is being "immortalized" as irrational in post-SB 48 school books.

    This GOP campaign season is destined to have a chapter regarding LGBT's accomplishments.

    The kiddies will be duly impressed at how the rabid antigays were crushed like bugs by the eloquence of the US constitution (when it's not being trampled intentionally, of course…)

  • 19. Reformed  |  December 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Both sides do this, but I still think its funny. Could they have found a worse picture of Ron Paul? I guess not signing NOM's pledge makes you look like the crypt keeper having sucked on a lemon. Signing NOM's pledge takes off about 10 years and as many pounds. Newt actually doesn't look like an old sow.

  • 20. AnonyGrl  |  December 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    You are going to HAVE to forgive me, but this is what I found ACTUALLY posted on the NOMblog about Rick Santorum, which means that the NOMbie admins let it stay. Dan Savage would be so proud.

    Posted December 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Santorum surging from behind! I called it last week.

    I laughed and laughed and laughed….

  • 21. DaveP  |  December 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Oh that is just too awesome! : )

  • 22. Ranièe  |  December 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    "We the People Act". Sponsor: Ron Paul (TX-14). Introduced 1/14/2009.

    "Forbids all federal courts from hearing cases on abortion, same-sex unions, sexual practices, and establishm­ent of religion, unless such a case were a challenge to the Constituti­onality of federal law. Makes federal court decisions on those subjects nonbinding as precedent in state courts, and forbids federal courts from spending money to enforce their judgments.­"

    If this was law, Perry v. Schwarzene­gger would not happened.

    Is Ron Paul married? If so, he probably likes government recognition of his relationship.

    And yes, he is.

  • 23. James Sweet  |  December 30, 2011 at 6:30 am

    What do I think? Well, no offense to Ron Paul supporters, but I think that running an ad against him is a waste of money, especially if you are a cash-strapped organization like NOM. What are they intending to accomplish? Make sure Ron Paul doesn't get the nomination? Um… guys? Read a newspaper ever?

  • 24. James Sweet  |  December 30, 2011 at 6:30 am

    To be clear, though, I'm glad they're pissing their last remaining money away on something useless.

  • 25. Leo  |  December 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Make sure they have something to brag about when he doesn't get the nomination.

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