March 27, 2012
Today’s revelations about the National Organization for Marriage’s attempts to encourage a war between the races and hurt oppressed minority communities are a reminder of the kinds of tactics anti-gay organizations are forced to resort to in order to secure their ever decreasing victories. They come into our communities and spread race-baiting, homophobic rhetoric all around and then back out before the fallout begins. But it’s important to remember their heavy-handedness in these statewide campaigns.
Last week, Jeremy Hooper at Good As You pointed out NOM’s campaign expenditure in North Carolina: a $50,000 donation to fight against gay couples and the families they are trying to raise.
As he notes, there will likely be more to come before the May 8th election. NOM thrives on driving wedges between our communities, and this type of rhetoric is already being spread in North Carolina.
We need everyone to fight back. They’re willing to keep throwing money at their cause, and we can fight back and help our side.