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Concerned Women for America’s Penny Young Nance spins herself into a tizzy


By Adam Bink

Penny penned an op-ed at (where else?). It’s hard to know where to start on this thing. I will highlight a few paragraphs:

As much as I respect Gallup and their polling prowess, I am skeptical of their recent poll which finds that for the first time a majority of Americans support legalizing same-sex “marriage.” The supporters of allowing same-sex marriage are certainly loud at times but as I see it they are also most certainly in the minority.

Thing is, this is, I believe, the 5th consecutive independent national poll to show a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage. I’m sure Penny will breathlessly cite Gallup polls showing what she wants it to show, but when CNN, The Washington Post, Gallup, and many other outlets all show the same thing, it’s called a trend, Penny.

The Washington Blade, a homosexual media outlet…

Don’t say gay!

Since donors’ names are public in California if they make a donation greater than $100 to a political cause, Prop 8 dissenters had a target list and they weren’t afraid to use it.

One man found himself the subject of a flyer that was distributed in his home town; it called him a “bigot” and stated his association with a particular Catholic Church. It also listed his donation to Prop 8. In another case two women painted the words “bigots live here” on the window of an SUV in front of a house whose residents supported traditional marriage.

And African-Americans were especially targeted. One man reported he was called a racial slur twice during a Prop 8 protest; he suggested it “was like being at a Klan rally except the Klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks.” Even black same-sex partners, who were supporting gay marriage outright, were subjects of racial abuse.

Penny cherry-picks a few incidents to show that millions of Americans are all violence-embracing intolerant jerks. Thing is, how many gay teens think of hurting themselves when they grow up believing they could never get married, serve in the military, or in some cases, keep a job if they came out at the workplace? I’m not saying there aren’t incidents, but it’d be nice if Penny painted the whole picture, here.

She concludes:

So maybe it’s possible that the respondents to the Gallup poll did not want to voice their support for traditional marriage for fear of being bullied and called a bigot?

I’m sure that’s it, Penny. Keep the fingers in your ears as long as you would like.


  • 1. jpmassar  |  May 27, 2011 at 6:46 am

    2011 polls:

    Gallup: 53% – 45% 5/19

    PRRI: 51% – 43% 5/18

    CNN: 51% – 47% 4/13

    ABC/WaPo: 53% – 44% 3/10

    Pew: 45% – 46%, 3/1

    General Social Survey: 46% – 40% 2/25

  • 2. Alan E.  |  May 27, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I saw her go head to head with Richard Dawkins once informally debating creationism vs. evolution. She kept spinning in circles then demanding evidence even though Dawkins kept giving it to her.

  • 3. Kathleen  |  May 27, 2011 at 7:11 am

    UPDATE: LCR v. USA (DADT case)

    LCR's reply brief in support of their motion to lift the stay.

  • 4. Elizabeth Oakes  |  May 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

    So where are all the "traditional marriage" supporters killing themselves because of the brutal bullying they so incessantly receive, Penny? Huh?

  • 5. Reformed Conservativ  |  May 27, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Well Miss Penny, if they were afraid to respond to a Gallop Poll, then I guess there committment to your cause isn't that strong.

    If they had any backbone, they would help inflate the poll numbers in your favor as much as possible. Because ya know, people like to be in the majority, and as long as you have the illusion of a majority you can hold on to your supporters more easily.

    Keep turning people off with your ignorat ramblings. Now that we have crossed tehe 50% mark, each new person we welcome to the right side of history is just, well, gravy.

  • 6. Mark Mead-Brewer  |  May 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

    How can the straight world deal with the horrors of being called names, having their property defaced, or of being ridiculed in public???

    Seems fine when they do all of these things to GLBT persons.

    I am not saying it's right that some had to deal with these things, but for heaven's sake we have been dealing with this and worse for hundreds of years.

    Their people can no on Fox News and call us Faggots, and Dykes, pedophiles, and any number of nasty things, and it's all okay.

    I am just sick to death of the hypocrisy!!!

  • 7. Sheryl, Mormon Mothe  |  May 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Gee, seems to me the 8 side did a good deal of harrasment and threatening (remember those letters that went out to companies who donated to No on 8, seem to recall a church in Sacramento where same-sex marriages were performed that was tagged, and our own Fiona with her teenage neighbor's attempt at intimidation). But, then that was all OK because those people were on the "right" side (at least the way they look at it).

  • 8. air jordan  |  May 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

    spot on with this write-up, i really think this website needs much more


  • 9. Sagesse  |  May 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Same-Sex Marriage: New York Senator To NYC Mayor – You Lie!

  • 10. Sagesse  |  May 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Iowa Republican launches campaign in support of same-sex marriage

  • 11. DaveP  |  May 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

    "Gays Should Die, Says Pastor At NOM Marriage Rally".

    Read it here:

    Time to notify the Southern Poverty Law Center and get them to bump NOM onto the Hate Group list!

  • 12. Sagesse  |  May 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Lobbyists target McDonald in same-sex marriage debate

  • 13. DaveP  |  May 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    @ Sagesse #10, Wow, there are lots of comments from Republicans / conservatives who support equal marriage rights in that link. And some are quite insightful. Very encouraging!

  • 14. AnonyGrl  |  May 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    So… she respects the polls until they don't go her way, then she questions them?

    Errr… yeah. It's probably that the POLLS are lying. (eyeroll)

    How can these people even get out of bed in the morning, KNOWING their days are going to be wall to wall lies and nonsense? Or is it possible they DON'T realize how "what I have to say" and "things that make any sense whatsoever" are two opposing categories on Jeopardy?

    Really? You think that the GALLOP is afraid of being called a bully???? REALLY????

  • 15. IT  |  May 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    My car was vandalized, I was spit at, and cursed during Prop8. I was cut off on the freeway and flipped off due to the stickers. Spare me the pity party, PENNY. Your side has had no compunction over insulting us and our families and calling us perverts.

    SO tired of the bigots.

  • 16. takemusu  |  May 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    This is why we don't boycott, we support our friends and allies, LGBT business, and family friendly. Let's say there's a business that devoted 5, 6 figures to H8, say a storage company … whatevah.

    We don't boycott, just casually move your business to family friendly companies.

    It's not a boycott when we are supporting our friends. None can fault us for that.

  • 17. Leo  |  May 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Pedersen update:

    <cite>05/27/2011 55 ORDER granting 48 Motion to Intervene by the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives (the "House"). As all parties to this action agree that the House should be permitted to intervene in this matter to defend the constitutionality of Section III of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, the House's motion is GRANTED. The House and the Department of Justice dispute the specific scope of the House's role in this litigation. The Court reserves judgment on this issue at this time, and will address it in a later ruling. The parties shall proceed with this case in accordance with the Court's Scheduling Order entered with the consent of all parties [Doc. # 54 ]. Signed by Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on 5/27/11. (Engel, J.) (Entered: 05/27/2011)</cite>

  • 18. Don in Texas  |  May 28, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Rally against hate in El Paso, Texas.

  • 19. Josh  |  May 28, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Yea, people are afraid to answer against marriage equality in an ANONYMOUS phone poll. At least I assume the poll was taken over the phone. Because Gallup will be publishing the phone numbers of the people they called on GIANT billboards! She's really high.

    How can these people even compare the few instances of vandalism or name calling that people like her receive to the persecution, beatings, and murder that GLBT people have endured? She and her type are blind to reality, wow, just pathetic.

  • 20. Bob  |  May 28, 2011 at 4:02 am

    she concludes by saying "At least when voters go to the polls their votes are anonymous, and they have no fear of retaliation for not supporting a radical agenda"

    ahh sorry hon, but the point being made and asked of everyone is wether they would vote away the values enshrined in the constituion,, liberty and justice FOR ALL,

    sorry but you can't seperate the results of your vote simply because it's anonymous!!!!! everyone has to live with the results,,,, which would create a very nasty second class citizenship in America,,,,

    that is so very tellng about the extent of the world view held by people like NOM,,,, anonymously they can vote in favour of discrimination against a segment of society,,, and the country will simply accept that,,,, that notion fails on so many levels,,, it makes me sick to repeat minority rights are not up for a vote

    As concerned women you could better spend your time figuring out how you can maintain and uphold your beliefs, in a world that doesn't,,,,

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  • 22. JoeRH  |  May 31, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I love this comment from someone who allegedly suffered racial slurs at a pro-Prop 8 rally: “(it) was like being at a Klan rally except the Klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks.” You want to complain about being slurred? Look at how obvious you're slurring us. Stereotype much? Hypocrisy is a major driving force behind these people's arguments.

  • 23. AnonyGrl  |  May 31, 2011 at 4:07 am


    My translation of that is "We are tired of being portrayed as the bad guys just because we are discriminating against you and we wanna be the VICTIMS for a while!!! WAAAH!!"

    If it weren't so disgusting and dangerous, it would be comical.

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