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NOM’s racist tactics criticized by New York Times, Washington Times

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By Scottie Thomaston

The fall out from the revelations of NOM’s race-baiting to divide gays from racial minority communities continues as more newspaper editorial boards speak out. The NJ Star-Ledger recently said of NOM that, “The NOM agenda reveals the dark corners of a movement that will do anything to impose its will.”

One of the memos that were released showed NOM’s plan to find children of gay couples to exploit by asking them to express their “concerns” on camera. The Star-Ledger says that:

It is sick beyond words that a group to “save” marriage would exploit racial and ethnic divisions, stir intolerance and fear, and even rip families apart by pitting children against parents. In their self-described “battle,” they come across as the biggest losers of all.

Last week it was revealed that Mitt Romney donated $10,000 to NOM in 2008 through an obscure Alabama PAC to help them pass Proposition 8. The donation was well-known at the time but the revelation that it was sent in through a PAC from another state and not mailed directly to NOM was news, sent to the Human Rights Campaign by a whistleblower. Yesterday, the New York Times weighed in on that news, urging the Republican presidential candidates to distance themselves from NOM and its vile tactics.

Writing that, “These are not the musings of a marginalized group,” the NYT opines:

The day after the memos became public, National Organization for Marriage’s co-founder and chairman emeritus, Robert George, was appointed by John Boehner, the Republican House speaker, to a United States commission focused on addressing religious intolerance and extremism around the globe.

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have publicly aligned themselves with the group and signed its pledge to work aggressively from the White House against same-sex marriage.

Now that the group’s poisonous political approach is out in the open, Mr. Romney and the others should be racing to make clear their disapproval.

We detect no stampede.

In the conservative paper the Washington Times, R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans, also weighs in on the controversy surrounding NOM. Cooper says Republicans can’t be associated with these divisive and cruel tactics:

Putting aside NOM’s callous disregard for LGBT families, my party, the Republican party, cannot afford to be associated with an organization that arrogantly seeks to manipulate African American and Latino voters, particularly when the Republican Party is working hard to promote our message of economic opportunity and individual liberty among these communities. Crude identity politics has no place in today’s conservative movement.

It’s one thing to see the New York Times editorialize against this; it’s quite another to see a Republican group come out against it so strongly, and in a conservative newspaper. Cooper accuses NOM of threatening and intimidating Republicans into acquiesence:

In addition to crude racial tactics, NOM has also engaged in a clear campaign of intimidation against any Republican official or candidate who dares to agree with Vice President Dick Cheney that “freedom means freedom for everyone.” From threatening billboards to promising to pour millions of dollars into local elections to punish pro-equality Republicans, NOM’s leadership has set their sights on dividing the GOP at a time when we most need to be uniting to retake the White House.

He closes out his piece by telling readers that “NOM is a cancer that needs to be removed for the good of the conservative movement[.]” At this point it is hard to see who NOM has not embarrassed. Their former chair seems willing to defend their racist strategy, but we haven’t heard from their current chair. None of their supporters seem to be coming to their defense. This has been a complete disaster for their organization.


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  • 2. Guest  |  April 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Diaz v. Brewer en banc petition was denied this morning:

    This morning, the Ninth Circuit entered an order denying en banc review of last September's panel decision in Diaz v. Brewer, 656 F.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2011) and published a dissenting opinion by Judge O'Scannlain, joined by Judge Bea.

    As Judge O'Scannlain points out in his dissent, the Diaz decision is in some ways a more significant pro-marriage-equality precedent than the Perry v. Brown decision. Therefore, the fact that a majority of the court declined to vote for Diaz to be reviewed en banc may indicate that they will also decline to review Perry.

    On the other hand, the fact that it took more than six months just for the court to decide not to do an en banc review may indicate that we're still in for several more months of waiting for a decision on the en banc petition in the Perry case.

  • 3. Bob  |  April 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    that's good news!!!!!! right????? I'm getting lost with all these court rulings,,,, seems we're headed in the right direction woot woot

  • 4. grod  |  April 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    While Judge O’Scannlain’s dissent in Diaz v Brewer makes compelling reading, [ i.e. “ No [traditional marriage ] laws are now safe in the Ninths Circuit” and in the following paragraph “This case is in some ways even more breathtaking than our recent decision in Perry v. Brown” ]; this blog could benefit from a posting providing a legal commentary of Judge O’Scannlain’s criticism of the court below and distain of his fellow brothers for not agreeing to entertain an en banc hearing. As Guest above noted 'the majority of the court declined to vote for Diaz to be reviewed' . Next stop the US Supreme Court.

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