Thursday, September 08, 2011

Hate group ad campaign

According to Joe.My.God., the “Family” Research Council, an SPLC-certified hate group, whose leader once gave $82,000 to the Ku Klux Klan, has launched an anti-marriage equality radio ad campaign in North Carolina, which will consider (and probably approve) a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality.

The ad says:
"Marriage is at risk in our state. Our laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman could be overturned. Marriage between one man and one woman benefits families in society so we must preserve the marriage laws in our state Constitution. On September 12, the North Carolina Legislature will vote on putting a marriage amendment to a vote of the people. Powerful voices in our state capitol are threatening your right to vote on marriage. Take a stand for marriage. Call [your representative] and ask [them] to vote yes to the marriage amendment. It’s not about party, it’s about marriage. And on September 12, join us for a rally supporting marriage at11 a.m. in front of the legislative building in Raleigh. Bring a sign and take a stand for marriage."
The hubris of the anti-gay industry never ceases to amaze. They present purely religious arguments as if they’re secular, pretend to be rational and they appeal to prejudice and hatred—and they get away with it: Plenty of people will nevertheless fall for their con job. Again.

And the culture wars continue.

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