I said it before and I will say it again, the National Organization for Marriage ("NOM") and its allied "family values" organizations like Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, American Family Association (and The Family Foundation here in Virginia), etc., are parasites that prey on the ignorant and uneducated and fan the flames of hate, bigotry, and more subtly, racism. Having largely lost the culture war on same sex marriage in America - the final nail in the coffin will hopefully be delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court in late June - NOM is now going to go global. While officially stating other reasons, the real reason for the move is that Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher and others have become too accustomed to living well while marketing hatred and homophobia. Heaven forbid that they get real jobs that do something productive for society. BuzzFeed looks at NOM's announcement that it will go global in the spread of lies and homophobia. Here are excerpts:
The National Organization for Marriage is continuing to work towards the creation of an International Organization for Marriage, NOM President Brian Brown told BuzzFeed News in an interview just before the start of NOM’s March for Marriage in Washington on Saturday.
A planning meeting was held around last year’s March for Marriage, convening members of groups opposed to marriage equality from around 70 countries to begin working to that goal, BuzzFeed News reported last spring. This year’s march does not feature the international speakers that last year’s did, perhaps because of the pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state bans on same-sex marriage.
Although “we have our hands full here in the U.S.” at the moment, Brown said, the group was “definitely” still working to establish “an organization that focuses on uniting people of different faiths and different backgrounds internationally” to oppose same-sex marriage.
Brown wasn’t certain of when an International Organization for Marriage would officially launch, but said, “I think there will be a formal launch” at some point. . . . . Brown said an international group is needed to counter the influence of organizations like the International Lesbian and Gay Association, which he said has had great “success” at advancing LGBT rights at the United Nations and the European Union.