NOM Continues Divisive Strategy With New Video
BY Trudy Ring
April 26 2012 7:40 PM ET
The antigay National Organization for Marriage, which, it was recently revealed, seeks to pit blacks and Latinos against LGBT people in the fight over marriage equality, has posted a new video on its blog and YouTube that represents a continuation of that strategy.
NOM seems to be attempting to deflect any charges that it encouraged such opposition; text accompanying the video on its blog reads, “Watch this video and it's pretty clear that African-American and Latino leaders who oppose same-sex marriage are doing so out of deep conviction, like other Americans.” It features such antigay figures as ministers Harry Jackson and Patrick Wooden, state senator Ruben Diaz of New York, and Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. Naturally, it ignores the fact that many African-American and Latino political and religious leaders support marriage equality and LBGT rights in general, and that some are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender themselves.
Scott Rose has a scathing commentary on the video at Pam’s House Blend, beginning, “In response to criticism of its deliberate strategy of attempting to pit African-Americans against gays, NOM is attempting to pit African-Americans against gays.” Read that here, and watch the video below.
- Buck Angel Shuts Down Transgender Surgery Fundraising Site
- PHOTOS: 6 Couples Australia's High Court Says Aren't Married Anymore
- WATCH: Trailer for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending Premieres Online
- WATCH: Right Wing Swoons Over Antigay Colo. Baker Ready to Go to Jail for Jesus
- Blogger: Salvation Army No Friend to LGBT Folks
- WATCH: The Best of LGBT Chorus Holiday Music
- Marriage Equality Australia's High Court Says These Couples Aren't Married December 11 2013 8:37 PM
- Women Meet Gender Scientist Anne Fausto-Sterling December 11 2013 7:42 PM
- Women WATCH: Michelle Chamuel Returns to The Voice with 'Go Down Singing' December 11 2013 7:10 PM
- Politics Mich. Governor Condemns RNC Member's Latest Antigay Remark December 11 2013 7:01 PM
- Marriage Equality WATCH: Right Wing Swoons Over Antigay Baker December 11 2013 6:45 PM
- Travel What Airline Scored 100% on HRC's Corporate Equality Index? December 11 2013 6:44 PM
- Entertainment News The Queer Quotient at the SAG Awards December 11 2013 6:03 PM