By Sunnivie Brydum
Originally published on Advocate.com June 19 2014 12:02 PM ET
The National Organization for Marriage's much-touted March for Marriage descended on Washington, D.C., today, supposedly featuring thousands of Americans who support what the group calls "traditional marriage," between one man and one woman.
But despite a full-court press from NOM and its antigay allies encouraging Americans to stand up against the so-called gay agenda, it appears the actual turnout at the march is less than massive. Nevertheless, the organization is live-streaming today's event, which can be watched live here.
LGBT activists are already hijacking NOM's Twitter hashtag #March4Marriage, and even the Human Rights Campaign joined in to openly mock the meager attendance at the supposed morality rally:
What the crowd actually looks like at today's #March4Marriage: pic.twitter.com/dNpbkfyPXR
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) June 19, 2014
Here are some of our favorite responses to HRC's tweet showing the scope of the "crowd," along with some of the snarkiest pro-LGBT comments on the highjacked #March4Marriage hashtag:
@HRC About the same as those who showed up to overthrow Obama last time.
— Kevin Stern (@Atherworld) June 19, 2014
@HRC I hope the tens of people who showed up enjoy all that D.C. has to offer.
— S. Brothers-McGrew (@SteveKZ087) June 19, 2014
That's at least eleventy million people. RT @HRC: What the crowd actually looks like at today's #March4Marriage: pic.twitter.com/J7J76IBzvR”
— Danielle Lannister (@DCPlod) June 19, 2014
@RightWingWatch @ohiomail I've seen more people in a walmart on a Sunday than the #March4Marriage has on the Mall right now.
— bushonomics (@bushonomics) June 19, 2014
@InternetEh anti-freedom #March4Marriage is holding their party on Juneteenth...a holiday about freedom. sooo ironic. heh.
— ¡ viva Terri ! (@shortstack81) June 19, 2014
@HRC How many of these folks just wanted a free bus ride to DC? This is so laughable it is hard to take them serious.
— Mark Koch (@staroflifeEmt01) June 19, 2014
@HRC can't wait to see the photoshop version
— Gary T McIntire (@GarySnapsU) June 19, 2014
@GarySnapsU @HRC This will be their fake version: pic.twitter.com/wDLdlPupLX
— Blaine Stewart (@BlaineStewart) June 19, 2014
BTW, Sen.Ruben Diaz offered free bus rides to DC to “visit the monuments” -never mentioned NOM rally http://t.co/hyleOY6Z2S #March4Marriage
— Andrés Duque (@Blabbeando) June 19, 2014
Every @GOP leader needs to look at the few dozen people at NOM's #March4Marriage. Why pander to so few? They're a political liability.
— Jimmy LaSalvia (@JimmyLaSalvia) June 19, 2014
#March4Marriage is what a pro-segregation rally must have seemed like in 1965
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 19, 2014
I've been to bigger cat birthday parties. #March4Marriage
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) June 19, 2014