Is It Time To Declare NOM A Hate Group?

In a column posted today, Alvin McEwen of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters unequivocally stated that “[the National Organization for Marriage] should be declared to be an anti-gay hate group.” We couldn’t agree more. But let’s look at his evidence…

Among his list of their hateful doings, he includes:

NOM flyer claiming that gay marriage will destroy the “innocence” of children: “Innocence” in this case of course means “rectums”

NOM aligns itself with the Minnesota Family Council which had material on its webpage falsely accusing the gay community of pedophilia, bestiality, and the consuming of urine and feces: The same lies that pastor Martin Ssempsa of Uganda uses to promote the “Kill the Gays” bill.

NOM’s Ruth Institute: “It Gets Better” Project “Aggressively Promotes Deviant Sex”: Because you can’t encourage young LGBTS not to kill themselves without also suggesting they become meth-blown bathhouse buttsluts.

NOM: says homosexuality will “hurt you badly,” “end your life prematurely”: Y’know because of AIDS and HIV which straight people never get.

NOM President claims marriage equality will “Normalize Pedophilia”: Because having consensual sex with a same-sex adult partner is the exact same thing as raping children, nevermind that most pedophiles that abuse children of the same-sex identify as heterosexual.

Plus, there’s NOM’s distortion of studies, their desire to set up a panel to persecute homosexual activists, and their desire to leave children rotting in orphanages on the taxpayer dime rather than allow them adoption with loving same-sex parents.

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters commenter Bob Barnes adds:

Let’s not forget how NOM is pumping up the animus and tension with the accusations that non-discrimination laws that protect LGBT are taking away religious liberties for others. This has been a frequent topic this year with NOM and is a hot topic on their blogs that brings on much anger with their followers.

Amen. The only difference is that NOM has it’s affiliated partners do all the name calling and dirty work for them. When NOM refers to homos as HIV-infected, poo-eating pedophiles who wanna outlaw marriage, they do so by linking to other publications that have done it first. They later refer to these as “studies” and “popular opinion.”

Southern Poverty Law Center, are you listening?

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  • Pitou

    Im as Maggie for Halloween in Ptown. Cant. Wait! My friend is making me this fabulous fat suit!!!

  • Pitou

    *going as Maggie for Halloween.

    Also.. Im trying to come up with ideas to make the turkey neck. I need like a chicken cutlet or something. I was thinking those push-up bra cutlets but for really big titties. Her turkey neck is pretty big. And look at those hips/ass.. good lord.

  • Jonny

    Please correct “HOV” to “HIV” in the last paragraph. This comment doesn’t have to be posted, I just wanted to point out the error.

  • Mike in Asheville

    @Pitou: Think about the children — scary is one thing, but grotesque vile-spewing real-like monsters might be too frightening!

  • Little Kiwi

    of course they’re a hate group. they don’t exist to promote healthy happy heterosexual marriages, they exist solely to stop LGBT people from marrying. it’s an anti-gay group. you can’t be anti-gay and “not hateful” . tis impossible.

    yes. it’s a hategroup. hilariously, they’re now trying to pander to Jews in NY State. Hilarious. NOM, of course, is also Anti-Jewish. They only like their kind of “Christians”

    make no mistake, NOM thinks Ann Frank is sitting with Gandhi in Hell.

  • ewe

    It is way past time. Should have been done many yesterdays ago.

  • Jim Hlavac

    Actually, I’d declare them clinically insane and hustle them off to a psychiatrist for evaluation, or conversely, I’d claim they were knowingly & maliciously engaging in tort-actionable slander and libel and we should haul them into court and make them either prove their charges or pay a billion or two in restitution for sullying our lives, fortunes and sacred honor. But I have been called a radical before, indeed. But they don’t “hate” us, for how can you spend 10 to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, at a job making up fantasies about something if you hate reality? Oh yea, see first sentence, sorry.

  • TMikel

    Hell, yes it is time, and past time to label this hate group what it is – a hate group. The fact that most of its members are rabid insanity cases, foaming at the mouth and drooling whenever equal rights are mentioned should be a tip off about who they are. I pray every day that they are losing power and I do believe that more and more Americans are starting to realing just what these groups are. As the telvisted fundamentalist hate preachers continue to die, we can hope some sanity remains.

  • QJ201

    uh Duh, YES.

  • Marie Cohn

    B-b-but! I thought big purple Barney LOVED everybody!

  • Mav

    This lady is like a cartoon character.

    Canada is looking better and better all the time.

  • ewe

    @Mav: I wouldn’t go that far. Canada is not all that exciting folks. I don’t know why people think it’s so great.

  • MikeE

    @ewe: honestly, right now, it’s a far better place than the U.S.
    It doesn’t have RepubliKKKans, NOM, it has marriage equality, universal health care, it’s not at war with every friggen’ other country on the planet. Oh, and the rest of the planet don’t hate Canadians. The rest of the planet may not have much respect for Canadians, but that’s a shitload better than being perceived as being arrogant, stupid, and overweight.

    I think those are a few pretty good things about Canada.

  • Little Kiwi

    universal healthcare. full and total LGBT Equality under law, and protections from workplace and housing discrimination. hate-speech legislation. an economy that did not go under in 2008 (the Canadian dollar is currently higher than the US). affordable post-secondary education, a terrific public school system. liberal and progressive social cultures and when people find out you’re Canadian whilst traveling in Europe you’ll be invited in for a meal and oft given a bed to sleep in.


  • Cayenne

    @MikeE: And no African-Americans nor Demokkkrats.

  • Cayenne

    @Little Kiwi: Yeah, right! Europeans just love letting strangers into their homes to sleep. I think you watch too many old movies.

  • Kenny

    It’s time to declare that fat heifer’s body a hate group.

  • Skeloric

    Actually, the whole “they invite strangers in to sleep” has actually happened.
    A friend of mine was traveling in Europe and was going to stay at a Bed & Breakfast place there.
    When he arrived, she [the B&B owner/operator] was just getting ready to run off to handle an emergency that would have her gone all night.
    She was all set to to tell him that he wasn’t going to be able to stay they until she realized he was Canadian [has a Canadian passport] rather than an American.
    Suddenly, she went from thinking he was some evil vandalizing hoodlum to being a totally trustworthy person of perfect moral standing.
    Case closed for me — I’d rather be living in Canada.

  • Chad

    They should be classified as domestic terrorist. Then with Bush’s war on terrorism we can finally do something with them.

  • geoff

    I don’t know or care what “maggie”‘ actually believes – she failed at everything else and so now as long as the mormans and others pay her to spew hate and intolerance she will. See her for what she is- a paid whore. btw I’ve had nothing but great times in Montreal- and to Lil’ kiwi – would that the U.S. were more like Canada !

  • Marc

    Canada and Canadians are great, but don’t get too giddy. Foreign countries like them because they mind their own business, but anti gay shit happens in Canada too.

  • ewe

    @MikeE: I was speaking primarily about stimulating things in life such as modern art, music, films etc. The US is still at the top. FYI: There are plenty of overweight people in Canada. What are you trying to say. And cut the healthcare propaganda. For any one person you can find to promote it there is another Canadian that is not satisfied.

  • ewe

    @Skeloric: Then what’s stopping you? You should live wherever you want.

  • Mike

    At the very least they are a hate group. But lets be honest and call them what they really are: domestic terrorists.

  • Steve

    The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is a front group. The “churches” that decide the messaging and provide the funding, are the ones who really should be listed. They hide their identities, just as the people who funded the KKK hide their identities.

    Hate is ultimately self-defeating. In time, it turns inward and destroys itself. Opposition from groups like SPLC can hasten the process, but the direction and the ultimate result are unchanged. The “churches” that fund NOM are spending their power and authority on the effort, not just their money.

  • Pete n SFO

    @Steve: Abso-fuckin-lutely!!! I really don’t understand why more Americans are not alarmed that Khurches are buying themselves a larger & larger role in setting gov’t policy?! And, it’s not just NOM. There are many others as well whose primary purpose is to incorporate religion into policy.

    I suspect people dismiss this development b/c they think that it’s only about ‘the gays’ and they don’t have to know b/c it will never impact them… kinda like AIDS, right?

  • Robert in NYC

    It definitely is a hate group, but who gets to label it officially and make it stick?

    Ewe, who says NYC is at the top of those categories you mention? Are you aware that Italy has more than 60% of the world’s art for starters, most of it indigenous. Modern art exhibitions, maybe, film maybe, but the rest? Questionable. London has 240 museums, all free, while New York has 80, 60 of which are in Manhattan.

  • Skeloric

    @ewe: I’m on SSDI and due to my health issues don’t dare try to pick up and move… Plus my entire family is within 30 min drive.
    Otherwise, I’d probably be in Canada by now.

  • Troy

    I say Yes. It is time. NOM does nothing to PROTECT marriage and for people to give to this organization shows what kind of person they’re NOT

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