nat'l org for marriage

‘The marriage equality folks are making this a boycott threat’

SOUNDBITES — “It’s stressful, it’s sorrowful, it’s saddening. The marriage equality folks are making this a boycott threat. That’s sad. It has become our job now to remind Rhode Islanders that this is what’s to come. … [The event is] held by an organization that, whatever you think of our politics, is not religious, we accept folks of all faiths and of no faith.” —National Organization for Marriage staffer Christopher Plante on coffee chain Tim Hortons pulling its support for NOM’s Rhode Island “Celebrate Marriage & Family Day”

NB: We do, however, appreciate Mr. Plante calling us the marriage equality contingent. ‘Cause NOM sure as hell isn’t.

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2 Comments

  • Chuck Anziulewicz

    Event organizer Christopher Plante says, “It’s held by an organization that, whatever you think of our politics, is not religious, we accept folks of all faiths and of no faith.”

    WHO IS HE TRYING TO KID? The music at this event is being provided by local church gospel groups. And if you go to the NOM Rhode Island website, you’ll read the following: “This is a great opportunity to take a stand for marriage as God ordained it. Our goal is to esteem marriage to its proper place in society and make a statement that Christians in Rhode Island believe strongly in this cherished institution.”

    Well I’m sorry about Christopher’s luck, but this isn’t a theocracy. And for him to single out Christianity as the be-all and end-all of religious faith is very telling indeed.

  • galefan2004

    Boycott all you want. I mean, seriously has NOM learned nothing. When it goes boycott crazy its actually good for business because it makes these chains get national wanted attention, and NOM is losing the battle. The side that is right is winning and has many more people. So, when NOM starts a boycott business actually goes up for these companies.

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