National Organization for Marriage is up to its usual antics again with a new propaganda video titled “No Offense” featuring the ill-spoken Miss California herself, Carrie Prejean. (But in an unexpected twist, the video also features Perez Hilton and Joe Solmonese from HRC.) After weeks of Prejean defending her statement about same-sex marriage to the media and playing the victim (all this after being spotted partying with a transwoman), NOM has used this to illustrate just how evil queers are: We are opponents of free speech, honesty, marriage, religious liberty, the truth that gay marriage is bad, orphans, puppies, Jesus, America, people who have cancer, the canon of knowledge, beauty queens (Pardon me, I mean scholarship contestants.), babies and basically all things that are good. So maybe I embellished a bit after that whole “the truth that gay marriage is bad” part, but whatever. With all of the liberties organizations like NOM take with the truth, can’t I take a few of my own?
And NOM is right, pro-gay marriage activists do call opponents liars and bigots, but only because those are accurate statements. If misconceptions and outright lies weren’t being used in the arguments against gay marriage, it would probably be legal right now.
These same tactics were even seen yesterday at the U.S. House’s discussion of the Matthew Shepard federal hate crimes legislation. Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx stated that Matthew Shepard was murdered not because he was gay but because he was commiting a robbery and that is why the bill shouldn’t pass. This is a jaw-dropping lie, and it needs to stop. (It may be in your constituents’ best interest to get the facts before voting on their behalf. Just saying.)
And we might as well warm up to Miss California’s face, she is probably the new poster child for opponents of gay marriage.