Brian Brown, President of National Organization for Marriage came on MSNBC this morning to talk about same-sex marriage in New Hampshire being set to be repealed. He is joined by Craig Stowell, co-chair of Stand Up For New Hampshire Families.
Brian is 100% confident about the outcome and says, “I expect we are going to have a majority here. It would be historic to have a state vote and have a majority vote to say ‘this was wrong, we made a tragic mistake 2 years ago and we are gonna right that wrong and I expect to see a victory today.”
But what really happened in the House Of Representatives… we all know now. The Bill was defeated and same-sex marriage remains legal in the Granite State. The Republican dominated house rubbed Brian’s face raw against the granite of the Granite State.
Its been a great day for the LGBT community today. We had two victories in one day and when the victories are against National Organization for Marriage (NOM), it tastes even more sweet.
No. 1 and the most important: BILL HB437 which was introduced in New Hampshire to repeal the Same-Sex Marriage law was killed by the republican lead House of Representatives by a whopping 211-116 votes. This is a huge blow for NOM and an incredible but a shocking victory for us considering the House of Representatives in NH is totally GOP dominated.
The 2nd defeat for National Organization for Marriage was when the Director of corporate Fairness Project for NOM Mr. Jonathan Baker asked the CEO of STARBUCKS Mr. Howard Shultz about their declaration to support Same-Sex Marriage. Mr. Shultz’s response?
“Any decision of this type or magnitude has to be made with great thoughtfulness and I would assure you that a senior team at Starbucks discussed this. To be very candid with you, this was not something that was a difficult decision for us and we did share this with the board as well…. We made that decision, in our view, through the lens of humanity and being the kind of company that embraces diversity.” And the auditorium full of stock holders burst into a deafening applause.
Needless to say… NOM is not happy with this answer and has already started to plan its attack against STARBUCKS by designing a “Boycott Starbucks” website which will be launched soon asking people to pledge to boycott the company.
I am not a fan of STARBUCKS coffee, but I pledge to buy atleast 1 coffee every week from them from now on.
MSNBC rejected an ad about Tony Perkins, which shows how vile, hateful he and his Family Research Council is. Incidentally Tony had been invited 23 times on MSNBC just in the past year. Worth mentioning Family Research Council has been labled by Southern Poverty Law Centre as a hate group.
But here is what I figure why MSNBC refused to air the ad. The ad along with denouncing the bigoted and false claims of Perkins also criticizes MSNBC for giving him so much air-time. Which company in their right mind would publish something that paints them in a bad light?
If the organization had thought it out a little bit, they would have done the ad differently, by focusing and talking about just FRC and Perkins and not mention MSNBC (if their aim was to see that it airs on that perticular channel). Its like someone giving me a certificate which says I am a disgusting man and threat to the society and wants me to frame it and hang it in my living room.
Kirk Cameron came on CNN at Piers Morgan Tonight and blah’ed about his view of same-sex marriage.
Those who didn’t know who he is, or had forgotten about him, he was the teen actor in ‘Growing Pains‘ and now a self proclaimed born again Christian. Surprise! Surprise!
By the way…when I hear about ‘born again Christians’, I feel the church is recycling their old patrons as no new ones are coming through their doors.
So this refurbished Christian tells Piers Morgan that ‘marriage is defined by God‘ ( I wish I had the hotline no. so that I could talk to HIM too) and the usual that homosexuality is’ unnatural’ and ‘destructive’ to mankind.
In his words on same-sex marriage, “Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
When Piers asked what he will do if one of his 6 kids comes up to him and says that he is gay, Cameron said he will not tell him that its ok with him as long as he is happy but will have a heart to heart talk and try to explain to him how wrong it is. But I am personally more curious what he will do AFTER the heart to heart talk doesn’t acquire the desired result? Exorcism? Ex-gay therapy? Or disowning? Paving the path of another suicide or giving the society another mentally disturbed, self hating young adult?
His general take on homosexuality, “I think that it’s – it’s – it’s unnatural. I think that it’s – it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
I had forgotten how annoying Michele Bachmann‘s voice was. Everytime I see her, she makes my skin crawl.
But gotta admit, Piers Morgan brings back these assholes and rips them apart. Love him for that.
History in Grade 3 was about the medieval era. The world had emerged from the dark ages and were just stabilizing as a civilization. This was the early middle ages that gave us the societal pyramidal structure where the priests occupied the apex. The public, who were essentially an illiterate mass were controlled by the religious bodies. Any natural calamity (from floods, to famine) on which the humans had no control were stamped as God‘s wrath and sacrifices were demanded to appease HIM. Ofcourse in that era, sacrifices were in kind.
All these ‘sacrifices’ ensured a constant flow of daily needs into the temples and these messengers of God lived a comfortable life without really working for it and enjoyed the power over the mass.
Over the centuries, people became smarter, realized their folly in putting their faith and trust on these opportunists and there was a drastic shift in the structure of the society. The top position which was for all these years was occupied by the messengers of God were taken over by kings and the power changed hands. This was the foundation of the modern world as we know today.
In the modern world, for the longest time, America was hailed as THE country. The rest of the world looked up to it, partly in fear and party in awe. And today, in that same America, which is now just a shimmering shadow of its once glorious past, I hear/read of messengers of God talking about His wrath and how we need to appease Him ( Westboro Baptist Church ), Michele Bachmann ( who said God wanted her to run for presidency ); a quote now taken by Rick Santorum ( either they misinterpreted His orders or God is really getting old and has amnesia, so forgot He had already asked Bachmann to run for president and now asking Santorum ). National Organization for Marriage ( NOM ) asking for donations..( read as sacrifices ) to restore marriage as GOD wanted it to be. The latest being Pat Robertson who claimed the tornadoes to hit Indiana could have been avoided with prayers.
So it looks like we have (or atleast America has ) gone back to the middle ages and the pyramidal structure is once again changing where the apex is in the verge of getting reclaimed by the men of God. I always thought this was bound to happen once this world is destroyed at the end of this year and we start all over again with the dawn of civilization.
But by the looks of it, America has bypassed the destruction of the world bit and the stone age and directly jumped to the medieval era. And that makes me think, maybe that’s what Mayan calendar meant when it predicted that 2012 is going to be the end of the world ( or the world as we know it now). It has all of a sudden started to make sense.
For a change…a little bit of gay humour. Enjoy…