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.
When I saw Maggie Gallaghar, the first thing it reminded me was of a toad. Then when I heard her speak, it reminded me of a fable about a toad who lived in the bottom of a well for all its life and hence came to think that the well was the entire world. It didn’t and couldn’t comprehend a world beyond the high walls of it.
Like Brian Brown, who was called upon on FOX News ( watch it here) and bombarded with questions about his organization’s stance on same-sex marriage and made a fool of, Maggie went through a similar process but this time on MSNBC in “Up With Chris Hayes“. NOM’s entire foundation is built on lies and Maggie being the co-founder of National Organization for Marriage, its little surprising that all her arguments were false.
From denying advocating gay reparative therapy to trying to establish homosexuality as a pathological disfunction, her lies spread in every word that came out of her mouth.
But as I mentioned the similarity between her and that toad in the well, which goes beyond the physical likeness, is amazing. Add stupidity to that. By coming to these maga chanels time after time and making a fool of themselves, they are actually making it easy for the gay rights activists job to expose them, quite easy. Nothing can show their baseless, bigoted, hateful actions to the mass better than these talk shows which are watched by millions.
If they were smart enough, they would refuse to appear on tv. But their thirst for publicity is so great, they come again and again on national television and get ripped by the hosts. And as a result, what would have taken a lot of energy, hard work precious time and not to mention, man power (to make the mass see through the false vail of NOM) is made easy. And what can be better than when its done by themselves.
I hope they keep on coming and make an ass of themselves, in her case a toad of herself and we will be just fine.