|There would probably be more NOM supporters if the materials available at the rally included FREE FOOD. Who doesn’t show up for free food?
National Organization for Marriage strikes again, this time at the land where the Magic lives in Orlando, Florida at First Christian Church in Winter Park (Orlando), Florida. Based on reports that I have read about this event, 34 NOM supporters showed up for the event, and 134 same-sex marriage supporters showed up for the event. August 8, 2010 is a Sunday. It seems as if members of the First Christian Church congregation had better things to do aside from participating in the NOM anti-gay marriage protest.
What was NOM doing in Orlando in the first place? Why Orlando?
Originally, the event was supposed to be held in Tampa, but was changed last minute. NOM Tour Trackers were not allowed in the event, although local news reporters were allowed in. According to Brian Brown, president of NOM, Same-sex marriage is a threat to humanity.
So wait, Mr. Brian Brown is saying that same-sex marriage is more of a threat than world hunger, poverty, genocides, illnesses and diseases, persecution, sanitation in third world countries, human trafficking just to name a few? They would rather proclaim a false lie than actually help with the world’s global issues that affect everyday life? If you think same-sex marriage is a threat to marriage, then what about divorce?
Here’s my proposal: “If you want to save marriage, BAN DIVORCE!” It’s plain simple. What dissolves marriages? What ends marriages? Answer: Divorce.
Ellen Johnson, a NOM spokesperson, stated on an article from Sunshinestatenews.com, “Believe me, these people aren’t all sweetness and light. They can be very intimidating to the families on our bus. I wish they had stayed far away from us.”
The LGBT community members present at the NOM protest include same-sex families with their children, Sisters of Perpertual Indulgence, angels from Stand Up Florida, and various other LGBT organizations and supporters from all walks of life.
Who are they?
Taken from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence home page:
“The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service,ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights,respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.”
From Stand Up Florida’s website:
“It is the mission of Stand Up Florida to promote equality and secure equal rights for GLBTA persons throughout the State of Florida and beyond. We will work to achieve this goal through community organizing, local businesses, and government agencies. ”
So, this Ellen Johnson fears organizations who fight for equality? Sounds suspicious…
Another great protest by the LGBT community has been successful, and August 10 at North Carolina is NOM’s next stop. I heard there was an even greater turnout of LGBT community members who protested NOM’s Raleigh, NC rally. To see that the LGBT community is united in fighting against NOM, an anti-gay organization, brings joy to me because that say that the LGBT community is uniting in order to fight inequality, homophobia, and bigotry. Long live the LGBT community! Let there be equality among all!