It's difficult to make it through an entire video clip of NOM's executive director Brian Brown anymore but when I can I get a horrible déjà vu of Chatty Cathy. Somebody PLEASE stop pulling that string!
Mr. Brown's "ban same sex marriage" talking points are so repetitive Chatty Cathy would actually be more entertaining to listen to.
This next DC Channel 8 News interview with Mr. Brown illustrates my point.
Did you count how many times Brian used the phase bigot to play the victim card? Six. How many times did Brian shift the focus back to "redefining marriage" and "marriage between a man and a woman"? I lost track.
Brian tells us why this strategy works on NOM's website
Language to avoid at all costs: "Ban same-sex marriage". Our base loves this wording. So do supporters of SSM. They know it causes us to lose about ten percentage points in polls. Don't use it. Say we're against "redefining marriage" or in favor or "marriage as the union of husband and wife" NEVER "banning same-sex marriage."
Legal scholars state extending the civil right of marriage to gays and lesbians will NOT impact small businesses and religious organizations as long as "religious accommodations" are provided. Brian doesn't seem to care though and this next exchange between Brian Brown and David Shuster, MSNBC, is by far the best take-down I've seen of his "arguments"
Note how Brian kept trying to bring the focus back to "redefining marriage"? The fact of the matter is Brian Brown wants to "ban same-sex marriage" period. He knows there is no legitimate reason for denying gays and lesbians the civil right of marriage so he has to make up reasons which he knows will play on people's fears. He does this by demonizing gays and lesbians; if we allow gays and lesbians to marry they'll recruit our children. Here's my response to that fear tactic.
One has to wonder why Brian is so passionate about keeping same-sex couples from marrying. Is Brian Brown a bigot? Perhaps this will be the topic of my next post. Stay tuned.