Joe Mirabella

NOM's Hate Bus To Tour Iowa

Filed By Joe Mirabella | October 25, 2010 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: 2010 Election, bus tour, Iowa, marriage equality, NOM, Rick Santorum, Tony Perkins

NOM is going for yet another bus tour despite embarrassing failures for the past bus tours. This one is their "Judge Bus Tour."jbus_05.jpg
Bleeding Heartland
reports:

On Monday, Family Research Council Action and the National Organization for Marriage will launch a "Judge Bus Tour" to campaign against retaining Iowa Supreme Court justices Marsha Ternus, Michael Streit and David Baker. Organizers will take their bus through 45 Iowa counties, stopping at 20 planned rallies. Featured speakers at the rallies will include nationally-known heroes on the religious right: Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, Representative Steve King of Iowa's fifth Congressional district, and former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

My hunch is the big purple judge-hating bus will drive more votes toward retaining than ousting the Supreme Court justices.

I completely agree. Iowans are reasonable well educated people who can see through this crap faster than santorum runs.

Tour stops and dates after the jump

Nevertheless, NOM and Rick Santorum should not be left alone to meddle with the lives of Iowa's gays and lesbians.

If you are in Iowa, or near Iowa, you may enjoy showing your support for equality at the following locations:

Homegrown Justice Tour Kickoff: Des Moines
October 25, 2010, 9:00 AM
Iowa State Capitol
400 Finkbine Dr., Des Moines, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Council Bluffs
October 25, 2010 5:15 PM
Bayliss Park
158 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Sioux City
October 26, 2010 10:00 AM
Location TBA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Carroll
October 26, 2010 1:00 PM
Carroll County Courthouse
551 N. Court St., Carroll, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Mason City
October 26, 2010 5:30 PM
Central Park
75 1st St. NW, Mason City, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Waterloo/Cedar Falls
October 27, 2010 10:00 AM
Lincoln Park
451 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Cedar Rapids
October 27, 2010 12:30 PM
Linn County Courthouse
51 3rd Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Clinton
October 27, 2010 5:45 PM
Chancy Park
280 23rd Place, Clinton, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Davenport
October 28, 2010 10:00 AM
Lafayette Park
700 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA

Homegrown Justice Tour: Ottumwa
October 28, 2010 2:15 PM
Central Park
198 4th St., Ottumwa, IA

Hometown Justice Tour Finale: Des Moines
October 28, 2010 5:30 PM
Iowa Supreme Court
1111 E. Court Ave.


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Tony Perkins and Rick Santorum are both opposed not only to same-sex marriage, but the very legality of homosexuality. If you're going to be attending one of these things, it might be worth it to get Brian Brown on the record answering the following question:

"Mr. Brown, you've often sought to defend yourself and your movement against charges of homophobia, so what kind of message does it send when you openly associate with Santorum and Perkins, both of whom strongly support the criminalization of homosexuality?"

The trick is, whether or not Brown himself supports sodomy laws (I wouldn't be surprised if he does), the fact that NOM is partnering with the FRC while he's driving around with Santorum and Perkins indicates that he at least condones that view.

I guess the conversation has turned so far away from "judge not lest ye be judged" that it wasn't even a consideration when they named this?

That looks like nice bus. How much you all want to bet there's some sodomy going on in there?