By now we're used to outrageous fundraising emails from the anti-gay right -- "If you don't send us at least $100 by midnight tonight, hordes of oversized drag queens will overrun your child's elementary school and teach them about fisting!" and suchlike. Messages with these kinds of exaggerated claims have long been effective at scaring recipients into sending their hard-earned cash to anyone who promises to keep the gays away and maintain the comfort of the status quo.
But in an email sent to supporters today, the paradoxically-named "National Organization for Marriage" outdid itself in the absurdity department. NOM's Brian Brown, the nation's premiere proponent of marriage discrimination, begged members to send up to $1,000 so that his group could continue working tirelessly to expose the "biggest lie of all" about same-sex marriage.
What is this lie, you ask? Why, the "terrible lie" that marriage equality is (Dun dun DUN!) "simply about couples who just want to love each other, receive civil protections and leave everyone else alone," of course.
Seriously. More, including a screen grab, after the jump.