Brian Brown, president of the paradoxically-named National Organization for Marriage and one of America's most outspoken proponents of marriage discrimination, has been losing badly here in the United States, as momentum for LGBT equality continues surging forward. Consequently, Brown's spending a lot more time overseas these days, exporting his crusade against LGBT couples and families to countries like France, Spain, and Russia.
Now, new evidence unearthed by GLAAD's Jeremy Hooper suggests that Brown is making a major effort to expand his international profile by joining the board of CitizenGO, an international anti-gay group. Hooper writes,
In addition to considerable focus on marriage inequality, CitizenGO also promotes and/or directs campaigns in support of speakers who claim that "homosexual activists have played a integral role in the rise of Fascist politics, including Nazism," against the World Health Organization's supposed "promotion" of homosexuality, against Canadian pride parades, and much more.
The group also endorses Russia's draconian ban on gay "propaganda" and hosts a petition in support of Scott Lively, a notorious hate group leader who outrageously claims that gays masterminded the Holocaust and traveled to Uganda to lay the foundations for that country's infamous "Kill the Gays" bill. (Click here and here to learn more about Scott Lively and why he's a deadly figure in the global war on LGBT people.)
Finally, Brian's other organization, ActRight -- the conservative social action website that he runs in addition to his gig at NOM -- has apparently swallowed CitizenGO: Hooper discovered that the CitizenGO logo now includes the text "Member of the ActRight Family" underneath.
These revelations provide the clearest evidence yet that Brown is building his brand internationally in an effort to export his toxic brand of bigotry worldwide. From the looks of things, no matter when the battle for LGBT equality is won in the United States, Brian Brown intends to keep hurting LGBT families around the planet for a long, long time.