Bil Browning

NOM's Pakistani Chapter?

Filed By Bil Browning | July 05, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: anti-gay, National Organization for Marriage, NOM, Pakistan

Has the National Organization for Marriage nutjobs opened up a chapter in Pakistan? Religious fundies in the country are up in arms over the US embassy's pride celebration earlier this month. gay hate sign at the Indianapolis NOM anti-gay marriage rallyOf course the solution to celebrating diversity is a holy war.

Around 100 demonstrators in the southern port city of Karachi protested, calling the meeting "an assault on Pakistan's Islamic culture", while there were similar demonstrations in the capital Islamabad and in Lahore.

"We condemn the American conspiracy to encourage bisexualism in our country," said Mohammad Hussain Mehnati, city chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan's largest Islamic party, while leading a rally.

"They have destroyed us physically, imposed the so-called war on terrorism on us and now they have unleashed cultural terrorism on us," he said above the din of slogans of "Death to America" by his party cadres.

"This meeting shows cruel America has unleashed a storm of immoral values on our great Islamic values, which we'll resist at all costs," Mehnati said.

Oh, wait. That photo's not from Pakistan! It's from the Indianapolis anti-gay NOM rally. It's so hard to distinguish one rightwing nutjob group that wants to kill queers from another one anymore...

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