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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:32 AM

NOM Now Warning Against Young People Having Gay Friends

The National Organization for Marriage has sunk to a new low of intolerance. In a “Thanksgiving Message” from Jennifer Roback Morse of NOM’s Ruth Institute, she warns that young people are being “pressured” to support LGBT equality because they have gay friends and peers. Morse relates a story of a Catholic resident assistant (RA) at a college who didn’t want to participate in the “drag party” being organized by her gay supervisor. The supervisor “really leaning on her” and tried to “make her feel bad, make her look bad,” an example of a pro-LGBT strategy that Morse feels is a much more significant threat than the media:

MORSE: I think a lot of our students are encountering this type of situation in their dorms and on their college campuses… What I want to say to you, is that the other side has RAs in the dorm where your young people are going to school. There’s no TV message that is going to do the job of countering that type of influence. Somebody’s got to be there talking to young people one at a time in the places where they’re hanging out and doing the things that they’re doing. There’s no mass media strategy by itself that will solve this problem.

And this holiday season, when your young people come home from college, ask them about this. Ask them if they have a gay RA in their dorms… So please, talk to your young people about this and see what kind of pressure they may be under that maybe even they don’t realize how much it’s having an impact upon them.

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/11/26/1233911/nom-now-warning-against-young-people-having-gay-friends/?mobile=nc

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:34 AM

1. i almost pity these people.

so wound up in their hate. but then i think of all the damage they do.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:36 AM

2. I'm suspicious of this story. A "drag party" organized by a lead Resident Advisor?

One, that doesn't sound particularly pro-gay. It sounds like something a sorority or fraternity might organize to make fun of gay people.

There was an openly gay RA in my dorm in college. He didn't organize drag parties. He did his schoolwork and tried to keep the sophomores on his hall from setting the dorm on fire.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:39 AM

6. lol

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:51 AM

10. That second task was a full-time job, too.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:36 AM

3. Yes, so horrible!

They are being made to feel bad for being bigots! And it's terrible how if you expand your experiences and the people you know, sometimes you will realize that the prejudices you had are wrong and hurtful and actually grow as a human being and CHANGE the way you think! It's really something to guard against.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:38 AM

4. It really is something to guard against if one is invested in continuing hatred and intolerance.

And some people's very lucrative jobs might go away if nobody cared about passing laws against gay people anymore. There's a lot at stake!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:39 AM

5. Wow- the paranoia of these crackpots seems to have no limits.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:46 AM

7. These people are some of the most horrible elements of society.

If there is a just God they will spend eternity in the deepest, darkest circle of Hell.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:49 AM

8. On the bright side, the fact that NOM felt the need to issue this.....


....... shows how desperate and marginalized they have become.


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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:50 AM

9. Since NOM is a Christian/Mormon religious group, where is the strong opposing

statement from all of the 'we're not like them' Christians? This sort of thing should make faith folk furiuos, to see their Lord used as a tool of hate, but they always remain silent partners to NOM.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:58 AM

11. These hate groups are becoming self parodies almost.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:56 AM

12. Oooh ooh ooooh oooh oooh--is it.....CATCHING?

Good grief, what nitwits!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:03 PM

13. My kids would have laughed at, and shunned, any fool talking that kind of hateful, ignorant trash.

I'm grateful that they were way too smart and kind to get sucked into any of those heinous pseudo-christian hate cults.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:54 AM

14. Of course, you don't want them gettin' teh gay

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:58 AM

15. NOM is full of self hating closeted people.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:00 AM

16. Lewis Black on the idea that homosexuality is a threat to the American family:

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