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National Organization for Marriage is now attacking same-sex families

Friday, September 9, 2011

According to Equality Matters, the Ruth Institute — a group affiliated with the National Organization for Marriage, is pushing nonsense which attacks same-sex families:


On September 7, the Ruth Institute published excerpts from a column written by David van Gend, a spokesman for the Family Council of Queensland in Australia. Van Gend has previously encouraged gay people to “escape the suffering of same-sex attraction” through so-called ex-gay therapy. Yeah, it’s going to be one of those columns.

In his piece, Van Gend makes clear that it’s not just marriage equality he’s opposed to – it’s any law that allows same-sex couples to raise children:

Obviously there are tragic situations where a child cannot have both a mum and a dad, such as the death or desertion of a parent, but that is not a situation we would ever wish upon a child, and that is not a situation that any government should inflict upon a child. Yet legalizing same-sex marriage will inflict that deprivation on a child. That is why it is wrong, and that is why all laws are wrong that permit single people or same-sex couples to obtain a child by IVF, surrogacy, or adoption. [emphasis added]

Van Gend’s full column is also bursting at the seams with anti-gay misinformation, including:

Opposing same-sex parenting, repeating long-disproved anti-gay talking points, and partnering with known hate groups – all in a day’s work at NOM.

They just can’t help themselves, can they?  Time to add more reasons to my Why NOM is bigoted list.

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8 more reader comments:

  1. The Ruth Institute is as nefarious as NOM itself, if not worse. Using pseudo-science, lies, and deceit to push Catholic dogma and legislate that garbage from the pulpit.

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 8:14am
  2. Don’t like it :-(

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 8:29am
  3. “escape the SUFFERING of same-sex attraction”?! really? Suffering was growing up Mormon! I thank God everyday their programming wore off! :)

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 8:32am
  4. Really, how are ssm’s a threat to Christians? We aren’t attacking them!

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 9:06am
  5. *dislike* its too early for me to think of an appropriate comment so I will just say ppl are assholes.

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 9:06am
  6. Wtf people are so messed up….I hate close minded assholes.

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 9:19am
  7. I wonder what these freaks would do if their children were smothered in their sleep in the way they would like to get rid of families of same sex couples.

    Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:14am
  8. Why can’t they just die a slow and quiet death?

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:08pm