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NOM makes tasteless reference to gay Congressman’s newborn son

Monday, October 3, 2011

There are times that the National Organization for Marriage is so anti-gay that it burns — such as the post on its blog regarding the birth of Congressman Jared Polisnewborn son:

“We have no clue whether it was a planned motherless family or whether he and his partner stepped in to give a motherless child a family — since he will not say,” NOM said in a blog post Monday. “But he and his partner are proud to announce they were both ‘very excited to become new parents.’”

A simple congratulations would have been nice. Or, since the organization does not agree with same-sex couples raising children (or existing in dignity), maybe a little silence would have been in order.

We can all predict what’s going to happen next. Should NOM catch any flack from this, the organization will quickly whine about how it’s being “persecuted,” leaving many of us to wonder what ever happened to the good old days when “Christians” could make tasteless comments about newborns without reprisal.

Seems to me that a so-called moral organization shouldn’t sound like bullies on the playground.

That’s what NOM comes across as here — bullies on a playground poking fun at a little boy for living in a same-sex household:

“You don’t have a mother! You don’t have a mother!”

On Friday, Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) and his domestic partner Marlon Reis, announced the birth of their son, Caspian Julius. Polis becomes the first openly gay member of Congress to become a parent.

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26 more reader comments:

  1. Oh, NOM will burn all right…

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:59pm
  2. They are evil, uneducated thugs… you expected more from them?

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:00pm
  3. It never ceases to amaze me that organizations that say that they are founded and guided by family values, can say things which cause so much psychological damage. For me family values are about valuing others, caring for those you love and espousing ways of interacting with each other which brings happiness – these people seem to do the opposite

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:01pm
  4. Tax the phucking hell out of NOM

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:04pm
  5. im sorry but how does NOM being a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites qualify as NEWs?

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:04pm
  6. I cannot wait for the day when Gay Marriage is legal on a federal level, and same gender couples with kids are so common place that organizations like NOM will just cease to exist. Right now I want to just tell them publicly to SHUT THE F**K UP!!! That is going to be my new thing… Maybe I’ll even have T-shirts printed. It’s the only thing to say to these ignorant groups. Join me…. SHUT THE F**K UP!!! Thanks for letting me vent… Love to all… Michael.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:06pm
  7. Yep it does, Jakub. We must never miss an opportunity to remind folks how hypocritical and putrid this organization is. Remind folks until it sinks in and not just those of us who may agree with that assessment from the get-go.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:07pm
  8. NOM is the very low of the low.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:12pm
  9. How does it go.. What you do to the least of my breathen you do to me… riduculing any infant NOM, what do you think your Jesus would say now????

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:13pm
  10. I’m pretty sure that it was a planned “motherless” family. And what kind of intelligent question is that? But then again, what kind of intelligent organization is NOM?

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:32pm
  11. what’s nom?

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:05pm
  12. Yeah we’ll if you ask me, they burn themselves when they act this stupid. Either there is something wrong with us or there isn’t.(to them) They don’t have to play make believe to satisfy their hate at our cost.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:14pm
  13. Tasteless people make tasteless comments, Matthew 15:11
    New International Version (NIV)
    11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” this is Jesus speaking.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:31pm
  14. Thank you for seperating nom from christianity im sick of the way they try to represent Jesus. NOM are no better than the pharisees that crucified Jesus

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:02pm
  15. You know why those cretins at NOM said that, don’t you? It’s because there’s nothing they can say that’s positive..nothing at all..they only exist to hate and deny. I find it totally inappropriate for NOM to pass judgement in the first place! NOM is THE prime example of what hypocrites are.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:32pm
  16. Goddamned cretinic hypocrites…>:-(

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:33pm
  17. NOM doesn’t represent me, a Christian clergy woman and doesn’t do a damn thing to protect marriage! Twits!

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:48pm
  18. if you have nothing nice to say then dont say anything. any normal person can tell you that and if anyone says otherwise then they themselves r a danger to society

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:59pm
  19. and if a child has no mother because she left it to be adopted,or she died or wnet away from her/him…the child has no mother doesnt matter what gender your parents are,it does matter that they respect,love and protect you and educate you the best they can.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:19pm
  20. NOM is just mad Gay Americans can adopt.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:26pm
  21. Congratulations from one joyful parent to another. Love and Peace to all 3. Now the really hard part begins, parenthood!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12:50am
  22. No NOM, this child was PLANNED FOR, unlike many of yours who end up in foster care or being put up for adoption and end up getting raised by LGBT couples because the straight people who had them didn’t want them.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:07am
  23. Congratulations to the new family! God bless!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 5:01am
  24. they will get theirs when the judgement days comes and st peter will say to them, sorry, we only take loving christian not people who spent their whole life hating. off to purgatory for you.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 3:32pm
  25. nom, you have absolutely NO right to say that. You deserve to be disbanded, immediately, and your “director” fired. What matters is that this child is LOVED by both of his parents.

    Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:47pm
  26. Well, no gay couple becomes parents by accident! Since some of the straight parents become parents by accident they might not be prepared and make poor parents! Of course, some straight accidental parents are wonderful parents (such as my grandparents; my father was an “accident”), but some just aren’t emotionally or otherwise prepared. Also, some non-accidental parents won’t be good parents, but the non-preparedness aspect will be non-existent with same sex parents.

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:46am