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Gay Tea Party activist denounces same-sex marriage at NOM rally

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Doug Mainwaring, the openly gay founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, spoke towards the end of the National Organization for Marriage’s rally on the National Mall today where he warned that same-sex marriage will “unravel” marriage and “undefine children.”

Mainwaring, who in an essay wrote that he lives with his ex-wife but “because of my predilections, we deny our own sexual impulses,” urged the Supreme Court to “ignore the media’s relentless, manufactured urgency to institute same-sex marriage.”

“As a gay man, I can state categorically, it is not homophobic to oppose same-sex marriage,” Mainwaring told the crowd, “to the Supreme Court, legislators and jurists around the country: slow this train down.”

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  1. Stone him! Like in the bible! ;p

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:37pm
  2. self loathing perhaps?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:37pm
  3. Psst, Gay Mafia, do you see this?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:38pm
  4. WTF is wrong with people?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:38pm
  5. if only this speech took place in las vegas…then it’d be a case of: fear and loathing in las vegas!!! haha

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:38pm
  6. Can we stop going backwards? For fucks sake.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:38pm
  7. good example of the long term effects of ignorance….

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:38pm
  8. Doug drank too much cool aid

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  9. What a NUT!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  10. |:

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  11. someone should look into how much he is being paid

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  12. Someone’s got a case of Marcus Bachmann syndrome.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  13. So stupid!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  14. An idiot. A total, self-loathing, pompous twit.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm
  15. I’m really starting to understand why sometimes, all people have in them to say is “SMH”

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  16. What a jack ass.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  17. What a sad man… Even if being anti-gay marriage isn’t homophobic, it’s still unconstitutional. Use your words for love and support, not for slowing down life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Act like an American.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  18. His poor wife.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  19. what the f**k does “undefine” children mean? these dipshits play well where people are dumb

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  20. …wait…what?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  21. Om nom nom rally?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  22. ‹(•¿•)›

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  23. self hate much? stupid fucker!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  24. How sad.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  25. HE JUST LOST ALL OF HIS PRINCESS POINTS!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  26. LGBT republicans (both in and out of the closet) are the saddest self-loathing losers on the planet. I truly feel sorry for them

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:40pm
  27. He’s gay and yet a tea partier! Wow. Can you say conflicted!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:41pm
  28. He is a jealous closet case tied to his past, so he wants to be a douche bag and shit on anyone else’s happiness. His opinion is not needed! Nor does it affect where we are going!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:41pm
  29. I just want to ask him why? Does he not love? Or is he jealous?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:41pm
  30. Wtf!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:41pm
  31. Darling, you can spout all the fiscally conservative jingoisms that can fall out of your mouth, however, the Teahadi/Republican Party will never, ever accept your gay ass!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:41pm
  32. He’s an idiot.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:41pm
  33. WHAT A FUCKING HYPOCRITE…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
  34. SAY WHAT???? FOOL SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
  35. internalized oppression that has led to horizontal oppression…..

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
  36. BOOoooooooooooooooooo

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
  37. As an American…i support his right to free speech and if that’s the way he feels, it’s his right to do so. If he doesn’t want to get married (more like no one wants to marry him anyway?)….it’s his right to do so, same as any other care-free hetero guy.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
  38. I find it interesting that this self proclaimed “gay” man is against same sex marriage … as with the rest of the NOM speakers and supporters it seems very suspicious to me. I wonder if this man will “out” himself as heterosexual at the end of the marriage discrimination legislation?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
  39. What the hell does “undefine children” mean? If we were talking about adoption rights would this asshat use the same expression? Gah!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:43pm
  40. how queer that someone would turn against his own people. and before someone starts bashing me for using the word queer, if you understand the meaning of the word then you’ll know i didnt use it in the bigotry/hatred form. “Queer= against nature”

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:43pm
  41. What an embarrassment…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:43pm
  42. Seriously, not into gay marriage,…just don’t marry a gay!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:43pm
  43. Another self hater. Hitler had a Jewish Field Marshal in the Luftwaffe so nothing surprises me.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:44pm
  44. This is a paid spokesperson.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:45pm
  45. Gay version of Benedict Arnold …

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:45pm
  46. yet someone else with an identity problem

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:45pm
  47. and divorces don’t?!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:46pm
  48. He isn’t part of the community that I care to associate with.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:46pm
  49. OxyMORON

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:46pm
  50. he thinks he can’t be hateful because he’s gay. that just makes him stupid on top of being hateful. hate is hate is hate. he must despise what he sees in the mirror and i imagine he’s tortured by it. i won’t shed one tear or feel bad for him, though, until he stops trying to make others pay for his self-loathing.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:47pm
  51. He should go back in the closet and stay there.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:47pm
  52. WTF?!?! NOW I have seen everything >.<

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:47pm
  53. wonder how much NOM paid hi

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:47pm
  54. Self loathing piece of shit!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:48pm
  55. It’s like being a Jew for Hitler.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:48pm
  56. Definitely has self-hatred issues….

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:49pm
  57. Whackerdoodle

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:49pm
  58. When he wakes up, someone better put him on suicide watch.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:51pm
  59. How could any self respecting gay man be a tea party activist, let alone denounce marriage equality?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:51pm
  60. Great to see all the red equals!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:51pm
  61. WHY do we even pay attention to SUCH MORON!!! Stop acknowledging these people; they are IMBECILES!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:52pm
  62. I’m sorry. I can’t. Making snarky comments about Log Cabin Republicans or Tea-Bagger fools is like booing at the Special Olympics.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:52pm
  63. this is textbook internalized homophobia with dangerous implications

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:54pm
  64. RED EQUAL. STICK IT ALL OVER HIM

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:54pm
  65. the guy probably just is gay in word.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:55pm
  66. Ummm, what did I just read??

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:55pm
  67. what a dickhead!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:55pm
  68. He is free to deny himself and be miserable. Do not force others to do the same.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:56pm
  69. The prime example of internalized homophobia or just fucking stupid!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:56pm
  70. he’s just a sad pathetic bitter man; he hasn’t had dates in years and now he’s hateful about it.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:57pm
  71. What a self-loathing jackass.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:57pm
  72. Disgusting

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:58pm
  73. That makes no sense. Why is he in the tea party?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:59pm
  74. Sellout piece of trash…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:59pm
  75. Can We Say Seriously Confused???/

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:59pm
  76. A straight man pretender?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:00pm
  77. He certainly has the constitutional right to impose a self-denial of who he is and always feel an emptiness for the rest of his life. But he does not have the right to impose that internal conflict upon the rest of us.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:01pm
  78. Someone take away his Gay Card. It’s now revoked.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:02pm
  79. Unbelievable. His words here doesn’t matter. HE won’t matter. The “Train” is already in full force. Full steam ahead everybody! Too, too late Mr Mainwaring. WAY too late. You are now forever on the wrong side of history.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:02pm
  80. perhaps this guy lends new meaning to the phrase “gay for pay.” Perhaps he isn’t gay at all but is being paid to say he is in order to make NOM and the teabaggers (how can anyone say that and not snicker) look well rounded and not at all biggoted. Perhaps this charade is totally transparent. I find it interesting that he is “speaking out” just as the Supreme Court is taking on the mantle of equality. hmmmm.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:03pm
  81. hes not confused hes just another worthless little self loathing faggot ..

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:04pm
  82. umm loss of words here,, a gay man living with ex wife saying these things,, now here is someone confused

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:04pm
  83. He has a fb page incase anyone wants to tell him what a disgusting bitter sad old queen he is…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:05pm
  84. pathetic self loathing bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:06pm
  85. .,w0w, who needs a white old evangelical republican homophobic bigot when you have a gay bigot!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:11pm
  86. This guy needs at good therapist. Talk about screwed up.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:12pm
  87. FUCK HIM.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:13pm
  88. What a sad, disgusting man. Truly a clear case for Euthanasia.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:14pm
  89. wow talk about screwed up

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:15pm
  90. wow talk about screwed up

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:16pm
  91. There are anti-semitic Jews and pro-gay Republicans. Some people are just plain stupid and make NO sense whatsoever!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:17pm
  92. Imagine expecting to be treated like a second-class citizen. Odd indeed.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:21pm
  93. They keep saying that we (gay people) will Desocrate what marriage is all about, but NOT ONE has yet to tell us HOW…Put up or shut up… for those againt equality, including marriage, but not limited to, is descrimination. To those people I ask, do you also descriminate against interacial marriage, religions other than your own, races other than your own, nationalities other than your own, do you allow your children to play with children that are equail to them?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:25pm
  94. A-HOLE

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:31pm
  95. A mind is a horrible thing to waste…he IS wasted.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:33pm
  96. unravel marraige, undefine children?? HOW? Doesn’t divorce do that – he should be campaigning against that

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:41pm
  97. IF he doesnt believe two of same sex shoukd marry, than all he has to do is not marry the same sex. Stupid idiot! Let other chose and have the same rights. Stupid Idiot…!! Oh, wait i said that already.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:47pm
  98. Wow I’m really confused. What was the purpose of his jibber jabber?? I get where he’s coming from but…. Does he not want LGBTQ people to have equal rights and opportunities?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:49pm
  99. However, he was married to a woman? Wow…. I’m so confused. Lol. Someone help!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:49pm
  100. nothing like a little self hatred and intolerance…just what the Tea-Baggers like!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:51pm
  101. IDIOT!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:05pm
  102. Closeted straight douchebag

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:17pm
  103. and Ann Coulter thinks women should not have the right to vote….
    stupid people are everywhere… stop giving them air time and they will go away.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:25pm
  104. Hey Doug don’t dare speak for me you ugly dog

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:34pm
  105. Just an old closet Queen

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:39pm
  106. I just left this message with ole Doug’s facebook:

    Doug, I am Gay and partnered and I will be married and one day it will be mandated just like interracial marriage was and just like the black vote had to be. Sometimes as humans we have to push through the laws that hurt all the people.

    You are a gay man and should be ashamed of yourself for your attitude. Gay marriage never hurt any straight couples or their kids. I know you are being paid to say what you are saying by conservatives but on the outside chance you are saying your crap because you believe it.

    Then I hope no man ever finds you attractive or wants to be your partner. To deny yourself is to deny your life.

    Catherine Haig Bonjukian Patten.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:45pm
  107. wow. thats incredible.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:48pm
  108. What a dumbass.. He’s a poser.. He’s not gay..

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:02pm
  109. And by “like” I mean “threw up a little”

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:11pm
  110. Reminds me of the idea that some slaves preferred to be in the care of their slave owners. But that is a reflection of the masochist desire in some humans. Also his Ex-Wife need to wake up and go be happy without him.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:21pm
  111. yeah, he spoke at a legislative hearing in MN against the equal marriage bill here too, apparently you all missed that. He is just a conservative brain washed douche.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:21pm
  112. Here is a face of an idiot on this important day.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:51pm
  113. Me thinks the fool doth protest too much…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:54pm
  114. WHAT A FOOL! So typical of these MORONS to stand up for a cause that is AGAINST THEIR BEST INTERESTS! On the other hand, what open minded, free thinking gay man would want this JERK to be his husband anyway?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:15pm
  115. wow, that’s not right at all.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:17pm
  116. Odd why he thinks his opinion counts when he obviously has problems

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:08am
  117. Uncle Tom?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:27am
  118. Did he mention WHEN he made his pact with the Devil?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:59am
  119. Sad really. He appears to have some mental issues.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:25am
  120. He is a douche and his ex wife is an idiot

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:21am
  121. ……

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:01am
  122. please gay men do not sleep with this douchebag.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:23am
  123. A person is a person regardless of how they choose to spend their life.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:31am
  124. Self loathing is right. What the hell is he afraid of and why does he need to ‘control’ his natural inclination? To what end? Obviously he thinks being gay or lesbian is bad or shameful. As a proud gay american it is sad to hear these stories in this day and age.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:49am
  125. This is sad for him to to this as a gay man to denounce his rights

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:05am