Brian Brown, the head of the anti-LGBTQ organization labeled an extremist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center has unveiled its agenda following the election of President-elect Donald Trump, which the National Organization for Marriage called an “unprecedented victory that has turned the establishment upside down.”
And from their tweet and the outline on NOM’s blog, it’s clear they’re just getting started.
The Plan, as it’s called — a name that evokes memories of the evil Cylons in the reboot of TV’s Battlestar Galactica — details four steps it will push the Trump Administration to undertake:
“We will work with President Trump to nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals who will adhere to the words and meaning of the constitution. Such justices will inevitably reverse the anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court imposing same-sex ‘marriage’ on the nation in the Obergefell decision, because that decision lacked any basis in the constitution.
“We will work with President Trump to rescind the illegal, over-reaching executive orders and directives issued by President Obama, including his dangerous “gender identity” directives, attempting to redefine gender just as he sought to redefine marriage.
“We will work with President Trump to reverse policies of the Obama administration that seek to coerce other countries into accepting same-sex ‘marriage’ as a condition of receiving US assistance and aid. It is fundamentally wrong for a president to become a lobbyist for the LGBT agenda, and we are confident that will end in the Trump administration.
“We will work with President Trump and Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which Mr. Trump supports. FADA is critical legislation to protect people who believe in marriage from being targeted by the government for persecution.
“This is a bright and exciting time for NOM, and we are committed to taking full advantage of the opportunity we have. Our voice and our views matter to the incoming administration, and that means your voice and views matter.”
Brown signed the blog post, concluding with a pitch for followers on social media, and this boast: “We’re excited about the future, and we are looking forward to work with the Trump administration to restore marriage, uphold gender, protect religious liberty and promote families.”
And as blogger JoeMyGod rightly points out, NOM is the last hate group in the U.S. that has upheld its support for the First Amendment Defense Act. Liberty Counsel, the Family Research Council and the American Family Association pulled their support when language was added to legalize discriminating against married heterosexual couples based on “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.”