Cognitive Dissonance

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In Secret Documents, Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays, Blacks

Who’s shocked? National Organization for Marriage (NOM) sought to continue “fanning hostility” and aimed to “sideswipe Obama” by finding “attractive black Democrats” to challenge “white gay marriage advocates” in elections. More on this:

"The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies," says an internal report on 2008 and 2009 campaigns, in a section titled the “Not A Civil Right Project.”

"Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage, develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots," advises the document, which is a road map to the successful campaign against same-sex marriage in California.

The document also targets Hispanic voters, whom conservatives have long hoped would join the backlash against gay rights.

"The Latino vote in America is a key swing vote, and will be so even more so in the future, both because of demographic growth and inherent uncertainty: Will the process of assimilation to the dominant Anglo culture lead Hispanics to abandon traditional family values?" the document asks. "We must interrupt this process of assimilation by making support for marriage a key badge of Latino identity - a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation."

NOM — heartless, homophobic, AND racist! 

Filed under NOM National Organization for Marriage politics marriage equality racism race bigotry GLBTQ homophobia same-sex marriage conservative conservatives GOP GLBT GLBTQ Rights

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    No different than splitting the black and jewish parts of the civil rights movement. THEY were so successful at...
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    Anything in the quest for power.
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