In case some of you do not know, there is a huge controversy in France regarding the possible legalization of marriage equality and gays adopting children and naturally the National Organization for Marriage is over there causing chaos and exploiting fears about gays and children in hopes of driving down the percentage of those who support the efforts.
Yesterday, there was a huge march against marriage equality in France in which NOM took part in or had something to do with causing - we know how this organization is when it comes to astroturfing. In fact, Jeremy Hooper has proof of NOM's filthy fingerprints
with the anti-marriage equality doings in France.
But what catches my attention - and makes me absolutely nauseous, are some comic strips on NOM's blog
which supposedly comes from French artists:
|OK, I will accept that I have 2 Moms"|
"But, then where is my Dad?"
|Man on the left: “This child makes me feel hopeless”|
Man on the right: "Yes, she refuses to open to modernity”
|But actually…. I would have loved to have a Mom”|
“You are selfish! You should be happy to know that you provided happiness to your two Dads!”
Where does these comic strips come from? NOM doesn't say. Instead, it offers an interesting stereotype about the French -
The French people love satire and these three cartoons are examples of artists satirizing the proposal for gay marriage in France.
We don't know if those comic strips truly came from France or someone associated with NOM.
And it gets worse. Now for those who are not aware, NOM has a strict policy on its blog's comments section. The organization generally bars people, probably some for being rude, but mostly for making comments that the organization does not agree with. Subsequently, NOM's blog seems to have "regular" commentators who can always be counted on to attack gays in general and gang up on the one or two pro-marriage equality commentator which NOM allows through.
These regulars include (I am listing their nicknames. These may not be their real names):
Good News, Randy E. King, Barb Chamberlain, Thomas Aquinas, Son of Adam
And naturally, these folks have only good things to say about the attack on gay families:
Randy E. King - They tried therapy dogs; now they want therapy children. Well
whatever it takes to keep these people from killing themselves over the
innate and immutable sense of guilt they carry for living self indulgent
lives. Indentured infancy.
Barb Chamberlain - Many children raised in the custody of same-sex guardians are asking
these questions. And they're not too pleased that they've been lied to
their entire lives. Children are not pets.
Of course in NOM's twisted world, children in orphanages and foster homes, as well as special needs children never seem to come up. The way NOM, and its surrogates pushes it, gays treat parenthood like going to the mall and picking out clothing and other items. And with that implication comes the next one that gays will neglect the children they care for because they only wanted them so as to be seen as "normal."
It's an ugly thing to connotate and presses the case that perhaps NOM's multitude of losses in November is causing the organization to rip off its mask of false respectability and show itself to be the vindictively homophobic group that we've all known it was to begin with.