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National Organization For Marriage’s Racial Agenda: Divide Gays And Blacks

Why am I not surprised that a conservative group opposed to gay marriage, would stoop so low as to divide our country by race while opposing the assimilation of immigrants into our society:

“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…..

“Will the process of assimilation to the dominant Anglo culture lead Hispanics to abandon traditional family values? 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.”

Given recent studies which indicate that majorities in both the African-American and Latino communities back marriage equality, it would appear that NOM’s virulently anti-gay, race-baiting agenda has not been successful.


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