the company you keep

Finding examples of reasons to despise an organization like the National Organization for Marriage is, to use Radley Balko's formulation, like "standing next to a barrel." Easy targets bore me.

But I can't let this one go without comment. The recent document dump from Maine has revealed a lot of ugly things about the inner workings of NOM, none of which are terribly surprising. The one that really should get more attention is found on page 25 of this document, which includes $120,000 for an outreach coordinator "to identify children of gay parents willing to speak on camera."

It is one thing to advocate for your vision of what families ought to be. It is quite another to prod the children of families that exist to denounce their parents in the service of that agenda.

Do keep that in mind when NOM and their allies tell you that they are "pro-family."


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