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The NOMbies Are Coming – Thriller Cast Finds New Life Peddling Hate

Posted in Anti-Gay Ads, Commercials, Damon Owens, Gathering Storm, Iowa, Maggie Gallagher, Marriage, National Organization for Marriage, New Jersey, New York, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , on April 10, 2009 by thepowerny

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Last week we told you to be on the lookout for Maggie Gallagher and her merry band of bigots at the National Organization against gays for Marriage.  Well they aren’t so merry anymore.  With gay marriage becoming the law of the land in Vermont and Iowa, and with Washington, D.C. deciding to recognize gay marriages from other states, all in the space of five days, the NOM decided to revamp its website into an übersite, and to put out an ad campaign in which they pull off their skin to reveal they are, in fact, the cast of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  

The audtition tapes showed up on YouTube allegedly thanks to HRC, but alas, NOM made a copyright claim, causing YouTube to pull the videos.  Apparently NOM doesn’t want us to know that these are actors, not true believers.  YouTube would be well advised to consider the posting of the videos to be a fair use.  After all, there is no commercial purpose in posting the videos.  They were posted for a purely political purpose, that being to discredit an advertisement designed to influence legislation. 

To ask YouTube to repost the audition tapes, email copyright@youtube.com  and ask them to reinstate URLS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRjVDZxho54 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqNFBt33o4.

To ask flag NOM’s ad as spreading hate, click the “Flag” link under the video.

And if you know who these godawful actors (read: prostitutes) are, post their names and contact information in the comments.  

damon-owens-portraitHere’s a freebie to get you started.  The black guy at the end of the video who says we are, “A rainbow coalition of people of every creed and color are coming together in hate love to protect marriage,” is not Michael Jackson, but Damon Clarke Owens, purportedly a member of the board of NOM.  According to his bio on the website of the National Black Catholic Congress:

Damon Clarke Owens lives in West Orange, NJ with his wife Melanie and their five daughters. He is the Director of Natural Family Planning for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ and the founder of New Jersey Natural Family Planning (www.njnfp.orgg). He speaks nationally on marriage, chastity, Theology of the Body, and Theology of the Family. He can be reached at damon.owens@njnfp.org

According to Google he’s in the phone book.  

The ads will begin running in New Jersey and New York, where marriage legislation is expected to be introduced shortly.  If you see them, call the station and complain.

Sign the petition to amend the Civil Rights Act to include LGBT people.

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The National Organization for Marriage now has a Facebook page

Posted in Commercials, Maggie Gallagher, Marriage, National Organization for Marriage with tags , on April 10, 2009 by jeffbhall

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The previously covered equality bigots “National Organization for Marriage” launched their “Religious Liberty Ad Campaign” today.  Along with a charming and uplifting video that looks like a really bad version of  “The Dawn of the Dead” they have also included a link to their Facebook page.

I logged on to Facebook, searched and found the page, became a “fan” and then posted a comment on their wall.  The comment stayed on the wall for a few seconds and then was immediately deleted.  I did notice however that they either aren’t monitoring or don’t have the ability to edit the comments to their own postings.

The majority of the comments to their posts are very clearly anti-NOM.  I would like you to go to their Facebook group right now,  join the group and leave your comments.  Tell them what you think of the newest hate group on Facebook.

UPDATE:  Since I joined this group I received a “friend request” from one of the NOMbies, Robert Williams Jr.  His profile says the following,  “Hello! I’m an Air Force Brat, my dad retired as a MSgt on Active Duty in Munitiions Maintenance 25 years. I currently work at the Vermont Air Guard as a State Employee and enjoy my job alot. I like meeting new people. : )”

Spelling errors aside, he does however live up to his claim of  “I like meeting new people”; although he is listed as single, he has over 2,445 friends on Facebook.

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His note to me read, “Hi, I support marriage between a man and a woman and am in the group you are in.  I am so unhappy that the bill was approved in Vermont.  I live here…! LOL.”

After you join the group I bet you will get the chance to be one of NOMbie Robert’s  2,445 friends too.