Some damning evidence has turned up as a result of an ongoing investigation into the National Organization for Marriage’s finance activities in Maine. The HRC’s Expose NOM campaign can consider itself a success, as they have gotten a hold of internal documents that detail how the National Organization for Marriage plans to divide the country on marriage equality by pitting blacks and Latinos against gays. While this tacit isn’t surprising, having it in NOM’s own writing is a trip.
In NOM’s own words:
“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks – two key democratic constituencies. We aim to find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage; to develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; and to provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots. No politician wants to take up and push an issue that splits the base of the party. Fanning the hostility raised in the wake of Prop 8 is key…”Here’s part of their strategy with Latino voters.
“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? 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.”
Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP condemned NOM inhis speech at the National Equality March :
“NOM’s underhanded attempts to divide will not succeed if Black Americans remember their own history of discrimination. Pitting bigotry’s victims against other victims is reprehensible; the defenders of justice must stand together.”
The HRC has the damning evidence on their site if you want to read them yourself.