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    doing this.

    Millions.

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:55:16 AM PDT

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      from Zack Ford. NOM’s confidential strategic memos from 2009, which explicitly confirm many of the insidious tactics LGBT bloggers have been documenting for years. Most alarming from the memos is NOM’s admission that it has tried “to drive a wedge between gays and blacks” and also specifically targeted Latino groups with its messaging.
      In addition, one of the memos confides, “most of the world may never know the crucial role that NOM played in the Prop 8 campaign.” In fact, throughout the memos, NOM emphasizes its intent to infuse large sums of money into various state-level campaigns in ways that circumvent donor disclosure.
      Here are some of the highlights of NOM’s tactics the new documents:
      “Drive a wedge between gays and blacks” by convincing them to fight over the language of “civil rights.”
      Bait Latino voters to oppose marriage equality as “a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation.”
      Interrupt the “attempt to equate…sexual orientation with race” so that marriage inequality is not perceived as discrimination.
      Draw attention to the “bigotry and intolerance” displayed by equality advocates and “document the victims” through a rapid response media team.
      Emphasize the importance of “religious liberties” to limit the impact of marriage equality’s legislative advancements.
      “Develop side issues to weaken pro-gay marriage political leaders” like pornography, “protection of children” and religious liberty at the federal level.
      Expose Obama administration programs that “have the effect of sexualizing young children” or threatening “childhood innocence.”
      “Find, train, and equip young leaders” to become a “next generation of elites” capable of opposing marriage equality.
      Foster closer relationships with Catholic bishops to “equip, energize, and moralize Catholic priests on the marriage issue.”
      Focus on “the consequences of gay marriage for parental rights.”
      In addition, one of the memos confides, “most of the world may never know the crucial role that NOM played in the Prop 8 campaign.” In fact, throughout the memos, NOM emphasizes its intent to infuse large sums of money into various state-level campaigns in ways that circumvent donor disclosure.

      We are the 99% ... we will be heard. We are WOMEN... we Will be Heard.

      by LOrion on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:15:53 PM PDT

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