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  •  I think you're absolutely right: (10+ / 0-)
    NOM's vitriolic description of LGBT community is potentially dangerous. Anti-LGBT violence is still a problem in this country. Less than 11 months ago, 32-year-old gay man Mark Carson was murdered in New York. His killer asked him if he was gay. When the reply came, he shot him at point-blank range. It has to be said that NOM's rhetoric can fuel homophobia, which turned deadly for Mark Carson last May.
    I am not specifically blaming NOM for any future anti-LGBT violence, but I am blaming the homophobia that groups like NOM fuel. I also want to make clear that I denounce, condemn, deplore and reject any violence against opponents of LGBT rights.

    KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

    by fcvaguy on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:18:56 PM PDT

    •  Stochastic terrorism, NOM has learned from the (8+ / 0-)

      best (or worst, depending on your take). They want "blood in the streets" and they hope that fanning the flames of hate will make it happen. They want the LGBT community living in fear. Because fear will drive them back in the closet and lessen their political power. What NOM hasn't come to grips with is they may get the violence they want but the fear is going to be harder to get. The LGBT community has tasted what it means to be in the open and the choice to go back in the closet isn't a likely outcome.

      GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:35:26 PM PDT

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