Via Good As You.
I am, of course, very disappointed with the very narrow defeat it appears we’ve suffered in each of these four states. It appears that we have lost by a point or two in each state. It’s important to consider that these battles occurred in a very difficult political landscape. We were contesting in four deep blue states and were outspent very badly in all of them – at least four-to-one, and greater in some states. I have to accept that losing in this very difficult political environment was always a real possibility.
"I firmly reject the spin surely to come that this result signals a fundamental shift in American opinion in support of gay marriage. It means that we very narrowly lost four difficult contests in four very deep blue states after being badly outspent. Despite the outcome, I am extremely grateful to all the donors, volunteers, staff, vendors and committee members who were part of our team. I am honored to have played a role in these campaigns to preserve marriage in America. It is an institution worth defending, and I look forward to continuing to play a role in this historic debate." - Frank Schubert, the creator of NOM's lying ads from coast to coast, via press release.
And so is Maggie Gallagher's.
The Obama electorate defeated marriage. I’m guessing we lose at least three of tonight’s four races, and maybe four of the four. We were outspent eight-to-one — and no one was willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic establishment and Hollywood campaigned for marriage. Last night really is a big loss, no way to spin it.And poor Brian Brown's butt will never be the same.
It’s very, very close, but look at the numbers in Maryland that went for Obama, and look at the numbers for us. They barely won. We won by a much larger margin than Mitt Romney or any of the Republicans." - Hate group leader Brian Brown, conceding defeat to the Washington Post. Earlier today NOM deleted the "we're gonna win" post that had been at the top of their blog all week, possibly because last night some rotten homofascist blogger repeatedly tweeted its link with an invitation to engage in some end zone ball-spiking in the comments.Just for good measure. Bishop Malone is kindly invited to bite me.
I am deeply disappointed that a majority of Maine voters have redefined marriage from what we have understood it to be for millennia by civilizations and religions around the world. I trust that those who voted for such a radical change did so out of concern for our brothers and sisters who struggle with same-sex attraction. Respect and acceptance of all people regardless of sexual orientation is not a point of controversy. It is a teaching of the Church, but so is the authentic meaning and definition of marriage. That is why the Catholic Church will continue its commitment to work for the basic human rights to which all people are entitled, while remaining devoted to preserving and strengthening the precious gift of marriage.All of these people are beginning to understand how it feels to be marginalized like they have tried to marginalize our humanity for so long. To all of you I have a message:
You prayed so piously and fervently for God to deliver his choice. Well he did.
You prayed to your God on bended knee to do something about gay marriage. Well he did.
You prayed to your God to stop the tyranny. I think this is his way of showing you he did exactly that.
Your hate is no longer welcome.
Update: No good wallow in schadenfreude would be complete without the Grand Butt of them all, Tony Perkins.