National Organization for Marriage: delusional and hateful?

I pose the title as a question, and leave it to the reader to judge (naturally). The evidence today is from Alvin McEwen at Firedoglake, who links to a strategy document from the National Organization for Marriage that has come out as part of that organization’s legal battle to keep its donor list secret.

The document is titled “Marriage: $20 Million Strategy for Victory.” It details some of their plans to oppose the extension of marriage rights to homogamous couples (on language), relying on ballot initiatives rather than the courts and legislatures, the source of traditional civil rights advances.

Are they delusional? Here’s one thing:

Are they hateful? Here’s another thing:

You be the judge.

FYI, NOM was quickly out with a response today, a vivid demonstration of the strategy, which read in part:

NOM … has worked extensively with supporters of traditional marriage from every color, creed and background [listing some of their best friends prominent leaders] … Gay marriage advocates have attempted to portray same-sex marriage as a civil right, but the voices of these and many other leaders have provided powerful witness that this claim is patently false.

I have previously written about Black Christian opposition to marriage rights in Maryland, which divided Democrats and almost prevented the state legislature from passing the law (which it now has).

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