Monica Hesse has written a lengthy article titled “Opposing Gay Unions With Sanity & a Smile: NOM Head Moves His Cause to D.C.” at the Washington Post.
This article repeats the standard leftist media mantra that denigrates several well known and highly successful conservative ministry leaders along with the millions of Americans who support them. But, it generally gives a glowing report about Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage. The report’s apparent purpose is to sound the alarm for those who seek to redefine marriage: ”The gay marriage supporters have not met Brian Brown. They should. He might be more worth knowing about.”
Some more quotes:
. . . Brown is confident that if people hear his message, they will believe it. “People already believe it,” he says, “but the issue is so deep-seated that they’ve never had to create an argument for it. Now we have to give people the language to do that.” Create talking points. Help them see.
On NOM’s Web site, printable PDFs show visitors how to explain their position. “Why Marriage Matters” comes in versions for different religions . . .
Avoid the phrase “ban gay marriage,” the talking points suggest, adding that opponents “know it causes us to lose about ten percentage points in polls. Don’t use it. Say we’re against ‘redefining marriage’ or in favor of ‘marriage as the union of husband and wife’ NEVER ‘banning same-sex marriage.’ . . .
“I think it’s irrational that up until 10 years ago, all of these societies agreed with my position” on same-sex marriage, he [Brian Brown] says, and now suddenly that position is bigotry. “The opposition is trying to marginalize and suppress us,” he says. “Usually, that happens with positions that are actually minorities. But we’re the majority.”