Friday, the anti-gay group, National Organization for Marriage, has trotted out the membership meme to attract donations while asserting a reason to exist past June. According to the aptly named Brian Brown:

They’re fighting with all their might – We Must Fight Harder!

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You see, no matter what the US Supreme Court decides later this month, after eight disastrous years of Barack Obama as president, we need someone who will boldly and honorably support marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We need the next president to use the “bully pulpit” to rally the American people. We need legislation enacted to protect people from harassment and punishment simply for speaking out in support of marriage. We need a president who will take the issue of religious liberty seriously. And if, God forbid, the Supreme Court illegitimately decides to concoct a constitutional “right” to same-sex marriage, we need a president who is committed to working with us to reverse such a decision, including committing to appoint pro-marriage justices to the Supreme Court.

Of course, the way to do this is to give NOM some money by becoming a “member.” The member link leads to a donation page. Surprising, right?

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) urgently needs to expand our membership base to mobilize Americans across the country to ensure that the next president is a pro-marriage champion. …

These people are delusional. First of all they don’t have the track record to support confidence in any kind of useful activity on their part. More importantly, once this is done — it’s done. Assuming that the Supreme Court does what most of us (including Mr. Brown) think it is going to do, marriage discrimination is at an end — forever. The mighty Catholic Church, for which NOM is a proxy, will never undo it. A constitutional amendment is never going to happen and the Supreme Court will never undo what they have done no matter its composition. The matter becomes stare decisis or precedent if you prefer. Marriage discrimination is at an end.

And why am I so confident?

Simple. Wherever same-sex couples have been permitted to marry we have seen an increase in support. People come to their senses and realize that marriage equality only affects those gay couples who marry. None of the terrible things that NOM and others claim would happen actually happens.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.