Brian Brown head of National Organization for Marriage cannot count:
I’m writing with great news — the 2016 March for Marriage this past Saturday in Washington was a tremendous success! We had about 400 people join us at the rally and march and they were an enthusiastic and inspiring group of supporters!
Actually Zack Ford’s intern hand counted 237 which included journalists, toddlers, probably a tourist or two. Brian Brown being Brian Brown effectively doubled the attendance.
Of course, like in the early years of the March for Life after the Roe v. Wade decision, we expected that the crowd would be smaller than past marches because people are still grieving from the US Supreme Court’s illegitimate decision redefining marriage. But continuing the March for Marriage gives supporters of marriage an important event to rally around and come to realize that they are not alone in supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. So like the annual March for Life, we are very confident that as word spreads, the size of the march will continue to grow every year going forward.
Opposing same-sex marriage is not like Roe v. Wade. Nobody dies when two gay guys or two lesbians get married. There is nothing to get stirred up about. It doesn’t affect anyone else. Brown’s problem (and I know that I am being repetitive) is that the Catholic Church (for reasons having nothing to do with social science) does not approve of gay people which underpins a fierce dislike of same-sex marriage.
Brown can call the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges illegitimate all he wants. The idea that people are “grieving” because of it is absurd. I suppose that there are a few religious conservatives who believe that same-sex marriage causes hurricanes (I prefer attributing them to low pressure) but there cannot be too many of those crackpots.
You’ll love this part:
Mark your calendar — next year’s 2017 March for Marriage is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th.
I am grateful to all those who made a financial contribution to support this year’s March for Marriage. Unfortunately, we still have about $3,000 in unpaid bills that must be covered so if you have not yet made a contribution to help, please do so today. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more is tax deductible and will help us close the books on a tremendously successful March for Marriage and allow us to focus on some incredibly important upcoming activities.
That presupposes that donors continue to fund this failed anti-gay enterprise that doesn’t accomplish very much. From there Brown is tilting and windmills ginning up support for the First Amendment Defense Act which cannot get out of committee for obvious reasons—particularly in an election year.<br/><br/>
I figure that Brian is going to have a stroke with President Clinton is sworn in next January. So get out there and register to vote in order to cause Brown’s stroke.