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NOM to Bring Mandatory Heterosexuality Bus Tour to D.C.

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This summer, the National Organization for Marriage is launching its "Summer For Marriage" bus tour, a 22-stop jaunt around the Eastern united states in the interest of drumming up support for straight marriage. The tour's motto: "ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN." Does anyone else get the jeebies looking at that graphic? I'm always amazed at how NOM manages to turn heterosexual relationships into some skin-crawlingly creepy imperative born out of soulless moral necessity. The tour hits D.C. on Aug. 15. [Via GLAA Forum].

  • KadeKo

    Off the top of my head, the first famous "One Man, One Woman" site for their bus tour that comes to mind is the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park. If the one man and one woman were Wilbur Mills and Fanne Fox.

  • kza

    I'm amazed.

  • http://www.covertchemistry.com Archangel

    GOD WILLS IT!!!!! Hahahahahaha.

    I'm starting NOPWAD, the National Organization for People Who Advocate the Divorce (of their Mutual Friends Who Obviously Hate Each Other But Stay Together For Religious / Social Reasons).

  • http://strippednuts.tumblr.com DoctorJay

    "NOM manages to turn heterosexual relationships into some skin-crawlingly creepy imperative born out of soulless moral necessity."

    Thanks for putting into words how this straight, married man feels when confronted with this garbage. I didn't realize I needed protection, especially not from them.

    Soon they'll be mandating that hetero couples limit themselves to two children, one girl and one boy, about a year apart. That's the image they've got in their stock-art-looking graphics on their Econoline van. Is that the ideal?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50933783@N07/4771220011/in/set-72157624319040629/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50933783@N07/4771219813/

    Different races on both sides, but the family makeup is the same; older sister with younger brother. No one in NOM world could possibly have same-sex children.

  • Bob

    Does it look like the bus is skidding sideways into the country to anybody else?

  • Keith B

    What about "one cup"?

  • Elise

    NO, Keith B. Just . . . no . . . *shudder*

    Anyway, their name, NOM, definitely makes me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMWi7CLoZ2Q which always brightens my day, especially after seeing all the creepy enforcement of heterosexuality that goes around . . .

  • elizabeth

    What exactly are they doing on the tour? Spreading the gospel? Praying? And how are people organizing against it? They're coming to my hometown and I'd really like to do something.

  • kza

    I wonder how these people get by without real jobs.

  • NancyP

    From the small picture provided, I see only white people on the bus graphic. At any rate, no "average hue" or darker blacks are represented.

    Just saying.

    Jay Sekulow, the spokesperson and radio host for syndicated Christian radio show produced by the most active conservative Christian ideologically driven legal group, ACLJ (American Conservatives for Law and Justice), is calling for its listeners to protest the Administration's legal challenge to the Arizona "breathing while brown" law.

    Why should the conservative / dominionist Christian media be making a big deal of this? After all, it doesn't involve sexual morality (the old "fruits to sluts" obsession), prenatal embryos / fetuses (sacred unless brown "anchor babies" - grrr), or guns.

    The basis for the Administration's challenge is that immigration is a federal jurisdiction, not a state jurisdiction. Now why would that bother Pat Robertson's protegee Sekulow? This isn't merely kneejerk anti-Administrative random whining. The Religious Right wants to have.....STATES' RIGHTS......as in Jim Crow days.

    BTW, kza, college-age and retired people working the bus tour are likely to be volunteers, the age 22 to 65 crowd are paid to run and participate in the tour.

  • Keith B.

    NancyP, believe me there's plenty of black folk aghast about this man-on-man woman-on-woman marriage idea (yes, even here in DC). Maybe you're new to the WCP regular commenters, but I think my man noodlez would be pretty down with these guys' message if they didn't seem like creepy white folks in a van. Though he might be banned from commenting on The Sexist or something. You there noodlez?

  • Laura

    Oh man... I live ten minutes from Augusta, but I've got work on Wednesday. Wish I could go!

  • Laura

    And by wish I could go, I mean to silently mock the NOM-ers and hopefully have some good conversations. Not to support NOM.

  • kza

    ILL BE NOODLEZ STOP THEM GAYS FROM HOLDIN MY PEOPLE DOWN

  • noodlez

    Keith B. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT BUT noodlez BLAZES HIS OWN TRAIL. I DONT NEED TO PIGGYBACK ON WHAT SOMEONE DEEMED A GOOD IDEA LET ALONE BE DOWN WITH THEIR MESSAGE. CREEPY WHITE FOLK, RACIST CRACKERS AND TOKEN NEGROS ASIDE THE N.O.M. DOESNT SPEAK FOR MY MARRIAGE TO THE SAME WOMAN (20+ YEARS) AND MOTHER OF ALL MY CHILDREN.

    THEY ALSO DONT SHARE MY POSITION WITH THE ILLEGALITY OF HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE HERE IN W.D.C. AS PREVIOUSLY STATED I DONT GIVE A FUCK WHO YOU THANGS MARRY. WHAT I DO CARE ABOUT IS LAWS BEING INTERPRETED BY A HOMOSEXUAL IN POWER TO BENEFIT HOMOSEXUALS AND THEN HAVE THE REST OF THOSE ELECTED FOLK COWTAIL TO SAID GARBAGE OUT OF FEAR OF LOST VOTES AND/OR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

    BIG UPS TO BARRY AND ALEXANDER FOR NOT SELLING THEIR SOUL.

    Kza ONLY IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS IS WHERE YOU CAN ONLY HOPE TO BE ME MY SARCASTIC FRIEND.

    NOW.LET ME CONTINUE MY BANISHMENT IN PEACE!

  • Flutterby

    Do they sell T-shirts or anything? People should buy them, spray-paint an X on 'em, and write, "MARRIAGE EQUALITY" across it. I think that would send a nice, clear message!

  • http://rickmangus@aol.com Rick Mangus

    'kza', it isn't, "STOP THEM GAYS FROM HOLDIN MY PEOPLE DOWN" it's the popular curture that one, thinks it cool to be stupid and not get an education! Two, thinking that being a man is going around knocking up every women that opens her legs and allows unprotected sex to happen! Selling drugs within your own community! That's what killing your race and gays have nothing to due with!

  • Lizrd

    And on that note from Rick Mangus, let me interrupt this instance of obviously ignorant, broad swept, racial generalities with the obvious:

    OM NOM NOM!!

    Never gets old.

  • Paul

    Hey this is good. We need more people speaking out about this. Marriage should be between one man and one women.

  • http://hystericalmarissa.blogspot.com MissaA

    The bus looks angry...

  • Politicalguineapig

    Lizrd: I think Rick Mangus is exercising his snark muscles. At least I hope he is. And you're quite right, LOLCats will always be with us. May the LOL be with you, go in peace.

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  • http://rickmangus@aol.com Rick Mangus

    'lizrd', YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

  • …done

    Rick is right, sell drugs in someone else's community...you'll make more $.

    I'm going to ask NOM NOM for an atheist husband, well-hung, understands soccer, educated and laughs at my jokes. They have them in the van right?

  • http://hystericalmarissa.blogspot.com MissaA

    OM NOM NOM NOM!

    LOL. I just got the lolcat reference.

  • Lizrd

    If NOMMING makes me a part of the problem, I don't want to be part of the solution

    lol MissaA

  • Valkyrie607

    Did anyone see Futurama the other night? It had a vicious, brutal send-up of the Prop 8 campaign and that stupid NOM commercial:

    "If robosexuals are allowed to marry, imagine all the terrible things that will happen to our children. Now imagine we said those things, because we can't think of any. As a mother, I worry about those things."

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  • Blooming Psycho

    @MissaA: That bus also looks stooooopid!
    I'm heterosexual and morons like this make me wish I was gay. They're the sort who seem to think you can catch "gay cooties" and "turn queer."
    Why heterosexuals would be threatened by gay marriage is completely beyond me.

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