Go Brian Brown!
You know, I have to say that there is a huge need for a logical approach to the gay marriage fight. It’s been a blessing to our movement that Brian Brown and the National Organization for Marriage have risen so swiftly to the forefront of the fight.
We need people like Brian who can speak clearly and coherently about the reasons behind the pro-marriage movement. Redefinition involves so much more than gay rights activists lead us to believe. So much of their argumentation involves incendiary flame wars and insinuation, thoroughly mixing truth and lie into a story that they’re trying to sell to the public, hook line and sinker.
I’ve interviewed Brian on Voice of the Nation and he is articulate, logical in his arguments and completely clear. He and NOM are a great addition to similar efforts being made through UFI and the Digital Network Army. It was a joy to have him on the show with us.
Kudos Brian Brown! Nice writeup!
“The institution of marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Yes, there have been homosexual relationships. But no society that he knows of, in the history of the world, has ever condoned same-sex marriage. “Do they always agree on the number of partners? Do they always agree on the form of monogamy? No,” Brown says, but they’ve all agreed on the gender issue. It’s what’s best for families, he says. It’s the union that can biologically produce children, he says. It’s all about the way things have always been done.
“I think it’s irrational that up until 10 years ago, all of these societies agreed with my position” on same-sex marriage, he 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.”
“You have to take them seriously,” says Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow for the liberal People for the American Way. “They’ve raised a tremendous amount of money that they’re funneling into various states. They’re mostly responsible for putting the Maine veto on the bill.”
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.”