NOM’s Ruth Institute: “Anal Sex Is Icky”
August 22, 2011 1:23 pm ET by Carlos Maza
The Ruth Institute -- a project of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) -- is working hard to keep up its recent trend of overtly homophobic rhetoric.
In an August 19 blog post, Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse lamented the investigation of a Florida high school teacher who made a number of anti-gay comments on his Facebook page, including saying he “almost threw up” hearing about same-sex marriages in New York and that such weddings put traditional marriage “in the same cesspool as same-sex whatever!”
Local school officials are working to determine if the teacher’s comments violated his school district’s code of ethics, but Dr. Morse is already convinced the suspension is evidence of a pro-gay effort to undermine the First Amendment. Morse writes:
So, let me say a couple of things that may one day, become illegal. In my humble opinion:
1. Kids need a mother and a father.
2. Men and women are not interchangeable.
3. Anal sex is icky.
To everyone who agrees with these or similar sentiments, I strongly suggest you speak up while you still have the chance. [emphasis added]
Using the name-calling tactics of a five-year-old, Morse makes clear that it isn’t just same-sex marriage she’s concerned about, but homosexuality in general.
Her position shouldn’t come as a surprise. Earlier this month, the Ruth Institute criticized the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” Project for “aggressively promot[ing] deviant sex.” Last week, NOM promoted the idea that homosexuality is a form of “personal bondage” and urged GOP presidential candidates to speak out against gay sex.
So wait, does this mean that if their marriage work fails, NOM's next effort will be to put sodomy laws back on the books? To govern everyone's bedrooms? To get "icky" written into the constitution as an acceptable basis for denying rights? I mean seriously, what next? Because here we have a key NOM personality flat-out admitting that her work is guided, at its root, by personal detestation for certain people's sex lives.
In fact, NOM has already made its position in favor of allowing states to re-criminalize gay sex relatively clear. Stopping marriage equality is only the beginning of the group’s broader goal of persecuting and demonizing LGBT people, married or not.