NOM Stands With Duck Dynasty Against "Sin" And "Evil" Of Homosexuality
December 19, 2013 11:36 am ET by Luke Brinker
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) lent its support to suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after he compared homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism, denouncing the backlash sparked by Robertson's remarks and declaring that homosexuality is "sinful behavior."
In a December 19 blog post, NOM President Brian Brown blasted the "brutal bullies" who criticized Robertson for equating gay people with "drunks" and "terrorists" and musing, "It seems like, to me, a vagina - as a man - would be more desirable than a man's anus." Robertson didn't comment on same-sex marriage - ostensibly NOM's sole focus - but Brown couldn't resist applauding Robertson's remarks (emphasis added):
The gay lobby bullies are at it again. This time they've attacked one of the most popular Christians in America — Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. They are calling him "vile" and say he is pushing "extreme stereotypes" and "lies." The grossly misnamed Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and their Hollywood ally GLAAD have demanded that Phil be punished and, incredibly, Wednesday night A&E succumbed to the gay bullies and suspended Phil Robertson!
Well guess what — homosexuality IS a sin in the bible, and virtually every other sacred text out there. Engaging in homosexual sex IS considered by God to be sinful according to the teachings of most religions. And sin is NOT logical. Sin is deceitful, harmful and degrading to the human soul.
What Phil Robertson has done is express the traditional Christian view of homosexuality — decry the sin but love the sinner. It's what every major Christian leader including Jesus Christ himself has taught us.
But Christianity, and every other major religion, be damned in the eyes of the HRC, GLAAD and their allies. They will brook no objection, tolerate no dissent and accept no disagreement when it comes to their orthodoxy. In their twisted worldview, anyone who dares to speak the truth about homosexuality must be punished and effectively banished from civil society.
They are brutal bullies, plain and simple.
Brown went on to write that "[n]one of us hate homosexuals." He just thinks they're leading "deceitful, harmful, and degrading" lives.
NOM also promoted Fox News contributor Erick Erickson's blog post on the controversy. Erickson's post suggested gay people and their allies are "evil."
NOM's endorsement of Robertson's remarks underscores that for all the organization's claims to the contrary, its opposition to marriage equality isn't based on legitimate policy concerns. It stems from nothing less than visceral animus toward gay people.