The anti-LGBT group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) sent a fundraising email to supporters late Wednesday asserting that Americans must choose between supporting LGBT rights and or supporting their country. According to Metro Weekly’s Poliglot blog, the email offerred a choice of an LGBT rights rainbow flag or a U.S. flag, asking, “Which banner will you choose?”
“We’re a republic founded on the principles of religious liberty, freedom and democracy, endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. We’re a nation where citizen rights come from God, not from government, and where the people are sovereign, not politicians or judges,” wrote NOM’s Brian Brown. “But those principles are under siege, by the culture, by our federal government and, increasingly, by the US Supreme Court.”
NOM and other anti-same sex marriage groups’ agenda took a beating last week in the Supreme Court’s historic decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1995 federal law that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, and by upholding a California court’s decision that the state’s anti-same sex marriage voter referendum Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
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