Civil rights leader: Anti-gay group viewed black people as pawns
Professor Julian Bond, a former leader of the NAACP, on Thursday described the racially divisive tactics of the National Organization for Marriage as “scary.”
“It’s one of the most cynical things I have ever seen spelled out in this way,” he said on CNN. “The idea that these people are just pawns that can be played with, that black people who oppose gay marriage and the black people who support gay marriage can just be moved around like pieces on a chess board is scary.”
NOM is currently being investigated by the State of Maine with regards to possible campaign finance violations.
As a result, papers have come to light with the group’s strategies outlined in detail, including the plan to “fan hostilities” between blacks and LGBT people and recruit “glamorous, non-cognitive celebrities” to advocate against same sex marriage.
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