Anti-LGBT pressure group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) released a fund-raising email this week that echoes recent Russian laws designed to "protect" children from "homosexual propaganda." According to Think Progress, NOM asked its email list, "How many generations of children will be sacrificed to the gods of the gay lobby who demand the redefinition of marriage as an idol to their political movement?"
The email also attacked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg for presiding over a same sex marriage earlier this summer.
"Justice Ginsburg is obviously clueless when it comes to understanding the true nature of marriage," wrote NOM President Brian Brown. "And that is terribly scary since she's one of the nine most important people in America when it comes to preserving the future of this great institution."
"How many generations of children will be sacrificed to the gods of the gay lobby who demand the redefinition of marriage as an idol to their political movement? How long will children be told that men and women are not unique, that children don’t need a mom and a dad, and that there’s no special connection between marriage and child birth and rearing?" Brown asked. "It is for our children, and the generations to come, that NOM fights to defend the God ordained institution of marriage."
"We fight for a cultural, political and legal restoration of the true meaning and purpose of marriage. We battle before Supreme Court Justices and County Clerks, in Legislatures and in the court of public opinion; in Congress and in statehouses, in corporate boardrooms and school board offices. Across America, wherever marriage is challenged, it's our responsibility to be there to defend her," he assured the group's donors.
"Please help us," he beseeched them. "Will you please act today to join the generous donor who put up the matching funds, and make a sacrificial gift to the marriage fight? Your gift will be instantly doubled and will be deployed to the front lines so that we can continue our critical fight for the preservation of the precious institution of marriage."
[image of Brian Brown via Wisconsin Politics' Flickr photostream, Creative Commons licensed]