As Jeremy points out, the rhetoric of the National Organization for Marriage is just getting harsher. Apparently grasping for something — anything — they can say to turn the tide of history against LGBT people, they’re now pushing the idea that gay couples don’t even want children, but are just “accessorizing our marriages.” How crass. Jeremy with the back story:
To help pay for the startling costs associated with starting their family, Will and Dan Neville-Rehbehn came up with a novel idea. Instead of simply using one of the crowdfunding sites and simply asking for donations, Will and Dan decided to use their culinary skills for good. They sold their (delicious-looking) treats and applied the proceeds to the agencies, lawyers, and medical technologies needed to help them become fathers.
To some (most, I would hope) this shows their deep commitment to wanting to start a family. But to Bill Duncan, one of the featured speakers at the recent ITAF conference, an annual project of NOM’s Ruth Institute, this act was just an example of two men wanting to “accessorize” their marriage. At this NOM-branded conference (at which Comm. Director Thomas Peters also spoke), Duncan told a receptive audience of students the following about Will and Dan’s sweet act.
Good god. Listen for yourself:
They don’t care how many lies they have to tell, nor do they care how many people they hurt. They think they’re serving God, so no amount of collateral damage is too great. Awful people, really.
[photo via HollywoodLife and Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter account]