I’ll admit, this was the first time I bothered to look at the National Organization for Marriage’s website, but they have a great site on there called “Marriage Talking Points,” and I just had to share some of the better ones with you:
Language to avoid at all costs: “Ban same-sex marriage.” Our base loves this wording. So do supporters of SSM. They know it causes us to lose about ten percentage points in polls. Don’t use it. Say we’re against “redefining marriage” or in favor or “marriage as the union of husband and wife” NEVER “banning same-sex marriage.”
IE: We know that people disagree with us and people are, overwhelmingly, starting to think that SSM isn’t all that bad… let’s play with their minds then and cover up what we are really trying to do.
5. Why do you want to interfere with love?
A: “Love is a great thing. But marriage isn’t just any kind of love; it’s the special love of husband and wife for each other and their children.”
We are jealous people and you cannot have what we have! WAH!!!!!
7. Isn’t divorce the real threat to marriage?
A: “High rates of divorce are one more reason we should be strengthening marriage, not conducting radical social experiments on it.”
Radical social experiments?! Abso-fucking-lutely bizarre.
Anyways, a little bit of annoyance for your day. NOM NOM NOM — which is internet slang, btw, for eating — NOM NOM NOM.