An Evolution Of Messaging Against Gay Marriage

Friday, June 28, 2013

Transcript

Despite the Prop 8 and DOMA rulings, groups like the National Organization for Marriage will continue fighting gay marriage in many states in coming years. Brooke speaks with Thomas Peters, the communications director for the National Organization for MarriageĀ about the past, present and future of the group's messaging.

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Guests:

Thomas Peters

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [2]

jccalhoun from Indiana

Is Thomas Peters really unaware of how silly his reasoning is? He says he wants to "prevent people from becoming victims," but what about the people who are already victims of the ban on gay marriage? They are less important than hypothetical future victims? And he believes "everyone should be treated fairly and equally" except for gay people who want to be legally married?

Jul. 09 2013 03:18 PM
Rick K

Mr. Peters is obviously very polished at arguing his case, but the hints of truth he provided hid mountains of mendaciousness. For example, the "Princess" ad uses the long-since debunked trope about "choosing" to be gay, yet Mr. Peters presents it as if this is the usual path. He and NOM are obviously playing on fears and prejudices that are still prevalent, but below the surface in America. And using the "victim" card was the lowest of the low for him and NOM, acting like long-suffering martyrs instead of the bigots they truly are.

Jul. 02 2013 08:24 PM

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