Anti-Gay Marriage Group's Plan: Divide Gays, Blacks
National Organization for Marriage also wanted to recruit Hispanics
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 10:40 AM CDT
Stan, right, and Martha Harper from Wendell, NC, hold signs in support of the National Organization for Marriage Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 in Raleigh, NC.   (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Takaaki Iwabu)

(Newser) – The National Organization for Marriage came right out and admitted—in previously confidential documents—that a goal of one of its projects was "to drive a wedge between gays and blacks." The group wanted to "fan the hostility" over gay marriage and divide black voters and gay voters, "two key Democratic constituencies," says the internal report. The secret documents were circulated by the Human Rights Campaign and were made public in a Maine court today, BuzzFeed reports.

The documents also show that NOM was hoping to recruit Hispanic voters to its side: "Will the process of assimilation to the dominant Anglo culture lead Hispanics to abandon traditional family values?" one reads. "We must interrupt this process of assimilation by making support for marriage a key badge of Latino identity." Says a Human Rights Campaign spokesperson, "Nothing beats hearing from the horse’s mouth exactly how callous and extremist this group really is." Click for more from the documents, which also reveal a plan to find "victims," aka children, of gay marriage.

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Mar 30, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
A civil union law like we have in VT is a lot easier to swallow for most than using the "marirage" fight. Once the language changed in the bills for voters to vote on from a "civil union to a traditional marriage" it opened a new set of fighting words for those who are against gays getting married. It was what Religious people had been waiting for actually. I am all for gay marriage in the traditional sense - my gay son will be married someday and it will be cool to have another son in my family. I am an Independent voter but tend to lean on being a Republican an it makes me angry when we are lumped into one group like most articals do? As M. Bauchman has put it out there for everyone to hear the NOM agenda is to have every single state vote on a bill that marriage is between a man and a women before anyother bill for gays to get married is introduced. Now-you have to chase after every state that will have that bill on a vote and I think that puts this issue at greater risk of not passing in a lot of states. I would have much better preferred to have the Gay Organizations put forth the "civil union laws" first. For the sake of being protected under law for all gays who have partners and need that protection of property that both have worked for and raised children with. I have seen in several cases where two people that have lived together as partners for over 30 yrs have family come in after one dies and demand all that was thier brothers/sisters which is the most insane craziest to me? However, the can is opened now and now it's a fight for marriage? NOM does not represent the Republican Party no more than the NCAAP represent the Democratic party. But you will always have those politicians who are going to side with one of those types of organizations. This guy who wrote those staements to get Obama, blacks against gays and that is foolish and some people will know that but some will believe it. Recent case in point-the Martin shooting in fl. shows a huge line of mostly blacks who have jumped on the Al Sharpton wagon. Liberal Media same thing w/my girl Jane dressed in a hoodie all before the facts have come out? I just hope that once gay rights to marry hits the Southern religious sections that the words will be changed and people schooled on the diferent two laws so we can have legal protection on properties that both parties have worked together for and noone can take away.
Mar 28, 2012 8:22 AM CDT
one word describing (om nom) NOM- PATHETIC. Look- how can they sit there and cause trouble? Our PRESIDENT is African American, and to top it off, Barack Obama's WIFE is friends with ELLEN DEGENEROUS- who is happily married to her WIFE. Can't we all just put them up for harrassment? I know it's freedom of speech and all, but it CAN be considered harrassment if we ask them to stop, right? :D
Mar 27, 2012 11:03 PM CDT
Just scroll to the comment board So much cognitive dissonance... Like black people... hate the way they treat gays... Ahhh