MSNBC’s David Shuster Takes On NOM’s Brian Brown; Asks If He’s A Closet Case

May 2, 2009

Borderline inappropriate but oh. so. awesome.

Asked Shuster (at the 3:40 mark):

The only way a gay or lesbian couple, Brian, could be a threat to my marriage or to yours, is if you really fear that maybe somehow they’ll get involved in your marriage. I don’t fear that. Do you worry that maybe, I don’t know, somehow you’re attracted to the gay couple down the street and somehow that will affect your marriage?

Muwhahahahahaha! Shuster for the win!

While NOM’s ads are complete garbage, you have to admit that Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown are pretty damn good in interviews.

Frank Rich On The NOM Ad And The Marriage Equality Fight Turning A Corner

April 19, 2009

frank-rich Uber-ally Frank Rich tackles the now-infamous NOM ad in Sunday’s column:

Yet easy to mock as “Gathering Storm” may be, it nonetheless bookmarks a historic turning point in the demise of America’s anti-gay movement.

What gives the ad its symbolic significance is not just that it’s idiotic but that its release was the only loud protest anywhere in America to the news that same-sex marriage had been legalized in Iowa and Vermont. If it advances any message, it’s mainly that homophobic activism is ever more depopulated and isolated as well as brain-dead.


On the right, the restrained response was striking. Fox barely mentioned the subject; its rising-star demagogue, Glenn Beck, while still dismissing same-sex marriage, went so far as to “celebrate what happened in Vermont” because “instead of the courts making a decision, the people did.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the self-help media star once notorious for portraying homosexuality as “a biological error” and a gateway to pedophilia, told CNN’s Larry King that she now views committed gay relationships as “a beautiful thing and a healthy thing.” In The New York Post, the invariably witty and invariably conservative writer Kyle Smith demolished a [NOM President] Maggie Gallagher screed published in National Review and wondered whether her errant arguments against gay equality were “something else in disguise.”

Definitely recommend reading the whole thing.

Source: The Bigots’ Last Hurrah (NYT)