I was very eager to see how NOM would react to the absolute flop of their rally on Thursday.
Initially, I wanted them to say a lot, because almost every time they open their mouths, I laugh (the exception is when they're just being offensive). But now I see it differently. The less the say, the less they've got to talk about. The less they've got to talk about, the bigger the flop.
The first thing I noticed was their whining that almost no one paid attention to it (except for those who did so to point and laugh):
There's little doubt that the mainstream media is complicit in the effort to redefine marriage, one only has to sit through prime time television or subscribe to an internet news service to have same-sex marriage messages bombard your senses. But when several thousand American's descend upon our nation's capital to defend and march for true marriage and every child's right to experience the love and nurture of both a mother and a father, the media is deaf and dumb.NOM: the media doesn't cover non-events.
They later returned with their recap. So you can get a sense of the feel of the blog post, I've included the graphics:
Dear Marriage Supporters,The two posts came at 9:03 a.m. and 10:51 a.m. respectively on Friday, June 20, 2014. That's not until the morning after the rally.
Did you see yesterday's March for Marriage? What a day it was!
Several thousand Americans — people from across the spectrum of America — Men and Women, African Americans and Latinos, Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals and Catholics, young and old — stood together in defense of marriage between one man and one woman.
There were people from all over the country, and we even got congratulations from the states of Texas and Indiana as they watched the rally online. Texas Values president Jonathan Saenz wrote, "Marriage is a Texas value, and we stand in unison with the thousands in D.C. today standing for marriage between one man and one woman."
Besides those gathered at the Capitol for the exciting rally, there were thousands more who tuned in to watch the live stream from their own hometowns, making this a truly national event.
If you missed it, you can still enjoy all the great speakers and read the news by checking out our exclusive media partner, The Washington Times, and their special March for Marriage section.
There you'll find the video of the rally, great news and opinion pieces, as well as the chance to sign the "I Stand for Traditional Marriage" petition lending your name and voice to the national stand for marriage.
Check it all out right here.
I can't wait for next year as the March for Marriage will grow and continue to stand as a beacon for the truth of marriage and every child's right to experience the love and nurturing of both a mother and a father.
Interestingly, after last year's rally, this was their response. Again, I've included the graphics so you can sense the overall mood of the post:
More than 10,000 pro-marriage citizens from across the country and from every walk of life marched and rallied today peacefully in our nation's capital, rallying at the National Mall and marching to the Supreme Court with two simple messages: "Respect Our Votes!" and "Kids Deserve a Mom and a Dad!"It's much more upbeat and excited, isn't it? There's talk of the American people being strongly pro-marriage and on the right side of history. They reported over 10,000 attendants. But this year, they could only manage to say that there were "several thousand Americans" who marched. They said zip, none, zilch, nada about the American people being "strongly pro-marriage". Maybe they know that it's not true.
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) led a coalition of over 45 organizations featuring over 20 speakers all united in the common purpose of defending marriage between one man one woman while demanding the Supreme Court respect the millions upon millions of Americans who have voted to enact laws protecting marriage in their state constitutions.
Brian Brown, President of NOM said, "A diverse crowd of more than 10,000 marched today to show that those who protect marriage are on the right side of history. The Supreme Court has no right to redefine marriage and roll back the efforts of Americans to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman, the only social arrangement that gives children the mother and father they deserve."
Brown continued: "The fact that our supporters remained peaceful, kneeling in prayer and singing songs and chants even in the face of verbal attacks and intimidation by our opponents is a testament to the respectful way pro-marriage activists carry themselves, even when harassed."
Brian concluded: "Forget the media hype and confusion, our numbers today show that the American people are strongly pro-marriage and pro-marriage Americans aren't going anywhere. This is the beginning of the fight to protect marriage. Our opponents know this, which is why they are hoping the Supreme Court will cut short a debate they know they will ultimately lose if the political process and democracy are allowed to run their course. Those who believe that marriage is the unique and special union of one man and one woman are on the right side of history."
The other point of interest is the timing. Last year's report was put out at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the night of the same day as the rally. But this time, NOM waited until the next morning to say anything. And when they did, it wasn't with nearly as much enthusiasm.
At the time of this posting, they've said nothing else. I'll let you know if they do, but I really think that if they were going to say something big, they would have done so by now. Even they know that there are limits on how they can spin this. Brian Brown may have written about how "the March for Marriage will continue to grow", but as NOM's responses demonstrate, it's already started to shrink.
For NOM, there's only one way to go from here. And it's down: down into extremism, down into embarrassment, and down into irrelevance.