The good Christians at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) lie, then try to downplay their lie, then lie again — a revolting (yet still unsurprising) case of a right-wing Christian group ignoring that pesky ninth commandment:
After Rachel Maddow got into the act and pointed out NOM’s dishonesty on her TV program, NOM President Brian Brown said on the NOM blog, “They object to us using a photo of a crowd scene, which symbolizes the tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters who are part of our effort. They’re upset that the photo was not taken at a NOM rally. Seriously?!”
Actually, that is good question: seriously, Brian Brown? If you want to use a photo that “symbolizes the tens of thousands” of people who support your cause, why not use a photo that, you know, actually shows the tens of thousands of people who are behind your effort? What’s that you say? You don’t actually have a photo showing tens of thousands of people who support you, because at most of your rallies you’re lucky to have members of the press corps outnumber NOM staff people?
Brown went on to write, “Let’s teach Rachel Maddow and her pals at the HRC what’s really important in this debate in New Hampshire. We’ve swapped out photos on the [website] to avoid the distraction, now it’s time to focus on the real controversy.”
Yeah, they swapped out the photo — with another stolen photo from a 2008 pro-Obama rally in Columbus, OH, only this time (as once again detailed by Hooper and Co.) they cropped the photo in such a way as to deliberately make it seem as if Brown was speaking at a rally with thousands in attendance.
Funny, for a group that claims to represent the God-fearing will of the average Judeo-Christian American, the people at NOM sure play fast and loose with that ninth commandment — you know, the one about bearing false witness; the one they ignore at will to push a blatantly partisan agenda.
Read the rest of it at this link.