It sure seems to jibe with their mission, actions and beliefs, but the NOM-affiliated Minnesota for Marriage swears up and down today that its Facebook admin's account was hacked and that they are not behind a post that calls for the death of gays. Details follow.
Late last night, the Leviticus passage we've all come to know (with a little tweaking of the phrasing) thanks to misspelled signs waved by Westboro and other homophobic clans popped up on the main group campaigning to ban marriage equality in Minnesota come November.
"If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them has done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads," reads the update posted to the group's Facebook page last night.
Problem was, the posting fit so smoothly into Minnesota for Marriage's anti-gay rhetoric that their Facebook followers (both supporters and opponents) didn't suspect anything fishy.
But lo, ten hours after the post catapulted the group into a PR disaster, Minnesota for Marriage's Andy Parrish Tweeted that his social network accounts were hacked and that he's ever so pissed about the Levitical passage.
"My Twitter, Facebook, .com .com were all hacked and garbage was posted on the MInnesota For Marriage FB. I won't be intimidated."
...and he resorted to calling folks names for reminding him that these are the beliefs his group preys on in its attempt to enshrine discrimination in MN:
"You are an idiot if you think MFM did that FB may have caught the individual and I will prosecute them. I am an admin"
Now the scene of the crime—Minnesota for Marriage's FB page—includes a publicist-approved statement that reads:
"Good Morning - Last night our Deputy Campaign Manager, Andy Parrish's personal email, Facebook, and Twitter accounts were hacked by an individual who posted the Leviticus verse below. We are currently working with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Apple to see who hacked Andy's account and who posted this message. Clearly we would never advocate for anyone to be put to death - We strongly believe that people are entitled to love whomever they choose, but they are not entitled to redefine marriage for all of society."
The call for the death of gays, and all 182 comments either supporting it or throwing it shade, remains on the group's Facebook page.
What do you make of the alleged hacking incident, Instincters?
(Source: Facebook; Good As You)