The National Organization for Marriage's head homophobe Brian Brown has lashed out a second time to defend against criticisms that his organization sought to exploit racial tensions. In today's round of defense, Brown ironically chooses to promote people of color who are against civil rights for the LGBT community.
Writes Brown in an email sent to NOM subscribers today:
Let me be the first to say that the tone of the language in that document as quoted by the press is inapt. Here’s something I know from the bottom of my soul: It would be enormously arrogant for anyone at NOM to believe that we can make or provoke African-American or Latino leaders do anything. The Black and Hispanic Democrats who stand up for marriage do so on principle—and get hit with a wave of vituperative attacks like nothing I have ever seen. We did not cause it, nor can we claim credit for these men and women’s courage in standing up in defense of our most fundamental institution: marriage.
To Joe Solmonese and the Human Rights Campaign and Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry I would say: This is your movement. You are its leaders. Only you can hope to change the vicious attacks being made on Black and Hispanic Democrats (or white Republicans for that matter!) who don’t agree with you on gay marriage.
Brown then goes on to exalt African American leaders who are against marriage equality. If that wasn't enough of a spotlight on people of color (a tactic he swears his group does not employ), Brown includes a video of mostly African American North Carolinians revealing their support for a statewide ban on marriage equality and civil unions.