The National Organization for Marriage is sick and tired of corporation after corporation choosing the right side of history by supporting marriage equality. So, the hate group's has directed its Ruth Institute to put REI on blast by saying—get this—that by announcing its support for marriage equality the gay friendly company has come out against biological parenthood.
Dizzy from all that spin? We are too.
Quick! Read NOM/Ruth Institute's fuzzy logic while you're still dizzy. It's the best chance you'll have at making any sense of it all:
REI is the latest corporation to take a stand against biological parenthood by supporting redefining marriage. Any company and any individual who supports redefining marriage is opposing your right as a biological parent. REI Endorses Same Sex Marriage.
SSM requires “legal parenthood” and biological parenthood must and WILL be done away with as it is accepted into law. Does your right as a biological parent come to you from God, by virtue of the child coming from your body? Or was it granted to you by the state? ”Legal parenthood” says that your rights as a parent are granted by the state. Biological parenthood says your rights come from God. REI, Starbucks, Best Buy, Nike, Microsoft, Google, Proctor & Gamble… the list is quite extensive and they are all in opposition to the biological status of parents. They may or may not know this. But that is the what will happen if marriage is redefined. And they will be responsible for the resulting harms.
Regardless of the other good things these companies do, never forget they are actively opposing your rights as a biological parent. By supporting the redefinition of marriage, they are saying that biological parenthood does not matter – they are saying that your rights, which were granted to you by God, do not matter. The only thing that matters is “legal parenthood.” The only thing that matters is that the state gets to say who counts as a parent.
So NOM is testing out a new laboratory manufactured talking point: support for the equality of same-sex couples is opposition to the rights of heterosexual parents?
What about the biological parents of LGBT youth who have killed themselves because of dangerous and insanely illogical rhetoric like this? Who's fighting to oppose their rights, NOM?