Maine: Religious Right Barring the Media From Their Anti-Marriage Rally
The other day, Jeremy at Good As You noticed that Religious Right groups organizing behind the anti-marriage equality effort in Maine were suddenly distancing themselves from Mike Heath of the Maine Family Policy Council.
I assumed these groups were trying to avoid being seen in public with Heath because of the rabidly anti-gay insanity he's been spreading recently. But, as it turns out, these groups just trying to avoid being seen in public period:
The Stand for Marriage Rally is being organized by Focus on the Family, The Maine Jeremiah Project, Family Research Council and Stand for Marriage Maine, which includes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
Bishop Richard Malone is expected to address the crowd, along with religious leaders from Maryland and California.
James Dobson of Focus on the Family will provide a video message, [Rev. Bob Emrich] said.
The event is free, but tickets are required. Emrich said members of the media will not be allowed inside the event.
The most recent campaign finance reports from Main showed that of the money raised by the Religious Right groups fighting marriage equality in the state, the amount that came from actual residents of Maine constituted a mere .1%, whereas the amount donated by national Religious Right groups like the National Organization for Marriage and Focus on the Family made up the other 99.9%.
These groups sure do seem to be dumping a lot of time, money, and effort into this campaign while simultaneously trying to keep the people of Maine in the dark about it.
Organizations:Maine Family Policy Council, maine Jeremiah Project, National Organization for Marriage, Religious Right, Stand For Marriage Maine, Catholic Diocese of Portland, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family
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