Do you ever get the impression that, despite all their bluster, anti-marriage equality activists are not only losing their battle against gay marriage, but that they are fully aware that they are losing this battle?
Because this commentary piece by Kathleen Gilbert in LifeSiteNews.com certainly has a distinctly defeatist feel to it:
When the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) wrapped up its Summer for Marriage Tour in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the scene may not quite have been what true marriage supporters would hope to see.
The speakers – which included NOM executive director Brian Brown, civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy, and D.C. marriage leader Bishop Harry Jackson – eloquently and forcefully put forth the case for marriage. But as the rally began at 2 p.m., no more than 50 supporters were present; by the time the crowd waxed to its full size, there may have been 100.
Elsewhere in D.C. a larger crowd gathered with handmade, colorful signs and a playful attitude in support of same-sex “marriage.” Reports put the crowd at 250, which appears accurate from photos.
Speaking with LifeSiteNews.com after the rally, Brown expressed frustration at the timidity of marriage supporters, and the slow abandonment of even conservative media, which has begun shying away from tackling the difficult issue. Even conservative icons Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck have recently indicated that they are at least unwilling to question the homosexualist position.
“It’s frightening. People need to get their news from some source where it’s fair and the truth is coming out, and they’re just accepting the lies being told,” he said.