In one of our posts from yesterday on the right-wing reactions to the marriage equality vote in Vermont, it was noted that the National Organization for Marriage was set to “launch a new national ad campaign that highlights how same-sex marriage undermines the core civil rights of those who believe in the simple truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.”
And today they have done just that, releasing this new ad:
There’s a storm gathering. The clouds are dark and the winds are strong. And I am afraid. Some who advocate for same-sex marriage have taken the issue far beyond same-sex couples. They want to bring the issue into my life. My freedom will be taken away.
I’m a California doctor who must choose between my faith and my job.
I’m part of a New Jersey church group punished by the government because we can’t support same-sex marriage.
I am a Massachusetts parent helplessly watching public schools teach my son that gay marriage is okay.
But some who advocate for same-sex marriage have not been content with same-sex couples living as they wish. Those advocates want to change the way I live.
I will have no choice.
The storm is coming.
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The National Organization for Marriage, a prominent backer of the successful campaign against same-sex marriage in California, is launching a $1.5 million ad campaign this morning aimed at forestalling same-sex marriage support in other key states.
The campaign, whose 60-second television ad is above, seeks to energize the opponents of gay marriage by making the case that it will impinge directly on their own lives. The ads will air in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Iowa.
“The biggest argument – and the biggest lie – put forward by those who want to redefine marriage is that it’s not going to have any affect on you. ‘Why should you care? It’s not going o have any affect on your marriage,” said NOM executive director Brian Brown. “In state after state we’ve seen same-sex marriage directly conflict with people’s religious beliefs.”
Brown cited the decision of Catholic Charities in Massachusetts to stop handling adoptions after a law banned discriminating against gays and lesbians hoping to adopt children.
Backers of same-sex marriage “are saying that it’s right for the law to treat us as evil discriminators,” he said.
The ad above, another 30-second spot, feature people claiming same-sex marriage has specifically harmed them, and that with a “storm gathering,” they’re “afraid.”
“Our goal is to get two million activists by the election of 2010 who support marriage, and especially to fight against the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act,” Brown said.