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NOM donors hoods, national orgination for marriage kkk, NOM different kind of hood
Yikes.

There’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding the above image today. Poor photoshopping aside, is drawing a correlation between the KKK’s mission to denigrate and terrorize blacks with the National Organization for Marriage’s similar agenda against homosexuals accurate/appropriate/timely/obvious/fair/over the top?

Sound off in the comments below.

And just to nip the inevitable “only the KKK kills” response in the bud, Joe.My.God points out this lovely sign from a NOM event. There are absolutely those still out there who have, and who would kill us if they could. Hell, there are those that still do.

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Thoughts?

  • Both NOM and the Westboro Baptist Church are like the KKK. People like that are the reason why there will never be peace. 

  • so apart form the fact that they misquoted Leviticus 20:13; what is the point of them doing this anymore?
    They say that marriage should be between a man and woman; but when you look at the institution of marriage  it was social contract for 2 families to increase status or improve the blood lines.And more times then not The two people in question did not love each other/.  As for the Klan they need to calm there inbreed rednecks down and get a life. They are not happy unless they are trying to case more chaos and social discord

  • I think it’s a very good comparison personally

  • Darby Gamaliel

    I wouldn’t call this over the top, just about right.

  • Chris Goddard

    One dipshit’s sign at a rally isn’t really enough to indite the organization for violence. The KKK murdered people. NOM might be a bunch of ignorant fools, but they’re not lynching anyone. Keep the comparisons reasonable people or you turn people off your cause.

  • ShowMeGuy

    If it walks like a nazi and if it quacks like a nazi….it’s a nazi.

  • David Campbell

    NOM promotes intolerance and perpetuates untruths, all justified by these barbaric bible passages  and thereby implies that violence against LGBT people is not only permitted, it is righteous.  NOM does not, that we know of, directly participate or commit the violent acts at an organization.

    That said, while I don’t think they are committing the violent acts, I don’t think they are any less dangerous or virulent than the KKK.  They are very different organizations but  I don’t think that a side-by-side comparison is unwarranted or invalid.

    The KKK in mainstream America has a bad reputation and doesn’t have much in the way of media backing.  NOM has media outlets and support from mainstream, albeit bigoted, organizations.  They are able to have their message broadcast night after night on FOX, et al., and have that message validated by religious, social, and political organizations daily.  In today’s word, that makes them in many ways more dangerous than the KKK.

  • M.b. Mulligan

    I think the mass lynchings supported by the KKK are a very different type of violence from random members of NOM either supporting violence of committing murder individually. Granted, I would call what happened to Matthew Shepard a lynching by an historian’s definition, but the lynching of African Americans that took place in the South were day-long events that everyone in town and their children went to. So far, no such event on so large a scale has happened to an LGBT individual (if I’m wrong about that, please bring it up), and even if it has happened once or twice, not on the alarmingly regular basis that lynchings of African Americans took place. It’s also important to point out that NOM has a single target: the LGBT community, and the KKK’s targets were quite varied. Actually, historian John McClymer argues that although the KKK is famous for lynchings of African Americans in the South, most of their campaign was against ethnic minorities who were Catholic (Irish Catholics, French Canadian Catholics, etc). I believe it is fair to say that there are similarities between NOM and the KKK that should be addressed, but I also agree with Chris Goddard that comparing them as strongly as the above photo really discredits the movement by oversimplifying both the KKK and NOM. Both hateful groups deserve far deeper analysis.

  • M.b. Mulligan

    @David Campbell You’re so right because actually, at the time the KKK did have the equivalent of “media outlets” that NOM has today. Of course, in the early twentieth century this meant anonymously (or not) contributing to newspaper stories/letters to the editor. Like NOM, they were also an enormous political lobbying group, either funding candidates who were not members of the KKK but supported their ideas or promoting candidates who were secretly members of the KKK. They’re most similar to the KKK in that they are a radical political group that throws money and rhetoric behind a particular cause–just as the KKK did. I think that’s a far more legitimate comparison between the two than the issue of violence and gets at the heart of both groups more directly. Not that I am at all downplaying the violent rhetoric or even outright violence used by people who support NOM. The violence going on toward LGBT individuals is extremely serious. Believe me, I’m transgender and when I saw that video of a transwoman being beaten in a Baltimore McDonalds for using her preferred bathroom, I didn’t use public bathrooms for weeks! But it’s worth noting that it is very different from mass, public lynchings of African Americans committed by or supported by the KKK. 

  • Jason Shreeve

    Can someone explain the statement in the picture it confuses me with the man and mankind part?

    Are the ones being punished the man and woman or the man and mankind?Is mankind refering to another man or Humanity?Because it all just sounds like a man sleeping around with alot of other people in general not a another man to me (like having sex outside of of his relationship with said woman?).

  • Thomas Freiseis

    I think what might be getting missed, based on some of the comments, is that the picture is referring to how NOM keeps it’s (generally wealthiest) donors and supporters anonymous much like the KKK kept members hidden behind hoods.  The real threat is that these backers could be our bosses or other leaders.  This seems similar to what M.b. Mulligan described as the political tactics of the KKK in that politically figures not publicly linked to the organization may not only be supporters of their cause but also financial backers.  In this sense I think the comparison is quite valid.  These large contributors are doing as much as they can to arm a hateful, intolerant organization while enjoying the luxury of not being tied to the organization thanks to NOM’s secrecy.  Same strategy of anonymity, different hoods.  As for other tactics, such as the scale of public lynchings, I don’t think the group reaches the same scale.  However that is no reason to stop drawing parallels with aspects of the groups.  The only thing that is exactly identical to the KKK is the KKK.  Doesn’t mean other things aren’t similar in some way.

  • Thomas

    I think what might be getting missed, based on some of the comments, is that the picture is referring to how NOM keeps it’s (generally wealthiest) donors and supporters anonymous much like the KKK kept members hidden behind hoods.  The real threat is that these backers could be our bosses or other leaders.  This seems similar to what M.b. Mulligan described as the political tactics of the KKK in that politically figures not publicly linked to the organization may not only be supporters of their cause but also financial backers.  In this sense I think the comparison is quite valid.  These large contributors are doing as much as they can to arm a hateful, intolerant organization while enjoying the luxury of not being tied to the organization thanks to NOM’s secrecy.  Same strategy of anonymity, different hoods.  As for other tactics, such as the scale of public lynchings, I don’t think the group reaches the same scale.  However that is no reason to stop drawing parallels with aspects of the groups.  The only thing that is exactly identical to the KKK is the KKK.  Doesn’t mean other things aren’t similar in some way.

  • You are right there are no modern (with in last 50 or so years) instance of public killing and mutilation of homosexuals like lynchings that I know of, but that does not mean that the violence, and hate are not still the motivating factor, and if they could get away with public executions as the KKK once did, It would be happening.  Just because homosexuals have been killed tortured and mutilated privately without a mob of witnesses does not mean that we face any less hate, or danger in our struggles

  • David Kerley

    Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled NOM a HATE GROUP… with good reason. They are motivated by hatred and extreme bigotry.