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The National Organization for Marriage is using the voice and image of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a new ad that urges Minnesota voters to support gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who wants a public vote against marriage equality.

According to The Minnesota Independent, NOM president Brian Brown said in a statement Thursday, “We want the voters of Minnesota to know the facts about their rights and where the candidates stand on marriage. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights of Americans, we echo his words to give people the ballot and let the people vote!”



Brian Brown, http://advocate.com 62 Comments [10/21/2010 9:21:44 AM]
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Mister Nnamdi

Yes, because nothing says Martin Luther King like discriminating against other people and restricting their freedoms...

He didn't just want African-Americans to come out of the valley of despair, it was ALL people.

10/21/2010 9:24:20 AM

Headache

Oh for fucks sake!

There are no words to describe the stupidity permeating US politics, imbeciles!

There is no other country I know of who elects mentally sick people to congress, people who are so out of touch with reality they have no clue even about something as simple as the first amendment.

I actually hope every damn retarded teabagger on the ballot gets elected to Congress because dumbfuckistan really deserve the people you vote for!

You want mentally retarded morons to run your country? Don't fucking come and complain when they destroy it!

Don't have healthcare? Your own fault!
Don't have a job? Your own fault!
Your house under foreclosure? Your own fault!
Can't afford to retire? Your own fault!
Lost family in a war lately? Your own fault!

It's your own fault for giving these morons literally unlimited power to ruin your life and you love it and vote for them, over and over and over. So don't come and tell me you don't deserve the outcome!

10/21/2010 9:54:09 AM

Seeker in the Dark

Because obviously, Martin Luther King was all about denying rights to minorities... [/sarcasm]

10/21/2010 10:00:53 AM

Mister Spak

Just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr fought for the civil rights of Americans, we give the nigger the finger and oppose civil rights for sodomites.

10/21/2010 10:11:47 AM

Lucilius

I wish there actually was an afterlife, so MLK could return from it long enough to vomit on you.

10/21/2010 10:15:45 AM

shykid

Conjuring images of a prolific civil-rights leader to encourage voting against the rights of minorities?

omfg LOL

10/21/2010 10:23:52 AM

GodotIsWaiting4U

You want to use Martin Luther King as an example for yourselves voting to take away the rights of a minority.

I'm not sure if you actually don't understand the civil rights struggle or if you're just an asshole, but either way I know there is no hope for you. Go die in a fire.

10/21/2010 10:27:13 AM

I read about the afterlife

Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights -- we are fighting just as hard in the opposite direction!

10/21/2010 10:28:04 AM



@Headache

Painting with that broad brush again?

10/21/2010 10:45:54 AM

Dharmabum

Brian Brown: You don't have a civil right to deny civil rights to other people, you fucking moron.

10/21/2010 10:52:12 AM

Nithing

Oh NOM NOM NOM... <shakes head>

10/21/2010 11:05:19 AM

Tiado

And I'm sure Dr. King is spinning in his grave with such velocity, you can hear the whirring sound.

Quit hijacking people who were for freedom and equality, and applying them to your anti-freedom hatred! And that goes especially for people like King who are dead and thus, are unable to defend themselves!

10/21/2010 11:22:35 AM



Because MLK definitely would have wanted the majority to decide whether or not minorities get civil rights!

10/21/2010 11:23:12 AM

freako104

MLK was for equal rights for ALL people.

10/21/2010 11:33:08 AM

dionysus

Why don't you just cut out the middleman and go piss on his grave directly, asshole. Might as well use Gandhi in a pro-war rally while you're butchering everything great people ever stood for. Hell, you jerks have already been using Jesus as a symbol of hate and greed for a while now so why should I expect any different for MLK?

10/21/2010 11:33:09 AM

Saccharissa

"Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights of Americans, we echo his words to give people the ballot and let the people vote!"

You realize that in King's time, the majority of Americans were against equal rights for African Americans, right? That was the big problem.
Civil rights are not something that should be voted on.

In other words, analogy fail.

10/21/2010 11:39:34 AM

A Nonny Moose

One of Dr. King's closest friends and advisers, Bayard Rustin, was an openly gay man. So, in other words, Mr. Brown, you're an idiot.

10/21/2010 11:45:05 AM

Swede

Wait. You want to fight for the civil rights to not be able to marry if the person you love is of the same gender?
Nice rights, numb-skull!

10/21/2010 11:46:26 AM

Sisyphus

Sounds like a shitty thing to do to me.

It's rude to use a dead man's image to promote yourself.

10/21/2010 11:59:23 AM

jsonitsac

But Brian in a democracy one could theoretically vote to take a civil right away from somebody else. That's why we can't simply rely on the democratic process to make our laws.

10/21/2010 12:08:05 PM

Brendan Rizzo

So Martin Luther King was in favor of bigotry now? I never knew this...

@ Headache:

And those of us who are rational people and complain about the things you mentioned are the very people who do not vote for the whackjobs. I and every other American here is offended by your comments. Do you have any concept of not blaming the whole for the actions of a vocal minority? I don't know where you are from, but I don't go around saying that everyone in your country is a pretentious snob who looks down on everyone else. Can you at least reciprocate the courtesy?

And one last thing. Martin Luther King? He was an American. So there.

10/21/2010 12:12:37 PM

SleepNeed

The National Organization for Marriage is using the voice and image of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a new ad that urges Minnesota voters to support gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who wants a public vote against marriage equality.

While MLK's niece is anti-gay, MLK was pro equality for all (even gays and lesbians.) In fact King's widow is against gay marriage bans.


According to The Minnesota Independent, NOM president Brian Brown said in a statement Thursday, “We want the voters of Minnesota to know the facts about their rights and where the candidates stand on marriage. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights of Americans, we echo his words to give people the ballot and let the people vote!”

You know that the institutionalized racism was in King's day had public support. It took the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and National Voting Rights Act of 1965 to destroy the last remains of the Jim Crow Laws.

Civil rights should never be voted on.

10/21/2010 12:16:09 PM

LDM

Actually, Headache has a good point. There are just enough dumbfucks in this country buying into this teabag crap to actually get these asswipes voted in.

10/21/2010 12:17:23 PM

nazani14

Emmer is a corrupt businessman. He also wants pharmacists to be able to refuse to fill birth control prescriptions. I stopped shopping at Target and Best Buy because they donated to his campaign.

10/21/2010 12:24:57 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

See, we're using the image of a guy who fought to give some people equal rights in order to stop others from having equal rights. Ooh, arent we clever?

10/21/2010 12:41:53 PM
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