NOM Claims To Speak For African-American And Hispanic Communities In Fundraising Letter

In its latest fundraising email today, the National Organization for Marriage trumpeted its own race-baiting tactics, calling the New York Times’ condemnation “laughable.” The pitch for donations claims “the African American and Hispanic communities have always opposed same-sex marriage,” further “fanning hostilities” in the false dichotomy between the LGBT community and people of color, according to plan. At a debate with Andrew Sullivan last night, NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher said she believes the group’s racial strategies were acceptable, claiming it’s wrong to suggest “white, suburban, Republican girls” like her are manipulating African and Hispanic leaders. Perhaps when her organization stops trying to speak on their behalf, her argument will be more convincing.