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Group sought wedge between blacks, gays to fight same-sex marriage
"The strategic goal ... is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks," says an internal National Organization for Marriage memo.
March 29th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Group sought wedge between blacks, gays to fight same-sex marriage

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - A national group opposed to same-sex marriage aimed to fight it by driving "a wedge between gays and blacks" and identifying "glamorous" Latino artists and athletes to advocate traditional marriage, according to newly released confidential memos.

The strategies were among several pursued by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which has actively campaigned against same-sex marriage efforts.

The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization, said it obtained the documents, part of a civil action in Maine, on Monday and published them on its website.

"This court-ordered disclosure shows NOM fighting a losing battle with strategy and tactics that are racially and ethnically divisive, filled with false political calculations, and out of touch with the majority of fair-minded Americans," Human Rights Campaign said in a statement.

Most of the memos were written in 2009. The president of NOM did not dispute the authenticity of the memos, saying in an online statement, "Gay marriage is not a civil right."

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  1. Patrick

    I find it interesting that much of the Christians who are anti-gay also seem to think gays are the most powerful people. Many times saying that they have the ability's to destroy nations, families and economies when all they are really trying to due is create a new version of the Nazi party using gays as scapegoats instead of Jews

    March 31, 2012 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Fabian

      That's exactly what the KKK feared when segregation and bans on inter-racial marriage slowly but surely were overturned. And look, we all bow down to our african-american overseers every day.

      April 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ckolastika

        Because its Disney and they are idiots. The fact that their neisdpng close to $300 million with marketing on a western (Lone Ranger) even though Cowboys and Aliens bombed this very year proves they don't know what the Hell they are doing.

        April 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • William Wilberforce

      That's the point we gotta stop the cancer before it destroys us.

      April 3, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Ozymandias71

        I agree. Fundamentalist 'Christianity' that will stop at nothing – lying, misrepresenting, setting one minority against another, disregarding civil laws and jurisprudence – is a cancer that must be exposed and rooted out.

        April 3, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brian Comments

    Gay people are majorly confused, and this country is just normalizing confusion, which will ruin our children.

    March 31, 2012 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cardinal Ratzinger

    Promoting the sinful way of life is not going to work. Just watch all the corruption and abuse in the US Catholic church. When you give absolute freedom to sin and zero accountability sooner or later it will destroy you. Giving people this freedom will destroy us as a nation . We need healthy minds to lead the nation and society no people who is psychologically challenged.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |