Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NOM Caught In Another LIE....

The Pulitzer Prize winning site PolitiFact recently called out the National Organization for Marriage for pushing a misleading statement.

And it's a huge lie -- one that is central to the organization's argument against same-sex marriage.

According to PolitiFact, NOM mailed brochures throughout Rhode Island talking about the so-called consequences of the state approving gay marriage:
Recently, a leading opponent, the National Organization for Marriage, mailed brochures throughout the state that included the headline: "Imposing same-sex marriage has consequences." The brochure listed four "real consequences" of "redefining marriage to a genderless institution."

We chose to examine one of the claims: "Massachusetts' public schools teach kids as young as kindergartners about gay marriage. Parents have no legal right to object!"

After Politifact did some FACT checking, they have concluded that NOM statements are another lie on their behalf to scare people into voting against gay marriage. What else is new. 

Bottom line: The National Organization for Marriage mailing says that Massachusetts public schools teach kindergartners about gay marriage. The wording, including the present tense verb, gives the impression this is happening now, in many schools.

But the group's only evidence is two incidents five years ago. It's possible that somewhere, in one of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, other kindergartners have been taught about same-sex marriage. But NOM couldn't cite any other examples. We find its statement False. Read full deets here


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