Using words like ‘betray’ and ‘turncoat,’ one imagines Benedict Arnold as Brian Brown promises to remove Illinois pro-marriage equality legislators from office:
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today pledged to form an Illinois state PAC and spend $250,000 defeating Republican legislators who vote in support of same-sex ‘marriage’ in Illinois, just like the group successfully did in New York. The group also called on state Republican Chairman Pat Brady to resign or be removed from office for violating the national GOP platform and urging state Republicans to redefine marriage.
“Any Republican in Illinois who betrays the cause of marriage will be casting a career-ending vote and will be held accountable to their constituents,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “We will spend whatever it takes â€” hundreds of thousands of dollars if necessary â€” to remove them from office, just as we did three of the four turncoat Republican state Senators in New York who were responsible for gay ‘marriage’ passing there. We will not hesitate to support pro-family Democrats to replace them, as our record in New York proves.”
Of course, Jeremy Hooper hits the nail behind the head behind NOM’s claimed ‘victories’ in New York state:
NOM claims all kinds of New York victories that are not their victories to claim. The truth is that the one claim they can realistically make in terms of turning a pro-equality seat to an anti-equality seat brought them a Senator, Kathy Marchione, who has publicly stated that she will not touch marriage. All of the other seats either went to pro-equality Democrats or had outcomes that were completely unrelated to NOM’s efforts. The sum of the parts created a state legislature that is in control of pro-equality lawmakers and a local Republican party that is thoroughly pissed off at NOM and Co.
The NOM blog post closes with a beg for money – rather than support the Illinois GOP, the organization asks readers to support it’s efforts. Because the vast support NOM receives from the Catholic Church is not enough to commit to it’s $250K slush fund to fight our equal rights in Illinois.