October 6, 2010
By Adam Bink
Here’s Jennifer Roback-Morse of the Ruth Institute, who joined the NOM/Vota Tus Valores tour at a recent stop, going off on a tear regarding on marriage and abortion:
The first thing I’ll say is that she’s much more of a dynamic speaker than Alfonso. The second is that I don’t even know where to start with this:
Everybody who reads Genesis, everybody – Protestant, Catholic, Jew, Mormon – supported Prop 8!
Most people do not realize that Obama is the most pro-abortion President we have ever had!
Those who believe that need to come together to work together for this great opportunity, to work together for this great vision, so that young people have something to look forward to besides casual hook-ups, and one divorce after another. Because that’s what we’re looking forward to unless we do something about it.
My physician told me I have to keep my blood pressure in check, so I’ll let you do the rant analysis. I will say I’ve read Genesis and here’s one person who thinks she’s full of it regarding her interpretation.
The other thing I would say is Alfonso’s nonsense at the beginning about Latinos “voting our values”. Well, here’s one Latino quoted in the KPBS piece on Monday’s stop who disagrees:
But not everyone in the crowd accepted the Vote Your Values message.
“I’m a Latina. I want the same things that everybody else wants, I want to be able to make choices, I want the freedom to marry who I want to marry,” said Phyllis Lozano, a field organizer and a critic of this and other campaigns trying to get the Latino vote.
“So you know, to target me and to say that these are the traditional Latino values — well, that doesn’t mean that we’re all the same.”
That “dink” you hear is our own Phyllis Lozano hitting the nail on the head. Go Phyllis!
Someday NOM will realize that painting Latino/a people and religious folks, or even folks who’ve read the Bible or Torah or Qur’an and aren’t religious, with a broad brush, and telling them “here’s what your values are, now on your way you go!” can be more offensive than helpful.
And by the way, where’s Brian Brown? I thought he was joining this party. Did he back out when he saw what a mess this tour is?