April 11, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
This morning, Jeremy Hooper at Good As You reported that NOM wrote a series of odd, uncharacteristic blog posts and tweets that seemed to admit to past wrongdoing, attempting to cause racial divisions and banning multiple users for no reason whatsoever. The blog post vowed “to turn things around for the better,” suggesting that “marriage is about bringing people together, not pushing them apart” and that pushing people apart “is exactly what this organization has been about…” One of the tweets said that creating a wedge between the black and gay community was wrong.
Towleroad asks, “Has Jesus taken the wheel?”
Alas, no. It appears to have been the work of a hacker. The blog seems to be up and running again after a short time in which it said it was “down for maintenance.” The previous post admitting that racism is probably a bad tactic for an ostensibly religious organization to use is gone.
Their Facebook page unbanned Jeremy Hooper and other previously banned users for no apparent reason. Their page also posted a similar message of apology to readers and banned users.
Hilariously, NOM’s Twitter account has been completely hijacked and reworked. It is now a pro-equality account complete with a rainbow background image and LGBT humanity-affirming tweets. This happened shortly after they sent out tweets about a “mutiny” at NOM. How short-lived this will be remains to be seen.