Monday, April 20, 2009
Californians Against Hate (CAH) are launching their own ad campaign in the US Northeast to counter the NOM ads that ran in the region with their anti-gay messages.
“We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) established the National Organization for Marriage as its front group in order to qualify Proposition 8 for ballot last year in California,” said Fred Karger, Founder of Californians Against Hate. “After spending several million dollars in California, NOM recently moved into 7 Northeast States considering marriage equality."
In reference to the 234th anniversary of Paul Revere's famous midnight ride, the CAH ads rewrote Longfellow’s famous poem “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” which contains the famous refrain "The British are coming!" and have reworked it to read, "The Mormons are coming!"
“Our modern day Paul Revere is warning of TV commercials (using bad actors trying to play real people), radio ads, and robo--calls -- all full of deceit and lies,” said Fred Karger. “Their ads are fueled by millions of dollars, which we believe comes primarily from the Mormon Church and its members.”
“We want all fair-minded people to know who is behind NOM’s effort to stop equal rights," ads Karger. "We will continue to pound away at this front group until everyone knows exactly who is behind the creation of the National Organization for Marriage.”
The ads launched April 18th.