UPDATE: See video of Miss USA at NOM press conference for their new ad featuring the beauty queen where she's quoted as saying, "If we don't save marriage kids won't have moms and dads." Read a first-hand account at the Washington Blade.
Unite the Fight has been prepared for the new NOM ad featuring Miss California USA and her opposition to marriage equality.
Well, here it is. Drum roll!
That's it?! This is what the hype was all about? She's not really even it!
However, I am sick of hearing people call the opposition bigots, even if it's true. It does us no good. They just turn it around and use it against us like they do in this new ad.
According to Webster's Dictionary, the definition of bigot:
a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.According to many who oppose marriage equality, they do it through some misguided religious belief that they feel is compelled by love. Is that a true definition of a bigot? The word "deluded" may work. But bigot?
I feel, personally, that the NOM and the Iowa Family Policy Center do not act out of love but prejudice. Conclude from that what you will, but I also believe that Miss California USA is simply misguided and sheltered and doesn't really know the true nature behind monogamous, committed same-sex relationships. Her only guide to the LGBT community may be Will & Grace. Not much to go on there.
So according to Webster, she's not a bigot. And I don't think she is either.
Whatever you come to believe, I think name calling isn't going to get us anywhere but actually set us back. I know I'm not perfect, believe me. I'm guilty of it.
So let's set the example. If we rise above, it only makes the opposition look all the more worse.
Let their true colors show.
See GoodAsYou.org's response:
They've also have pointed out mistakes made in NOM's new ad.
You can read NOM's email blast send out to its members with the new ad at Pam's House Blend.