Traditional marriage supporters are branded ‘useless trash’

Traditional marriage supporters are branded ‘useless trash’

An anti-gay hate group, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is spitting tacks after an assistant admissions officer at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, described NOM supporters as ‘pieces of useless trash’.

According to this report, Andrew Bunting, above, was reacting to NOM’s jubilation over Trump’s win.

NOM now wants the university to “disavow” itself of Andrew Bunting’s comments so as not to give prospective conservative Christians applicants the idea that they are not welcome.

Joseph Grabowski

Joseph Grabowski

NOM’s Joseph Grabowski said:

We want the university to publicly repudiate the remark. Right now, the clear implication of the comments, when they come from the admissions officer, is that they won’t be welcome if they hold conservative views on marriage.

NOM’s triumphant blog posted the day after the federal election “heartily” congratulated Donald Trump and his team on their “incredible win”.

In the blog, NOM announced that it was committed to working with the President-elect and:

Confident that our voice and our views will be important in a Trump administration.

This was followed with NOM’s action plan for the next four years. It starts with getting conservatives appointed to the Supreme Court because:

Such justices will inevitably reverse the anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court imposing same-sex ‘marriage’ on the nation in the Obergefell decision, because that decision lacked any basis in the Constitution.

Second, get outgoing President Barack Obama’s string of “illegal, overreaching executive orders” rescinded, including his:

Dangerous gender identity directives.

Third, reverse the Obama administration’s foreign policy of withholding foreign aid from countries that won’t accede to the “LGBT agenda”.

And fourth, get the First Amendment Defense Act passed:

To protect people who believe in marriage from being targeted by the government for persecution.

Grabowski speculated that someone passed on NOM’s plan to Bunting who evidently saw red and said:

NOM, a recognised HATE group by the Southern Poverty Law Center … seeks to limit life. Limit liberty. Limit Freedom. Limit the pursuit of happiness for millions of American[sic]. If you agree with them then that is your opinion. Just know that to the rest of us you are a piece of useless trash.

GMU President Angel Cabrera responded to the election with a statement of inclusion without referencing Bunting’s comments.

Let me be clear. If you are Muslim or Jewish or Christian, you belong at Mason. If you grew up in Mexico City, Islamabad, or Roanoke, you belong at Mason. If you are part of the LGBT community, you belong at Mason. If you are Black or Brown or White, you belong at Mason. If you voted for Clinton or for Trump or anyone else, you belong at Mason.

GMU said in a statement.

Mr. Bunting’s comments on his personal social media page reflect his own personal views. The university does not agree with his comments, and they do not reflect the views of the university.

Grabowski responded:

We are used to seeing a double standard from advocates for diversity. Tolerance is OK as long as it doesn’t apply to conservatives. It is almost Orwellian doubletalk.

13 responses to “Traditional marriage supporters are branded ‘useless trash’”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    ‘We are used to seeing a double standard from advocates for diversity. Tolerance is OK as long as it doesn’t apply to conservatives. It is almost Orwellian doubletalk.’

    I think Grabowski means ‘doublespeak’, but that isn’t the only mistake he makes. In a democracy tolerance is extended even to those, like the NOM, who would impose intolerance on the rest of society. But that doesn’t mean their views should go unanswered, unchallenged, or uncriticised. Quite the opposite, in fact. But people like Grabowski don’t like criticism, don’t think others should have the right to aim it at them. And that is the paradox of free speech, I guess. Even those who speak out against it must be granted it.

  2. barriejohn says:

    I don’t think that inflammatory remarks like those help the cause of liberal tolerance at all, and just give ammunition to those who are constantly whingeing that we are not tolerant of THEIR views (I’m not, BTW). We’ve heard their argument over and over again, ad nauseam, but they are NEVER guilty of such defamation, are they?

    Unbelievable – but it just shows what hatred is still there, just below the surface, and Trump’s victory is going to unleash a lot of those pent-up feelings now.

  3. L.Long says:

    NOM is not useless trash! It aint that good!!! NOM is full of dimwitted stoopid people who have NO IDEA what a traditional marriage is! As there is no such thing! Go to UTUBE and visit Betty Bowers she will set you straight!!

  4. Cali Ron says:

    …could be “interpreted as racist, but in no way was intended to be”. It would actually be refreshing if when people make obviously racist comments they just own them and admit they hate blacks instead of the lame excuses they give. If you don’t have the balls to own it, just keep your mouth shut and your racism to yourself.

  5. Rick scarbo says:

    Andrew Bunting gets my vote, and he’s cute.
    On the other hand I knew Joseph grabowski would be ugly without having to see his picture. Filthy lowlife xtian.

  6. Trevor Blake says:

    I can’t find this organization making a critical statement about polygamy when it comes to Islam, or incest when it comes to Islam, or child ‘marriage’ when it comes to Islam. I did find them saying they oppose Mormon polygamy, and comparing homosexuality to incest, and supporting age of consent laws. But no criticism of Islam. Hmmm. How do homosexuals and Mormons respond to criticism, and is that different from how Muslims respond to criticism? Hmmm.

    Is it because this group is made up of cowards or is it because Islam is made up of bullies? Perhaps both?

  7. Laura Roberts says:

    Calling people “pieces of useless trash” is not helpful. It would be far more productive to address their ignorance (of law, for a start) than to reduce oneself to mere name-calling. Abuse is the domain of those who have no good arguments.

  8. barriejohn says:

    Laura Roberts: I agree. It makes him feel good, but it makes them feel victimized, so what good has it really done? As L.Long says, Betty Bowers (America’s Best Christian!) does far more damage to their cause:

  9. barriejohn says:

    Trevor Blake: The organization, being Catholic/Mormon, is stridently anti-Muslim – except that, being religious fascists, they are quite happy to hold their noses and jump into bed with them whenever it suits their cause:

    The conservative Roman Catholic-Mormon antigay group, the National Organization for [Antigay] Marriage, reacted to the defeat of its anti-marriage initiatives in four states on Thursday by vowing to incite antigay Muslim opposition to U.S. companies in the Middle East.

    NOM’s exploitation of Islam in pursuit of anti-Americanism is more than a little hypocritical, given the NOM leadership’s contempt for the religion.

    More here:

    Quelle surprise.

  10. Newspaniard says:

    In passing, I see that the black creationist has removed himself from the list of Trump officials. Those in science and education must be breathing a sigh of relief. I know it’s OT but something well worth celebrating. (I used the word “black” purely to identify whom I was talking about).

  11. Brian Jordan says:

    A creationist down? Good. When can we see the climate deniers dropping out, please?

  12. Brian Jordan says:

    Correction: a quick Google suggests that Ben Carson is also an anthropogenic warming denier, so double good riddance.

  13. Laura Roberts says:

    @Newspaniard: That is really good news, but the GOP has a deep roster of buffoons ready to take his place.