Saturday, December 18, 2010

Right-wing flake wants the rainbow.

The increasingly flaky antigay activist, Jennifer Roback Morse, is now mounting an effort to "reclaim" the rainbow as a symbol for her and her fellow religiously-motivated bigots. Morse, who runs a front group for the misnamed National Organization for (sic) Marriage.

Various groups defending the rights of gay people started using the rainbow flag almost four decades ago as a symbol of diversity and tolerance. Morse thinks that Right-wing loons like herself should claim it back because bigots also come from various backgrounds. She claimed that because antigay bigots of all colors voted for Prop 8 that proves: "We are the real rainbow coalition."

Morse, who long ago was once a reasonable libertarian, reconverted to extreme Catholicism and has increasingly become more intolerant, bigoted and a defender of state control of gay people in the name of her imaginary friend. She won't be marching in the Gay Pride Parade again, as she did in 1980. This anti-libertarian wore her "rainbow" scarf (not quite as you will see) to the Prop 8 appeal trail before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Morse claims that the rainbow was given to "God's people" and that having it associated with gays is a problem because: "Families put rainbows in their children's nurseries. Little Christian preschools will have rainbows..." I see her point. I heard that allowing gay groups to use this symbol is confusing children and that is why some grow up gay. Or has Morse adopted the "recruiting" theory of her fellow hate-mongers.

I am sorry to say it but Morse is becoming a clownish caricature of the old "Church Lady" skit from Saturday Night Live. Sad, she was once a relatively decent person but that was before she suffered from religiously-induced dementia. Isn't she special!

Morse's group organized itself deceitfully as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization which would not engage political campaigns. Apparently the moralistic Morse lied on her application. A NOM press release stated that "Jennifer Roback Morse, president of the The Ruth Institute, a project of NOM's" would be campaigning to help elect Carly Fiorina" in the her unsuccessful Senate race. At another campaign rally Morse was introduced in her capacity of running this "non-political" charity telling the gathered Republicans "We're the Ruth Institute.... We're here, and we're here to serve, we're hear to serve the whole body of Christ. That's what we're here for, and we're very proud to be part of this electoral effort." The Ruth Institute website actually once described itself as "an independent expenditure group supporting Carly Fiorina's bid for California Senator."

This clearly shows that Morse applied for a 501(c)3 status under false pretense. The requirement for non-profit status to stay out of the campaigns for political candidates is widely known and made perfectly clear to any organization applying for tax-exempt status. Apparently Morse is not restricted to being dishonest about gay people.

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