Louis Marinelli, the man behind the National Organization for Marriage’s Summer of Marriage bus tour, has announced today that he has resigned from the discriminatory organization, and is now in favor of extending marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples.
As a supporter of civil marriage equality, any statements I’ve made in the past about not recognizing homosexual relationships for one reason or another, of course it goes without saying that I no longer stand by these comments and I apologize for the insensitivity. Same-sex couples, whether they are married, in civil unions or domestic partnerships, ought to be recognized for what they are.
I consider myself agnostic and while homosexual acts may very well be “immoral” in the eyes of Christian morality, I can no longer stand by any comments I’ve made in the past about the immorality of homosexuality. There are a variety of different sets and sources of morals and no one has the right to impose their set on the rest of society.
Once I wrote that homosexuals are deceitful people who care only about themselves or something to that effect. Honestly, aren’t we all? It was wrong for me to exclude everyone else from that description. We all lie and when it comes down to it, we will do what is best for ourselves. So throwing in a little levity, I stand by the comment but want to apologize for limiting its scope to the gay community.
The rest of his statement can be read HERE. It’s a doozy.
Wow! In response to this acre of hell freezing over, NOM has (temporarily?) disabled their Facebook page, and their website is currently down. It would appears that the moderators have been unable to delete comments in favor of same-sex marriage quite fast enough, so they just up and shut themselves down.
In other news, my bacon started levitating off of my plate this morning at the breakfast table. Something to do with pigs flying?
Are you willing to forgive Louis Marinelli now that he has come out in favor of marriage equality and denounced his bigoted ways?