Brian Brown desperately wants NOM’s five undisclosed donors to believe that 2012 and 2013 have just been a fluke, and that no really, you guys, seriously, 2014 is the year they’re going to start winning again, and oh please, dear Lord, do not make Brian get a real job, he has no skills…
“When history looks back on the 2012-2013 legislative year, I believe it will be remembered as the year Americans realized the same-sex marriage movement for what it truly is: a bullying behemoth that puts the very foundations of our democracy at stake.From the earliest days of the marriage battle in our country, the other side has claimed to be ‘on the right side of history’ and said that their movement enjoyed the momentum of public sentiment so that same-sex marriage in America was ‘inevitable.’ They said this despite majorities in state after state standing up in favor of marriage between one man and one woman at the ballot box. It wasn’t until 2012 that they had a single election victory to bolster their ‘inevitability’ myth.
“But one year of slight victories does not make a myth reality. Next year we’ll show that history — and not myths — is what finally matters. And history is on our side! Recent losses in stacked battles won’t help radical activists in their quest to force the entire country to recognize same-sex ‘marriage.’ On the contrary, 2014 will be the year of the PEOPLE… your time and mine to make history — if we have the resources we need to make sure our message is heard by voters across the country. Please make a contribution of $50, $100 or even $500 right now to help us turn the tide and take back the momentum in the fight to defend marriage!”
Yes, surely, when historians look back at 2012 and 2013, they will see all the sweeping victories for marriage equality as Americans’ realization that gay activists are just a bunch of bullies. Apparently Brian thinks that the historians of the future will be quite stupid.
Also, the “history is on our side” slogan is just really freaking sad. Of course, Brian has no choice but to double down on his delusions, because as I alluded to above, it must be quite frightening for him to instead confront the possibility that his movement, and indeed his career, is just about over.