Like Mary Marcolin, featured in our last post, he, too, hails from a state where marriage equality exists.
Joe has a friend, Eddie C Simolin, who agrees with his murder comment and anything Joe posts. He goes so far to defend him on NOM’s Facebook page.
Really, NOM? You just posted recently about “trolls” on your Facebook page who turn out 9 times out of 10 being people who politely disagree with you. Yet, people like Mary Marcolin are not banned despite using hate language or graphic references to fuel her animus.
Times are tough for NOM and Mary (she lives in Maryland where there is marriage equality). She reminded us of resident anus-expert Wayne C Cooper.
Finally. For the first in over 4 years, National Organization for Marriage decided to finally address their Facebook page. We’ve seen some pretty nasty comments on there — after all, an organization is made possible by their supporters. However, today, NOM posted a “PSA” for their supporters — “ignore the trolls, report them, etc.” Silly.
What NOM does not address
• NOM’s supporters who post hate speech (even those who do it very frequently) are never banned
• Those who post views or engage in a debate with a dissenting/pro-gay marriage view have been banned
• Those who point out the hate speech posted by NOM supporters have been banned
• NOM’s supporters create duplicate profiles or go under fake names
• NOM is falling and can’t get up — so finally after 4 years, they have time to address their Facebook page
Let’s point out some examples. These individuals featured below have not been banned by NOM. Many post on a daily basis to NOM’s Facebook page. Why aren’t these individuals banned?
This flyer was circulated at the March for Marriage last year. It highlighted NOM’s most anti-gay supporters (most posts weren’t even about marriage). It was also sent to the Lee Boys, the band that NOM had selected to perform at the March for Marriage. The Lee Boys promptly cancelled on NOM.
So, NOM, you really want to address your Facebook page? Maybe it begins with your supporters, not the “trolls.” A “troll” to NOM is anyone who disagrees and posts their viewpoint to the Facebook page, even when they post in a civil manner.
Karen L. Grube of San Diego is no stranger to this blog (she tried removing NOManiacs a year or so ago). When she learned that the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade was to feature a gay male couple marrying (because it’s legal in California) on top of a parade float (because that’s super awesome and straight couples have married there in years past), she immediately started a boycott. Grube got some initial local media attention for her Boycott the 2014 Rose Parade page. However, her rationale for the boycott was quite flawed. Choosing to not use the religious route, she claimed Prop 8 was still in effect. Prop 8 was halted in late June 2013 by the Supreme Court and marriages have been taking place since then. Call it intense denial, Grube was reminded even by news media that Prop 8 was no longer in effect.
People began to point out how ridiculous her claims were, so she resorted to another one.
Grube by now, frustrated, turned to her Boycott the 2014 Rose Parade Facebook page. She asked people to go onto the Rose Parade Facebook page, news sites, including the LA Times, featuring the boycott story to flood it with comments supporting the boycott. Clearly, she wasn’t the only one that was frustrated.
Disgraced Pasadena pastor Wayne Cooper jumped in. As you may remember, Cooper was exposed over the years for posting disgusting, graphic hate speech claiming that “gay men eat feces.” Great company you keep there, Grube.
Some even suggested spamming and tampering with the Rose Parade Facebook page.
As Grube turned her attention to external websites and news stories, her boycott page was receiving new likes at a steady rate.
However, hate speech was also being posted on Grube’s Boycott page.
The marriage float, sponsored but the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, was to point out that research has shown that the sanctity of marriage was one way of preventing HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases.
This was in reference to “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson who known as a duck hunter, loves his guns and 15-year-old women are ripe for marriage (no, we are not making this up). Tracy Potter suggested murdering the gay couple.
After exposing this comment and Grube’s inaction to remove it, she claimed that she also received threats. All of a sudden she was now the victim. Easy way out.
The 2014 Rose Parade was a huge success and the marriage took place. News outlets later reported it was one of the highest rated parade broadcasts. So much for the boycott. Actually, the “boycott” and news coverage of it created new fans who invited the parade into their homes. Some even attended in person specifically to see the marriage.
Grube had failed. Hard. JoeMyGod even pointed out that Grube had proven not only to be a homophobe with too much spare time on her hands but also a racist individual.
We’ve received a lot of hate mail over the past year from NOM supporters. Some are threatening. Some come with a list of demands.
One NOM supporter, Leila Habra Miller, contacted us recently asking us to repost the WHOLE thread containing the homophobic posts she made on National Organization for Marriage’s Facebook Page back in… get this, early Spring! When we refused to comply with her demands and reminded her that this is not her blog, she continuously spammed our blog (see below) and even hired her pal JoAnna Wahlund (who is no stranger to the NOM Facebook page) to write a complaint (full of silly insults) to us. Leila demanded that we engage in a debate on her blog about why she isn’t a homophobe. If you are not a homophobe, Leila, why did you post articles about bestiality and attribute it to the LGBT community as part of your silly arguments against marriage equality?
Why did you defend “a grandma” who posted this?
Sorry, lady, we owe you nothing.
We did our homework. This blog exists solely to expose just how hateful, crazy and wacky NOM supporters can be, especially when they are caught. We do not comply to demands. If you are featured on this blog and you want your posts removed, too bad. It is now up to you to explain to friends, family, partners, coworkers why you posted hateful things. We can’t do that for you. If you google yourself and you don’t like the search results, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your actions online (googling “Leila Habra Miller” results in the NOManiacs link featuring her hateful posts).
Ironic that National Organization for Marriage is asking for donations. Perhaps to hire a spell checker?
Even NOM/Ruth Institute’s supporters were not happy with the careless post.
The misspellings have been online for over 24 hours now. You’d think with all that money, someone could put their weekend activities on hold and take the 5 minutes to repost. Jennifer Roback Morse, are you out there?