At one point during the trailer for Question 1, an upcoming documentary about the ill-fated battle for equality in Maine, "Stand For Marriage" chairman Marc Mutty opines: "I fear I'll be remembered for the work I did on this campaign."
Yes, Mr. Mutty. Just like former Alabama Governor George Wallace, singer Anita Bryant, NOM's Brian Brown and Maggie Gallagher, discredited "historian" David Barton, Pastor-of-Hate Scott Lively, Uganda's David Bahiti, Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern, and a host of other anti-equality activists who have championed bigotry and defended discrimination, you WILL be remembered (if you're remembered at all) for spreading fear and loathing in pursuit of an archaic social agenda. The committed gay and lesbian couples you have harmed through your hateful rhetoric - neighbors, co-workers, and perhaps even family members - will not soon forget your complicity in trashing their lives. Not only that, heterosexual voters who now know that the propaganda you shoved down their throats was born of hate will likewise revile you. In future decades, Mr. Mutty, your great-grandchildren and their children will cringe in embarrassment whenever your name is mentioned. Your big moment in history has come and gone, leaving a tiny smudge. In the grand scheme of things, your existence is less than irrelevent. It is banal.
The first video is the official "Question 1" trailer, from Fly on the Wall Productions. Beside that is a clip of Marc Mutty discussing the lies used by "Yes on One" advocates in Maine, and how he was fully cognizant of his allies' duplicity.
As NOM's harridans and hooligans slouch toward New York, preparing to slander yet another state's LGBT citizenry, let us remember the lessons learned in California and Maine. In their inexhaustible attempts to deny equal rights to same-sex couples, RW Christians are without shame. Their religious beliefs are not in accord with their behavior (and they're certainly out of step with the teachings of Jesus); their "family values" are, to put it simply, without value. Time and again they've shown a disregard for honesty and a penchant for dirty dealing. We have responded with the truth, turning the other cheek when the media repeated their wild accusations.
Let's leave off the gloves this go 'round, whatdya say?