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NOM: United States Gay Marriage Harms Canadian Bigot Sportscasters!

The National Organization for Marriage’s satellite media hate org The Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance, which is run by the one and only Maggie Gallagher Srivastav has come out with a new PSA about how gay marriage has harmed Canadian Sportscaster Damian Goddard.  (Not because of the truth which is he’s a homophobic religious bigot.)

Earlier this year when New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery did PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in support of gay marriage in New York Canadian Sports Agency named Uptown Hockey and its owner Todd Reynolds twittered some pretty derogatory remarks about both Sean Avery and same sex marriage.  Well not content with being quiet Goddard tweeted his support for the haters at Uptown Hockey whose owner also in a radio interview about the controvery likened gay marriage to beastiality.   Later that day Sportsnet posted on it’s main Twitter feed.: “Today’s tweet from Damian Goddard does not reflect the views of Rogers Sportsnet.”

Goddard was fired from Sportsnet within 48 hours with sources saying that the decision had been made weeks previous to the announcement.

“Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization,” the sports broadcaster’s communications director, Dave Rashford, said in a short statement.

When asked if his dismissal was the result of a misunderstanding, Goddard said, “The truth will come out.” and added  “I’m a devout Roman Catholic. It’s not about hate at all.”

Well  if it wasn’t about hate before it is now. 

Welcome to NOM Mark Goddard!

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