NOM’s fifth annual anti-LGBT marriage march in Washington DC today drew a hilarious 45 attendees yesterday including five men wearing the signature red capes of the group Tradition, Family and Property and carrying a “Honk for Traditional Marriage” sign.
Brian Brown who is not only the head of the National Organization for Marriage but also the President of the worldwide anti-LGBT hate group the World Congress of Families told the crowd not to be discouraged by their small numbers, comparing their cause to that of abolitionists in the 18th and early 19th century.
“We are on the side of truth,” he said. “We are on the side of true human rights, we are on the side of true civil rights. And in every fight for civil rights it took a creative minority who were willing to stand up and speak truth to power no matter what the cost. And you know what? There may not be thousands of us here today. It doesn’t matter. There were only a few that stood with William Wilberforce when he stood up and said ‘no’ to the slave trade in England. He was mocked, he was derided, he was laughed at. We remember him as a hero now, because ultimately his life’s work was successful, but it wasn’t successful in his own lifetime.”
“Every year, we’re going to be here whether there’s thousands or hundreds or tens” of people, he said.
Brown insisted that the Supreme Court “did not and could not and will not change the nature of marriage” but instead “put a lie within the law.”
Brown also invited three African-American anti-marriage-equality activists to speak, including Eric Wallace of Freedom’s Journal Institute, a cosponsor of the march. Wallace hosted a Black Conservative Summit in Washington this week that was billed as a regional event for Brown’s anti-LGBT hate group the World Congress of Families.
Brown claims the small turnout was due to scheduling and permit troubles.