You'll have to forgive me for not being completely shocked that NOM actually went so far as to explicitly make plans to drive a wedge between the LGBT community and the black community. As a black gay man, this is a wedge that I've been aware of for quite some time.
The group that has yet to be held accountable for the NOM debacle is the LGBT leadership itself. Having spent much of the past five years playing their own dangerous race game, LGBT talking heads have helped stoke the very animosity that fueled NOM's craven, color-based policies.
We're right to get outraged over NOM's racial strategy to divide "gays and blacks," but this division is one we have to take a serious look at within the LGBT movement, which currently lacks a racial justice agenda.
Those who have been on the receiving end of these dishonorable and untruthful campaigns won't be surprised by much of what's in the NOM documents. But the brazenness of the language around racial wedge politics should make it easier to expose the group's Machiavellian heart.
In their quest to deny legal recognition to the long-term, loving relationships of same-sex couples, NOM goes disturbingly far off into the fringe. The most horrific document shows that they aimed at the heart of coalition building between the LGBT community and racial minorities.
The newly released documents reveal a remarkably cynical, shrewd, callous organization that is willing to say and do whatever it takes in order to prevent loving, committed same-sex couples from winning the freedom to marry.