New data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau clearly show that the race-based "divide and conquer" strategies being pursued by organizations like NOM not only are ugly and divisive but fly in the face of reality.
By having their wedge-based plan exposed for all to see, and in such stark terms, NOM has stirred a sense of commonality among the very minority groups they sought to divide. Being demonized for crass political expediency, it turns out, is something that many groups can relate to.
Through crass manipulation of people's deepest desire to serve God and be loyal to their communities, NOM hopes to compel people of color to make condemnation of loving gay and lesbian couples a marker for religious and racial/ethnic identity.
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.