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DeVos funded NOM leader says, “the human heart knows Gay Marriage is Wrong”

March 19, 2013

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According to the online source Right Wing Watch, a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage, Thomas Peters, said that regardless of all the pro-Gay Marriage propaganda, humans know in their heart that Gay Marriage is not right.

Peters was on a radio show and also said the following:

I’d say that the two big steps to getting to that message, of course, are fighting against the intolerance and hatred that is directed against us, especially in schools. You have a lot of pro-marriage people my age and younger in schools right now and they don’t feel safe right now in sharing their pro-marriage convictions on that vast majority of college and high school campuses. That is something that has got to end.  We’ve got to figure out how to break down this ostracizing of pro-marriage viewpoints.

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And second of all, we have to continually talk to people about how being pro-marriage is not anti-gay and that there is simply nothing discriminatory about seeing the love of a man and a woman as unique and special and worth protecting.

Apart from the fact that his statement is delusional, it should be pointed out that the current President of Amway, Doug DeVos, is a major funder of the National Organization for Marriage.

As we have noted recently in our local Foundation Profiles, the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation has contributed $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage.

Such a large donation to an anti-Gay Marriage organization prompted one group to organize a boycott of Amway, since Doug DeVos is the current President. The Boycott is national and has the support of celebrities like Jane Lynch.

It is important for people who support LGBTQ equality to not only understand what role the DeVos’s play in this issue, but that we make it part of our work for LGBTQ justice.

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