Brian Brown Goes Full Orwell

Brian Brown of the National Organization of Marriage gave a talk in Utah, which has a raging battle over marriage equality going on, and he went full Orwell, claiming that the fight against marriage equality is in fact the real battle for civil rights. “We stand up for the civil rights for all when we stand up for the truth about marriage,” he said. Except those icky gay people, of course. They don’t count.

About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

    Thus says the Talibangelicals.

  • Marcus Ranum

    He just wants one of those biblical marriages with a couple 9 year olds, doesn’t he?

  • jnorris

    You know what would be nice, something like the Fantasy Island tv show: full tilt Old Testament World. A place where Mr Brown and the Talibangelicals can go and live in Iron-Age Judea. All the laws, all the lack of sanitation, all the scratching food from the scrub lands with the Wrath of God hanging over your head. Throw in an invasion from Egypt or Babylon. One year minimum stay.

    Put it on pay-for-view and I’d watch.

  • Michael Brew

    You never go full Orwell…

  • sh3baproject

    ed do you have any asprain. i got a headache from the stupidity of brown.

  • Wylann

    And just like the other Taliban, all the shit they do to women is for their own good…..

  • busterggi

    Considering the not-well-hidden-despite-being-illegal polygamy that goes on in Utah …

  • John Pieret

    From the RWW article:

    Brown pushed the narrative that conservative Christians are being persecuted by the increased acceptance of gay rights. …

    Brown went on to compare the movement against marriage equality to Christians who fought against the Roman empire, slavery, and those at the head of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. “Throughout history, people of faith have stood up against gross injustices, stood up for true civil rights,” he said, adding later: “We stand up for the civil rights for all when we stand up for the truth about marriage.”

    See! He’s standing up for the right of gays to be persecuted the way Christians once were and imagine they are now.

  • DonDueed

    Well, he’s right. It is the real battle for civil rights. And he’s on the wrong side.