The Washington Times reported on Thursday that the National Organization’s March for Marriage attracted “hundreds” of people, then later changed it to “thousands.” But the telltale signs of the change are rather obvious because the URL for the article still says hundreds. Oops.
The threat of rain clouds and sweltering heat could not keep supporters from coming out in droves Thursday on Capitol Hill to defend the traditional definition of marriage, that is the union of a man and a woman.
At the March for Marriage rally, thousands of people cheered and waved signs reading “every child deserves a mom and dad,” and some picnicked while dozens of speakers delivered passionate speeches declaring natural marriage to be the best for the American people before marching down Constitution Avenue, ending their rally in front of the Supreme Court.
Of course, the idea that a newspaper owned by the Rev. Moon and his Unification church considers itself a defender of traditional marriage is laughable on its face. They still perform mass weddings of adherents to people they’ve never even met, for crying out loud. And Moon himself was divorced and remarried, while proclaiming both wives to be divine like him (apparently the first one wasn’t quite divine enough for him). And he also fathered a child out of wedlock while having an affair.Amusingly, NOM is trying to claim that there were 10,000 people there.
With gay marriage continuing to gain momentum and acceptance in the nation’s culture, Joe Grabowski, director of communications for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), said standing for the biblical definition of marriage “can feel like a very lonely position.” NOM organized the march to bring people together. Last year, roughly 7,000 attended. This year, organizers estimated as many as 10,000 joined the procession.
“It’s really nice to see you’re not the only one out there,” said Karlene Carkhuff, who attended the march with her family both years. She pointed to her daughters and said, “These girls need to see they’re not alone.”
Yeah, I’ve seen the pictures. If there were 10,000 people there, at least 9000 of them must have been of the invisible variety.