Remove Anti-LGBT Hate Group NOM from Facebook
  • Petitioned Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg

Remove Anti-LGBT Hate Group NOM from Facebook

    1. Scott Rose
    2. Petition by

      Scott Rose

      New York, NY

We, the undersigned request that you, Mark Zuckerberg remove the so-called "National Organization for Marriage" from Facebook due to its violations of Facebook's terms of use, and due to its mean-spirited fanning of the flames of anti-LGBT bigotry across the nation. At a NOM-sponsored anti-gay hate rally in the Bronx in May, a preacher yelled through a megaphone at a mob of political gay-bashers that God says that homosexuals are "worthy to death." NOM then toured Iowa all summer, inciting to anti-gay discrimination and getting Republican presidential candidates, including Michele Bachmann to sign the malignantly anti-gay NOM pledge. Then in Bachmann's hometown, Waterloo, Iowa, the 19-year-old Marcellus Andrews was beaten to death by anti-gay bigots yelling "Faggot!" at him. NOM very militantly politicks against the teaching of acceptance values in the public schools; through that particular activity it contributes to the epidemic of gay teen suicides in America today. Whereas Facebook's Terms of Use state that a user will not do anything "misleading, malicious or discriminatory," NOM exists further to institutionalize discrimination against LGBT Americans. NOM uses its Facebook page to link to its NOM blog, which habitually publishes misleading and malicious falsehoods pertaining to homosexual human beings. We ask that you be aware in advance that NOM's leaders routinely engage in duplicitous defenses that attempt to hide their malicious intent towards gay human beings. For example, NOM leaders will state that their only concern is marriage laws, but then they will turn around and rail against the teaching of acceptance values in public schools. NOM is using its free page on Facebook to incite political gay-bashers to give NOM money. With all due respect, we assert that if you continue to give NOM this free fund-raising platform, the blood of gay-bashing victims as well as that of bullycide victims is dripping off of your fingers.

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    • Ged Chapman FONTANA, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Everyone has e right to freedom of speech and everyone is entitled to a difference of opinion. But NOM on facebook serves no purpose other than to rally together those people who would see harm be done to people in the LGBT community and strive everyday to go against the constitution of this country by inflicting their religious beliefs on others.

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    • Tony Puzyn STURBRIDGE, MA
      • 10 months ago

      I am gay and have experienced hate speech and harrasement.

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    • Jeremy Keyes BOTHELL, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me because until all humans are afforded the same rights, responibilities and protections under the law, then there is no justice or equality.

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    • Trish Gorman BOOTHWYN, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      The site continually posts half-truths and propaganda to purposefully rile their followers. All "links" within their initial posts are to blogs written by their staff. I've personally looked into national/local news sources to find the truth behind their headlines and have been silences through deleted posts and bannings when I've tried to point people to alternate news sources.

      While I've been banned, along with countless other respectful, questioning posts, multiple posters have been permitted to remain active. The remaining posts are full of words like "pervert", "abominations", "disgusting", deviant", etc. Also, they allow their regular posters to continually equate people to pedophiles without giving anyone a chance to defend themselves.

      I normally wouldn't hold a page responsible for the contents of it's audience's posts, but the constant banning of ANY opposing viewpoint is clearly the direct action of their administrators.

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    • Jeff Lankov NEW YORK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      National Organization for Marriage is a group whose sole purpose is to deny marriage rights to one particular segment of the population. This is more than the expression of one's opinion; it is active and aggressive discrimination. The actions and mission of NOM are is wrong and hurtful, and should not be tolerated on Facebook.

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