Brian Brown: “I Am An Extremist and I ‘Export Hate'”

Brian Brown: “I Am An Extremist and I ‘Export Hate'”

Hate group leader Brian Brown of the ironically named National Organization for Marriage has penned an “essay” for the Washington Post in which he voices his disagreement with the Human Rights Campaign, who recently launched a new campaign which exposes some of the leaders of the anti-gay rights movement.

Part of that campaign that sheds light on Brown’s “export of hate” around the world.

Well, Brown is not very happy in this spotlight. He writes:

I readily and proudly plead guilty to the “crime” of not supporting that organization’s desire to redefine marriage. I have had the nerve to express that view not only here in America, but when invited to speak in other countries. Hence, in the distorted world of the campaign, I am an extremist and “export hate.”

[snip]

I am proud to have played some small role in this emerging global movement. One of the few things the Human Rights Campaign correctly notes is that I have spoken to conferences around the world.

However, these speeches focused not on “hate” or “division” but on the importance of individuals of different faiths, nationalities, cultures and political creeds uniting together in a shared defense of the truth of marriage and family. Working together with men and women dedicated to protecting the family is not the definition of hate, but love.

After all that high-minded hyperbole, Joe Jervis of JoeMyGod points out that Brown recently appeared at a Kremlin conference which concluded with a call for more nations to criminalize homosexuality.

So much for “the importance of individuals of different faiths, nationalities, cultures and political creeds.”

Sounds like hate to me. Read more about Brian Brown’s extremist work to undercut the rights of LGBT citizens around the world at the HRC’s “The Export of Hate.”