Because I asked yesterday where the National Organization for Marriage's response to the vote of Catholic Ireland for equality for LGBT citizens was, out of fairness to NOM, I should report that Brian Brown of NOM issued a statement yesterday afternoon. Since the statement was issued after the election results had been announced, it's baffling to read Brown decrying the "apparent passage" of the equality referendum. Nothing apparent about it, to my way of reading reality.
Brown also states, "Despite this, millions of Irish citizens stood to vote to uphold the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman." Once again, here's the breakdown of the final tally of votes cast, showing that 1,201,607 people voted yes and 734,300 voted no:
I love the Facebook commentary of Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's best Christian, on NOM's resounding defeat — the graphic at the head of this posting.
As long as I'm adverting to sour-grapes commentary on the referendum results, I thought I'd also take note of the response that the Texas Catholic Conference tweeted yesterday to the referendum results:
Moral principles are not majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even when everyone is wrong. Right is right even if nobody is right -- Fulton Sheen— TX Catholic Conf. (@TXCatholic) May 23, 2015
And people wonder why young folks are walking away from the church as fast as their feet can carry them — including in Texas.