This is huge and it exposes exactly how right wing groups like the National Organization for Marriage function. I’ve been saying it forever—and here is hard proof—groups like this (and the candidates they support) are using gay marriage as a political crowbar to divide the Democratic party, as well as drive moderate voters away.
The items in this link are from NOM’s own documents, which they were forced to release as part of a campaign finance investigation. This one, in particular, discusses their strategy for turning African Americans against gay rights:
“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage, develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”