Traditionalist Youth Network Takes on ‘Culture Distorters’ in Marriage Equality Debate
This is not the first time a White Supremacist group adopted a fundamentalist cause to broaden their base, the KKK likes to pretend that they are more about “traditional christianity” than hate as well.
In an amicus brief filed yesterday in federal court in Michigan, the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN) — a student organization concerned with promoting white identity — has taken up the mantle of defending the “sanctity of marriage” against “Culture distorters” who seek to reject “originalism.”
The brief was filed in the case of April DeBoer, a nurse in Hazel Park, Mich., who sued the state after she and her partner, Jayne Rowse, were prohibited from adopting their three children jointly because they did not have a legal marriage. Last week, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman ruled in their favor, striking down the Michigan Marriage Act as unconstitutional. But his decision was temporarily put on hold by an appeals court.
The defense of “traditional” marriage represents something of a shift in focus for TYN, which has historically concerned itself with “Tribe and Tradition” and encouraging young people to unite against “decadence, individualism, Marxism and Modernity.” Its co-founder, Matthew Heimbach, rose from the ranks of white nationalism and has aligned himself more closely with racist activists than with conservative groups standing against same-sex marriage.
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