The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Friday promoted the views of a gay man who is opposed to marriage equality.

In a blog post at NOM's website, the nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage equality re-posted an op-ed by Doug Mainwaring, a co-founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots.

In I'm Gay and I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, Mainwaring argues that it's “possible to oppose same-sex marriage based on reason and experience.”

“The notion of same-sex marriage is implausible, yet political correctness has made stating the obvious a risky business,” Mainwaring wrote. “Genderless marriage is not marriage at all. It is something else entirely.”

“Even though I had to repress certain sexual desires, I found marriage [to a woman] to be extremely rewarding.”

The marriage ended after the couple adopted two children.

“[T]he divorce allowed me to explore my homosexuality for the first time in my life.”

“It took some doing, but after ten years of divorce, we began to pull our family back together. We have been under one roof for over two years now. Our kids are happier and better off in so many ways.”

“Over the last couple of years, I've found our decision to rebuild our family ratified time after time. One day as I turned to climb the stairs I saw my sixteen-year-old son walk past his mom as she sat reading in the living room. As he did, he paused and stooped down to kiss her and give her a hug, and then continued on. With two dads in the house, this little moment of warmth and tenderness would never have occurred. My varsity-track-football-playing son and I can give each other a bear hug or a pat on the back, but the kiss thing is never going to happen. To be fully formed, children need to be free to generously receive from and express affection to parents of both genders. Genderless marriages deny this fullness.”

Writing at, Zack Ford argued that Mainwaring had a “shallow perception of what constitutes intimacy” which “demonstrates how unqualified he is to discuss same-sex marriage and families.”

“He has clearly carried an anti-gay stigma with him throughout his entire life and has just as narrow an understanding of the lives of gays and lesbians as his fellow opponents of equality. NOM's attempt to somehow drive a wedge within the gay community is pitiful, if only because Mainwaring in no way represents it,” Ford wrote.