Vandals Hit NOM’s Anti-Trans Hate Bus

USA Today reports:

A bus spreading a message against transgender culture was vandalized near United Nations headquarters early Thursday evening while it was parked, according to the head of one of the three groups organizing the bus tour.

The “Free Speech Bus,” as it is called by organizers, was parked near the UN for a scheduled event when two people approached, scratched it with a key, cracked windows with a hammer, and spray painted slogans such as “Trans Liberation,” Brian Brown, president of the Washington-based National Organization for Marriage, told USA TODAY.

The people on board the bus traveling between points in New York, Connecticut, Washington and Boston were inside the UN for an event, but the driver was with the vehicle, Brown said. The driver tried to protect the bus and was tackled but not hurt by one of the vandals, Brown said.

Brown’s organization put together the bus tour along the East Coast along with Citizen Go, a social activism group that works through online petitions, and the International Organization for the Family, a Washington-based group that promotes “the natural family.”

Brown tells Breitbart: “It is a hate crime … if it was motivated by our religious or political beliefs, it is under the statutes to be prosecuted as a hate crime.”

  • Yes, your fucking bus is a rolling hate crime.

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  • Mike Solo

    It’s also a hate crime to allow transgender to be tackled by bigoted Christians

    • William

      Or banned from restrooms.

  • i should care….
    i’m really trying…
    totally struggling here….
    nope….can’t find the effort to care.

  • Paul David

    Always trying to paint their bigotry and advocacy of oppression as simply a “belief.”

    So fucked up.

    How blinkered does one’s thinking need to be to think that your bigotry is a legitimate viewpoint, rather than simply vile bigotry?

  • Michael R

    Scapegoat on Wheels

  • ByronK

    Motivation by political beliefs isn’t a hate crime asshole.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Political beliefs are not a protected class.

  • Paul David

    I sincerely hope that we won’t hear the “oh, we really shouldn’t commit violence by violating Brian Brown’s property with graffiti or by otherwise engaging in protest that takes a form other than words!”

    If I hear that I swear I will (1) puke a little in the back of my throat before puking all over the ground, and (2) beat the HELL out of any homo saying such bullshite.

    These people would gleefully push all of us INTO THE OVENS if given half a chance. In fact, their rhetoric is only so neutered because they know advocating what they really believe would put them outside the bounds of what is considered appropriate discourse…and their goal at the moment is to slowly move that goal post to where “shove the gays in the ovens” is, once again, an appropriate choice.

    • zhera

      I don’t believe breaking the law is a good way to protest. standing around the bus with posters would be better, maybe call a journalist or two.

      That said, I don’t necessarily believe that this happened the way Bri Bri claims.

    • Bj Lincoln

      You might want to grab trash can then because destroying property is wrong in all cases. Yes BB and friends would love to push us head first into the fire and I really was hoping we would be seeing the end of his ass but trashing their bus is childish and unnecessary. Not that I don’t take some delight in their anguish.

      • Paul David

        Just, no.

    • LiberalAvenger

      I totally agree.

      It’s impossible for me to have any sympathy for a group of people who want to destroy our lives and cause us real emotional, financial, and physical harm.

      • Paul David


  • Mark

    I swear. That Bri-bri boy. He’ll say anything to keep the grift going….I mean…rolling….

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Duggar “Natural Family”

  • geoffalnutt

    False flag, false flag, false flag!!!!

  • zhera

    I’ll accept that this might have happened that way when I see a police report.

    We all know how the bigots love to crawl up on that cross.

    If it did happened, it’s bad. There are better ways to get your message across.

    • canoebum

      I wish I could give Brother Bill his great thrill
      I would set him in chains at the top of the hill
      Then send out for some pillars and Cecil B. De Mille
      He could die happily ever after

      Mama’s in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes
      Daddy’s in the alley, he’s lookin’ for food
      I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

      Bob Dylan

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    The driver tried to protect the bus? Let’s see his cell phone video and the police report.

  • I’m a little more disturbed by the “XX” and “XY” on the genital area of the children silhouettes.

    Also, it goes without saying, don’t do shit like this. It does more harm then good.

    • zhera

      And they completely ignore that some people are born XXY.

      • Consul52

        Some males can also be born as XXY or XYY called Kleinfelter’s Syndrome. Some females can be born with only one X called Turner’s Syndrome. In either case these people are always sterile or infertile. I am sure Brian Brown and his ilk never bothered to read about these abnormal sex chromosome problems.

    • olandp

      That boy figure has a pussy.

      • Stogiebear

        It was modelled after Bri-Bri.

    • Chucktech

      I find it eye-rollingly amusing that these god bothering christian fucks are now all sciencey and genetical and stuff…

      • McSwagg

        They’re “cherry picking” the science just like they “cherry pick” the bible.

  • Bryan

    O/T: Watching CSPAN-2, Rep Hastings is making Texas and Oregon his whipping boys. I adore this man.

    • William

      Some Texans need whipping.

  • thom

    Pretty sure this is the entire point of the bus tour. Hope someone attacks then cry “victim”

  • Joe in PA

    Please, they had a money beg email out before the glass was swept up.

    So, lessee the police report, k?

  • Daveed_WOW


  • Ginger Snap

    Protect the bus but not your fellow humans.

  • Joe in PA

    Brown tells Breitbart…


    • Bj Lincoln

      I know! Right!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Two dead souls, conversing.

  • Al

    Who gives a shit? They should have torched it.

  • 3-Star

    Reporting their lack of success and on the small group of people showing up for “support” would do more damage.

  • Rex

    I don’t condone vandalism – we all know that many LGBT centers have been vandalized, but Brian Brown and his ilk can’t be surprised by this. If he’s going to be spreading a message of hate, then he has to be prepared for backlash.

    • Barry William Teske

      Quite possibly that is his motivation.
      Playing dumb while pretending to be morally superior is how he rolls.

    • Ryan Conrad

      That sounds like you do condone it. And the chief vandals of gay property are trans activists. They have vandalized everything from the Gay Liberation sculpture in front of Stonewall to gay-themed ATMs to the HRC building. They are criminals and you support them.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        And the award for the most self-serving contortion of another’s post goes to this bitch right here!

      • Claims without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

        • Derek’s Faulty Cognition

          You just made a claim without evidence.

      • Daveed_WOW

        Found the troll!

    • vorpal

      For those who don’t know, the bus says on the side of it:
      Boys have penises
      Girls have vaginas

      These people are obsessed with genitals and what people do with them, and think they know better than the rest of us. Then they’re surprised when people react to their attempts to force and persecute minority groups that don’t uniformly fall into line with their haughty superiority complex.

      • Todd Allis

        Exactly! Also, nice mask!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Not as clever as one might have hoped for. But I get the sentiment given trans murders.

    • sadoldguy

      I agree, I get the sentiment, but execution lacking. Needs color and a bit more ‘artistic’.

      • TuuxKabin

        That’s why I upvoted bdsmjack . . . staged. And not very creatively.

  • olandp

    But Bri-Bri, there is no such thing as a hate crime, remember?

  • Ginger Snap

    Maybe they should paint it pink now to cover the graffiti like the Queen’s did in Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Just a thought.

  • bdsmjack


    • TuuxKabin

      To discredit NYC values, eggzxactly.

  • Jack

    Nope. Not a hate crime.

    A hate crime, in New York State, is one that is intentionally committed in whole or in “substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the … religion [or] religious practice, of a person.”

    The “vandalism” probably falls within “criminal mischief,” which is one of the “specified offenses.” But It was motivated by the messages on the bus.

    It’s the difference between beating someone up because he is a Christian and attacking a Christian who got on your last nerve by preaching at you. Both are crimes. Only the first is a hate crime.

    But, I could be wrong.

  • TuuxKabin

    Fake News. BriBriBriana had it done. And piss poor job of it. Bus driver tried to protect the bus. Let’s see proof.

  • RobynWatts

    Speaking of which, any further word on the condition of the girl who was ran over by this same bus from a few days ago? She was protesting against the bus with a group and the driver hit her and did not stop!

    • TuuxKabin


      • RobynWatts

        Sorry about that folks. I thought there was a story posted here earlier this week about a child being hit by the same bus, but could not find any details on it here or anywhere else. So, I apologize. The last thing we need is false or misinformation right now.

        • TuuxKabin

          Just curious, because, as TimCA mentions, he saw something about the incident you describe. I was asking because I’d like to use it as fuel to ‘tip off’ a couple of websites that take reporting like that, if substantiated, and try to get it ‘out there.’ I’ll Google the incident and get back to you if I find anything. Thanks for the lead!

          • EweTaw

            If I recall, it was this same bus, but in Spain. At least I do know that Spain pretty much banned the bus from the country, both in Madrid and Barcelona.

          • TimCA

            Yes, perhaps also associated with the hazteoir campaign. Frustrating I can find no reference on the web. I’m relieved there’s now 3 of us that remember, at least vaguely, this incident.

        • TuuxKabin

          Did a search. Most recent article re: school bus hitting a woman in NYC was in Brooklyn, January 18. Not the NOM bus. My sleuth and news hound skills aren’t what they used to be.

          Not for the faint hearted.

          • TimCA

            No. What I saw dealt specifically with a bus either chartered/ owned by an anti-LGBT group hitting or running down a women. I know I saw an article about it somewhere within, I believe, the last 30 days. Sorry after an extensive search I can’t find reference to it.

          • RobynWatts

            Thank you, TuuxKabin. Horrible indeed.😞

        • shivadog

          I thought I saw that too. Mandela effect!

      • TimCA

        I actually saw something about this somewhere recently. I don’t remember if it was here on JMG or some other LGBT site but there was actually a picture of woman being run down by a bus that was commissioned by an anti-LGBT group.

        • RobynWatts

          So maybe I’m not losing my mind after all?

          The story that I remember reading was that the protester was hit by the bus and actually ran over. The driver failed to stop….he just kept right on going!

        • TuuxKabin

          Thanks Tim, I’m going to Google it for a lead.

          • TimCA

            I’m looking too 🙂

        • kanehau

          I saw that just the other day. Wasn’t it a NOM bus in somewhere like france or italy? The picture showed a woman grasping the drivers door handle area and being dragged.

          • TimCA

            Thank goodness, others recall this too. Further confirmation I’m not suffering dementia. lol Frustrating though that after a fairly extensive search, I can’t locate the story anywhere on the internet.

  • BlindBill

    This sounds like BS …vandals run away when caught…not “gently” tackle someone discovering the misdeeds ….. It would be like christianists to stage the “defilement” of a bus by evil doers for press coverage – I wonder how much Brian paid the perps.

  • Gigi

    It was a “we hate the message” crime. If the vandals had tackled the people on the bus and hurled anti-Christian expletives at them, then it would have been a hate crime. Since they didn’t, it wasn’t. (Btw, I thought they were opposed to “hate crime” laws.)

  • Bad Tom

    Brian Brown would know all about hate crimes, wouldn’t he?

  • yes b’y

    When is this guy going to rapture

  • David Milley

    More right-wing false equivalency bullshit.

  • MonochromeMouse

    “It is a hate crime … if it was motivated by our religious or political beliefs, it is under the statutes to be prosecuted as a hate crime.” No, BriBro, by your definition it’s free speech.

  • Doggidaddi

    I heard for a source, a very reliable, intelligent source, and my sources are reliable and intelligent. Very. And not made up at all. Believe me. That this was done by a member of NOM! It’s a fake attack they did it to make trans people look bad. Believe me. Cause I know. I know. Fake news.

    • TuuxKabin

      Ahhh, another nose for the news! I too sniff mischief and mendacity.

      • I agree with mendacity (goes to dictionary).

        • TuuxKabin

          It’s a lovely way of calling out a lie.

          Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. ~ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams.

  • TrollopeReader

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. awww.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    A few years ago NOM built a pity party/fundraiser around a slashed bus tire. Is this the same bus? The same M.O.?

  • TrollopeReader

    Heck, that used to happen once an hour in the 1970s in certain parts of NYC ,,,,he’s lucky there are still tires on the bus ….

  • Oh’behr

    Where was Jesus?
    I thought he is a protector?

  • Ninja0980

    Your bus can be fixed.
    The lives you wish to destroy can’t.

  • Jimmy R

    Fuck you and the bus you rode in on.

  • Christopher
    • Reality.Bites

      Or to even upgrade your Windows. 😉

      • Sissy Spacedout

        I still use the old version of Windows. The next computer is going to have Linux though… 🙂

        • Todd Allis

          I’m a fan of Mint, but there are many good flavors to choose from.

      • Christopher


        If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! 😉

        I’m currently on Windows 10, but I so miss Windows XP. It worked great, and you could find everything a lot faster.

        • JCF

          Still using XP! (Probably not much longer though. They’re trying to make it as difficult as possible to keep using it.)

  • Nathan

    I’d vandalize it just because the XX and XY aren’t centered on the figures, they aren’t off enough to look artistic, it just shittily made.

  • bsinps

    Looks like a couple of bullet holes there too, awe welcome

  • mlawrence

    Probably staged the whole thing.

  • Djurisk

    Check his fingers for spray paint. Lying liar is lying, bigly. Grift grab TBA.

  • WitlessProtection

    False flag, they did it themselves…

  • Rick

    Doubt it. I have a hard time believing that’s the best my tribe could do, even in a hurry.

  • Paula

    XX and XY….. Things are so conveniently black or white for these people, aren’t they?
    Have they ever heard of genetic variation? XXY. XYY XO
    Stupid fucks!

    • Duck

      Now, Paula, you know that genetic variation is just a ploy of the debbil to test good xtns with evil things like critical thinking, being nice people, and knowledge of things that aren’t in the bible.

    • Loki

      Those are called nondisjunction errors in genetics and they result in genetic disorders such as Klinefelter syndrome and Turner syndrome. The presence of a Y chromosome always codes for a penis.

      • Marlux

        No it doesn’t. Sex chromosomes affect development of gonads. Genitals are more decided by hormones. See: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. No penis present despite a Y chromosome.

        Furthermore, deeming them “genetic disorders” doesn’t erase that such people exist and they are human like anyone else. I am unclear on your focus on fertility.

        • Loki

          “See: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. No penis present despite a Y chromosome.”

          And no cervix, uterus, or Fallopian tubes either… :/

          The people afflicted with this disorder would be categorized as intersexed, not transgendered. It’d be a mistake for transgenders to cite them for legitimacy.

    • Loki
      As with many polysomies (like Down’s syndrome), these conditions often render the sufferer infertile. Turner females are infertile.

    • Bob Conti

      Are you serious? Of course they haven’t. First, in their little world, things are either black or white with no variations thereof. Second, you’re getting all science-y and science is contrary to God’s will and therefore it’s a sin to accept science and therefore… well, you get the idea.

  • Todd

    Clearly this was coordinated and staged by the Trump administration and Brian Brown to make the LGBTQ community look bad. I have absolutely no proof of this but apparently no one needs proof to make outrageous claims these days.

  • Ryan Conrad

    Wow, trans activists taking a break from vandalizing gay property for the first time.

  • Dagoril

    I refuse to believe that any gay or trans person has such poor penmanship. I call Shenanigans!

  • Sissy Spacedout

    Hate crime? Oh, dear…

    If you’re spreading hateful messages, you can’t accuse others of hating you back.

  • JWC

    Mr Brown you twit. If you have the audacity to call this a “hate crime” you are ridiculous You are right in saying this action was motivated by “your religious or political beliefs” (A hate crime in itself) Lets just say, YOU started it Violence of any manner physical or physoclogical is a waste of time

  • Treant

    No. Stop. Don’t. Stop. Don’t. Stop, don’t… And so on.

    Yeah, vandalism is wrong. Sometimes the socio- is so obnoxious that a bit of -path may be the only option. To Godwin the thread, is vandalizing Nazi advertising morally wrong? I don’t think so.

  • Acronym Jim

    How do we know members of NOM didn’t vandalize the bus themselves in order to gin up sympathy and support?

  • Yann

    If it’s the Free-Speech bus, people writing on it would be just them expressing their free speech, I wouldn’t call it vandalism…

  • Rex

    Bus claims trans people don’t exist.
    Blames vandalism on trans people.
    So, something that doesn’t exist committed a crime.
    What am I missing here?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Schrodinger’s Crime

      • Homo Erectus

        Those damn cats again!

  • Archipelagos

    “…anti-trans hate bus.”

    2017 folks, 2017.

  • The_Wretched

    NOW they like hate crimes?!! they are also misusing the term. A hate crime is an additional penalty or separate crime from the harm to the community above and beyond the harms to the victim of a hate crime. If you do something like burn a cross on a lawn, you’re not just doing $1.69 worth of grass damage. You’re making a specific threat to that family AND you’re sending a message of white nationalism to that neighborhood.

    vandalism is still a property crime but where is the message to the community part? And which community? “christians” doesn’t work as most don’t sign up for the anti-trans hate that the bus represents. Hating a bigot does not threaten the community.

  • Mike Knife

    The “Free Speech Bus,” should be called the same old BS Bus. Look more like some anti-gay Christians did it to stir up the Xtians, again.

  • Halou

    Oh, so now Brian Brown cares about the commission of hate crimes?

    How about this then. The vandalizing of his precious bus was merely an expression of “free speech”, in much the same way as kicking a homosexual tenant out of their house is “free speech”. It is an act that should be protected by law. No?

  • lenvus

    Uhm, political beliefs is not a protected statutes. Nice try.

  • M Jackson

    I was outraged for about 20 minutes last week when I heard the bus was coming to my town. Then I completely forgot all about it until this article. Just as it should be, and always is with NOM.

  • witch

    First I want more information, these people have vandalized their own property to get headlines before

  • Sixfoursix

    Suddenly these guys are screaming about a hate crime? Ironic.

  • T-Batwoman

    Violence, vandalism and stifling free speech is driving me away from the left.

    • shivadog

      Because the right never does any of that stuff.

      • T-Batwoman

        Pretty sure I never made that claim. Violence, vandalism and muting free speech turns people off from both sides, there are a lot more of us in the middle than on either extreme side.

        • shivadog

          Sorry if I misinterpreted your comment, but you just said “the left”, and in general, “the left” is for LGBT rights, while “the right” wants us to die, or at best not have any legal rights and be forced back into the closet. I agree that the people on the extreme end of either side are not helping.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Some yokel with a key, a hammer and a can of paint is not “the left” , nor even representative of the left.

  • Tor


  • Lumpy Gaga

    Wow, and the bus for their first tour suffered mysteriously slashed tires.

    What are the odds?

  • ETownCanuck
  • Chances are they did it themselves to get fake publicity.

  • Orly

    False flag operation, designed to gin up interest in NOM again.

    Yeah, that’s what I’ll go with.

  • Homo Erectus

    Police report please.

  • TheManicMechanic

    False flag!

  • Gregory Peterson

    A bigoted street preacher got under my skin the other day. Here is how I handled it.