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Oregon Citizen's Alliance
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As perhaps the first information that many Oregonians saw on TV about gays, this commercial demonizes the gay community as pedophiles by focusing on the controversial splinter pedophile group NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association.

With ominous background music, this ad from the Oregon Citizens Alliance ("No Special Rights Committee") has video of a naked toddler on the shoulders of an adult at an outdoor gathering. The narrator says, "In a desire to legalize sex with children, NAMBLA has proposed first changing the age of consent to 13, then eliminating the Age of Consent law altogether."

The commercial supported anti-gay Measure 9, which would have specified that gays were "perverse" and "abnormal" in the state constitution. The measure ultimately failed by a narrow margin.

Another effort from the OCA behind Measure 9 returned in 2000 to prohibit schools and community colleges from encouraging, promoting or sanctioning homosexual and bisexual behavior.
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