If that's the case, I think you're giving the club's statement far too much value. The club's statement, whether for or against SSM, won't be changing minds at all. Treating it as if it would is overestimating their influence and underestimating the stubbornness of people. It's one reason organisations should just stay out of political matters. All this is an aside anyway. I took issue with your overreacting. The club just told the world it supports equality and SSM, as they should. They just didn't tell everyone else what to do about it, as they should. It really is that simple unless you have an agenda.