The top anti-gay marriage group in America, the National Organization For Marriage (NOM), has been hiding some very bad news. In addition to their 100% loss at the ballot box in four states last week — three states voted to extend same-sex marriage to its citizens and one state refused to ban it in their constitution — last year NOM’s funding dropped by 32%. On top of this, out 308,745,538 Americans (per the 2010 census), 75% of NOM’s funding came from just two of those 308,745,538 people, and those two donors are anonymous — and not the U.S.Census Bureau employees shown above — but yes, anonymous to you and me. But rest assured, NOM knows full well who they are.
So much for building a movement.
And it is curious, given NOM’s extensive outreach and email campaigns — NOM has sent approximately 150 fundraising emails this year — that just “two donors were responsible for funding 75 percent of the anti-gay group – the organization reported two donations of approximately $2.4 million each,” HRC, which showed up today at NOM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, notes:
“The National Organization for Marriage continues to push the notion that there is some sort of grassroots support for their discriminatory anti-gay agenda,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “Last week, that notion was soundly rejected by voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State. Now, NOM’s own financial records are serving as the latest proof that support for LGBT equality is common-sense and mainstream. NOM is nothing more than a conduit channeling the anti-gay agenda of a few secretive, wealthy donors.”
Last year in September, Maggie Gallagher, NOM’s co-founder and Chairman resigned, and Chapman University School of Law law professor John Eastman succeeded her. And then NOM became even more rabid, unsurprisingly, given that Eastman likes to jocularly contemplate the possibility of Iran dropping a nuclear bomb on New York.
HRC also has learned that “NOM paid $870,000 to CC Advertising – a group HRC recently filed an FCC complaint against for spamming unsuspecting cell phone users with anti-gay, anti-Obama text messages.”
The question of course has to be asked: Given NOM’s corporate directive of race-baiting, “sideswiping Obama,” and painting him as a “social radical,” is it possible that NOM was behind those spam texts?
“Recently, HRC supporters have received unsolicited anti-gay text messages such as: ‘Obama endorses the legality of same-sex marriage. Say No to Obama at the polls on Nov 6,’” HRC reports.
Noting that it “remains to be seen who is funding the firm’s unsolicited anti-equality texts,” HRC listed examples of others:
“Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!”
“Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong.”
“Stop Obama from forcing gay marriage on the states. Your vote is your voice.”
“Seniors cant afford to have 4 more years of Obama budget cuts to Medicare.”
NOM’s funding is shrinking dramatically and quickly, and so is support for its theocratic, 17th century, anti-gay beliefs.
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