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National Organization For Marriage’s Secret One Million Dollar Donor



In his regular Friday weekly, apocalyptic, fundraising email, NOM’s president, Brian Brown revealed the National Organization for Marriage has a secret one million dollar donor who is willing to match contributions. The email also claims, without proof, “President Obama declared war on marriage his very first day in office,” and that “[w]ithin the next two years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be faced with a Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage – potentially taking marriage out of the hands of the individual states and forcing a same-sex marriage regime on the entire nation.”

No word yet on what ” a same-sex marriage regime” would look like, but it sounds like we’re getting a gay president!

And no word on who NOM’s secret one million dollar donor is. Any guesses?

READ: “National Organization For Marriage: Mighty Army Is An Army Of Very Few

Brian writes that this supposed “Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage” is “the single most significant threat to marriage the nation has ever faced.”

Clearly, NOM is scared and knows its time is up. They know that a Supreme Court challenge to DOMA or Prop 8 is coming, and in their hearts they know they will lose.

Brown continues with, “Gay marriage advocates are pushing an aggressive agenda to force same-sex marriage on the entire country in one fell swoop – erasing 30 state constitutional amendments and the votes of nearly 40 million Americans in a single 5-4 Supreme Court ruling.”

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!

WATCH: “NOM’s DOMA Ad Is Misleading And False. Here’s Why.

By the way, did you notice the amazing graphic NOM put together? Obama flanked by two female Supreme Court Justices, the Supreme Court Justices he appointed, and the “gay rainbow” draped over the entire United States of America?

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!

The real questions, by the way, are, who is NOM’s secret one million dollar donor, when will NOM start disclosing its donors, and when will they start following the law?


Here’s NOM’s “Gathering Storm”-like email.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Dear Marriage Supporter,

President Obama declared war on marriage his very first day in office. Quickly he nominated two new members to the Supreme Court, solidifying the liberal bloc of the bench, even appointing his own solicitor general to the nation’s high court. His party controlled both houses of Congress, introducing bills to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, and lawsuits in several states were making their way through the federal court system, headed for the Supreme Court.

It was a perfect storm threatening to force same-sex marriage on the nation.

Every branch of government moving in concert to undermine and repeal the one federal law protecting marriage.

Double your money: DefendDOMA now!

But the American people stood up and said enough. Last November, the American people elected the most pro-marriage Congress in a decade or more. And together we have held the new Congress accountable, sending more than 100,000 messages urging Congress to go on record in support of marriage – and putting the brakes on the inside-the-beltway momentum of gay marriage advocates.

We’ve made some important progress, but the battle is far from over. Within the next two years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be faced with a Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage – potentially taking marriage out of the hands of the individual states and forcing a same-sex marriage regime on the entire nation.

This is the single most significant threat to marriage the nation has ever faced.

And that’s why a generous donor challenged us with a $1 Million Defend DOMA matching grant. When President Obama refused to defend marriage, we stepped up, and the House leadership answered the bell. But much more needs to be done, filing legal briefs in defense of marriage, lobbying in the halls of Congress, and mobilizing grassroots support for marriage all across the nation through online, telephone, and media campaigns.

Just a few hours left! Help reach NOM’s $1 Million Defend DOMA challenge today! Please click here to make your most generous gift!

Your gift of $30, $300 or even $3000 or more will help make sure we have the funds to do what President Obama won’t do: Defend DOMA in the courts, in the halls of Congress, and reaching out to marriage supporters all across the nation. Every dollar raised before midnight tonight will be matched by the challenge grant, doubling its impact for marriage.

Gay marriage advocates are pushing an aggressive agenda to force same-sex marriage on the entire country in one fell swoop – erasing 30 state constitutional amendments and the votes of nearly 40 million Americans in a single 5-4 Supreme Court ruling. Stopping this attack is our single most critical priority in the next two years. Please join us with your gift today.

Brian BrownFaithfully,

Brian brownBrian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage



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‘Boldly Ignorant’ Ted Cruz Slammed by Retired NYPD Detective for His Suggestions to Protect Kids



Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show,” a retired NYPD detective expressed disgust with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over his attempts to dismiss the idea of new gun laws to protect children in schools and instead is insisting America needs to turn schools into fortresses.

In interviews and appearing at the NRA convention this weekend in Houston, Cruz has vociferously disregarded the easy availability of high-powered weapons and instead focused on a door that was left open at the elementary school where the shooting occurred.

After host Phang shared a clip of the Texas Republican making his case, she asked former law enforcement detective Marq Claxton his thoughts on what Cruz was proposing.

Calling the controversial senator “boldly ignorant,” he proceeded to rip Cruz’s proposal apart.

“Marq, I was a prosecutor for half my career, I never prosecuted somebody for leaving a door open. How absurd is this proposal by Ted Cruz that the solution is to make sure that we don’t have too many doors at our schools?” host Phang asked.

“Ted Cruz’s statements were boldly ignorant and dismissive of the clear obvious danger that is faced by so many people in society because of the prevalence of violence and gun violence in particular,” he replied. “It really shows just how so many political electeds lack the fortitude to move forward and do the right thing: save lives.”

“Instead of sloganeering, Mr. Cruz and his other elected colleagues really should be working on legislation that provides, or minimizes the risk of damage, and could quite possibly and probably save lives,” he continued. “That is some additional gun restrictions, some background checks, there are other things that are out there that will undoubtedly be effective and save lives, and prevent these gun violence deaths.”

Watch the segment below or at this link.


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‘Taking Us All for Fools’: Critics Decimate Greg Abbott’s Claims and Defense of His Actions in Wake of School Shooting



Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott in a press conference that left reporters frustrated defended his actions and insisted his earlier praise for law enforcement’s widely criticized response to the Uvalde school massacre was the result of being “misled.”

“I am livid about what happened,” Abbott declared, blaming others for his “recitation of what people in that room told me.”

Critics aren’t buying his claims.

Abbott, who’s in the middle of a heated re-election campaign, appeared extremely defensive when reporters asked him questions.

“Let’s be clear about one thing. None of the laws I signed this past session had any intersection with this crime at all,” Abbott told reporters when asked if he would call the legislature back for a special session, as The Texas Tribune’s Sewell Chan noted.

“No law that I signed allowed him to get a gun,” Abbott insisted.

“The answers fell pretty flat,” opined MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, who noted the press event lasted just 36 minutes, less time than the police officers “stood outside and did nothing,” which was 47 minutes.

Abbott ended the press conference with many reporters almost begging him to take more questions. As the governor left one frustrated reporter was caught on a hot mic saying “unbelievable.”

Chan, who is the editor in chief of the Tribune, added on Twitter: “Abbott rejects background checks as a simplistic and ineffective fix. Wouldn’t have prevented Sutherland Springs and Santa Fe shootings, he says. Tries to turn focus to broken mental health system.”

Former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi on MSNBC delivered a strong rebuke to Governor Abbott’s remarks.

“No amount of free flights, no amount of free caskets, no amount of mental health counseling is going to bring back any one of those murdered children,” Figliuzzi said, referring to Abbott’s announcement an anonymous donor is putting up  $175,000 for funeral expenses of those who were murdered in the shooting and said the state will pay for mental health treatment.

Abbott also insisted that since Texas became a state it’s been legal for 18-year-olds to buy long guns.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was murdered in the Parkland school shooting, blasted Abbott:

And long guns of today, as Figliuzzi noted, are often semi-automatic “killing machines.”

“The governor seems completely unable to understand that he can easily make a distinction when you’re talking about whether an 18-year-old should buy an assault rifle or not. And all he cares about is a century of history in Texas on long guns. We didn’t have the AR-15 style assault weapons back then.  He can easily make a distinction and say, ‘you can go hunting, here are the rifles you can do, you can buy, you can possess – and here’s an assault-style rifle.'”

“If he thinks that people are stupid and unable to understand that there is a clear distinction between a killing machine and a hunting rifle, that he’s taking us all for fools.”


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‘I Apologize for Interrupting Your Press Conference’: Tearful Texas Democrat Urges Greg Abbott to ‘Do Something’ on Guns



The Texas Democratic State Senator who represents Uvalde stood up during Greg Abbott’s Friday afternoon press conference and almost begged the Republican Governor to “do something” about gun violence after Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary School that took 21 lives.

Abbott was trying to place the blame for the school shooting on mental health despite the gunman having no documented issues, and told attendees, “we’re focusing our attention on the wrong thing.”

That was not good enough for Democratic State Senator Roland Gutierrez, who politely introduced himself and said, “I’m not making a political speech.”

“My colleagues are asking for a special session, you’re getting a letter tomorrow,” from the Senate Democratic Caucus.

“We’ve asked for gun control changes – I’m asking you now, bring us back in three weeks.”

Gutierrez grew emotional, sounding as if he was choking up, and added, “I apologize for interrupting your press conference about the needs of this community. I’ve been here for three days with all of these elected officials – this county judge has been working his ass off,” he continued.

“I don’t know how to express the loss of the families that I’ve talked to,” he added.

“You have to do something, man,” Gutierrez said, all but begging the governor to take action, and saying his “own colleagues are calling me and telling me this is enough.”


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