The National Organization for Marriage ended 2013 more than $2.5 million in the red, and saw its funding drop more than 50 percent.
After news reports, including one byÂ The New Civil Rights MovementÂ this morningÂ following a statement fromÂ HRC overnght,Â NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, finally posted their 2013 tax Form 990 online as legally required. Just a few years after seemingly springing up from nowhere in 2007,Â the anti-gay organization is seeing its finances “crater,” according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
HRC reports, and an initial examination of NOM’s financial forms revealsÂ the National Organization For Marriage ended 2013 with a negative asset balance of more than $2.5 million. NOM’s political arm, theÂ National Organization for Marriage Education Fund, ended the year with assets of $1.5. Those funds are not allowed by law to be mixed, although NOM reportedly took a loan from its Education Fund in the past.
Perhaps worse and a strong harbinger of the anti-gay group’s future, NOM’s revenues from 2012 to 2013 took a nosedive. NOM’s own 990 shows total revenue in 2012 was nearly $11 million, but in 2013 was just over $5.1 million, more than a 50 percent decrease. NOM’s Education Fund saw even worse results. In 2013 it took in $5.1 million and in 2013 just over $1.7 million.
“Just 2 donors accounted for more than half of the organizationâ€™s funding â€“ further evidence that everyday Americans have little interest in furthering NOMâ€™s extremist agenda,” HRC reports.
â€œNOM should start figuring out that people arenâ€™t willing to give their hard-earned money to an extremist agenda that’s going nowhere,â€ said Fred Sainz, HRC Vice President of Communications. Â â€œIf I were Brian Brown, Iâ€™d be worried that my two or three mega-donors are soon going to come to terms with the fact that theyâ€™d largely be better off flushing money down the toilet. Â Americans certainly arenâ€™t buying what NOM is selling, and itâ€™s only a matter of time before the trickle of money keeping the lights on at NOM HQ dries up.â€
Curiously, NOM has not issued one of theirÂ usual hyperbolic press releases in almost a week. Their blog was last updated on November 13. Brian Brown and NOM co-founder Robert P. George were seen at the Vatican’s anti-gay marriage conference this week.
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Trump’s MAGA Supporters Chant Profanities Within ‘Clear’ Earshot of Young Kids Biden Was Talking to Outdoors
Trump’s MAGA supporters were out in full force Friday afternoon, chanting “F**k Biden,” waving flags with the same slogan, along with ones that falsely claim “Trump won,” as President Joe Biden spoke with young children outside a Connecticut child development center.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@KJP46) October 15, 2021
Getting a little rowdy as more protesters show up with Trump flags and “F*uck Biden” flags. pic.twitter.com/k7qFJp4Iw0
— Eric Bedner (@BednerEric) October 15, 2021
“Around 50 more Trump supporters,” according to the White House press pool, “gathered a street away from the center. They chanted ‘F*** Joe Biden. He’s not our president.’ They also shouted ‘traitors’ as a coda while we walked inside.”
Minutes later the press pool reported President Biden “entered the playground at 1:25, greeted by some gregarious children. One gave him a hug, as he kneeled to talk. Another, wearing an American flag t-shirt, pointed out parts of the playground.”
Biden greets kids in the playground at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut. pic.twitter.com/YfGCndt3NV
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 15, 2021
But then, confirmation that the Trump supporters’ profanity could be heard by the young children and the President.
“From the playground the pool could still hear protesters chanting from the curb outside. More expletives. More yelling,” the pool reports.
NBC News White House Correspondent Mike Memoli also confirms:
Per radio pool, while @POTUS spent time meeting toddlers at an outdoor playground, Trump supporters gathered across street could be clearly heard shouting a now-familiar expletive phrase involving his name
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) October 15, 2021
President Biden later made televised remarks promoting his “Build Back Better” agenda, and talking about how improvements to infrastructure will help young children.
Biden Justice Dept. to Formally Petition Supreme Court to Block Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban
The Biden Dept. of Justice will formally ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas’ near-total ban on abortion, one many legal experts say is unconstitutional.
CNN reports the DOJ will make the formal request to block implementation of the law “while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday.”
The DOJ has been filing requests with lower courts, but in an unusual set of circumstances the Fifth Circuit, one of the nation’s most conservative courts of appeal, has sided with the State of Texas instead of judges who have moved to block the new type of law.
This will be seen as a test of the 6-3 majority conservative Supreme Court, that repeatedly bent to then-President Donald Trump’s frequent requests, as he bypassed lower courts frequently to implement his polices that were often challenged by civil rights groups.
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A woman wielding a baseball bat who “appeared agitated” allegedly attacked U.S. Capitol Police officers Friday morning including by biting one of them.
Police say several officers approached her, but she “did not cooperate” and “instead started yelling at them. When she raised her bat, the officers tried to take it,” WJLA reports.
The woman, identified as Olivia Romano, 25, “allegedly became combative and bit one of the officers, police report.” She was taken into custody.
WFLA points to a tweet in which Romano allegedly accuses the Secret Service of illegally arresting “Indigenious [sic] Water Protectors & allies.”
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2) Officers then moved in on the suspect and she bit a USCP officer.
Fox is told she will be charged with assaulting a Capitol Police Officer.
She is now on the ground on the West Front of the Capitol claiming she was “arrested illegally” and claiming police battery.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 15, 2021
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