Saturday, December 31, 2011

NOM's Financial Desperation

NOM is emailing "send me your money" every few hours. They are claiming an anonymous donor who will match contributions    which are not tax deductible    dollar for dollar. Last year NOM had a shortfall of $1.1 million. Maybe they should give up fancy offices and large salaries instead of crying about liberal victimization. Then there is that pitch:
As you know, our opponents get huge checks from Hollywood celebrities or well-funded left-wing foundations. NOM counters with tens of thousands of small donations from supporters just like you, who sacrifice your time and money to defend marriage.
First of all, per their tax return, in 2010 just five donors combined to give NOM over $8.1 million. That's an average of over $1.6 million each. I thought that devout Christians took bearing false witness seriously. Silly me.

If we are able to take full advantage of the Year-End Million Dollar Match, we will have the sort of financial security and proof of grassroots support that will show the anti-marriage crowd that we are not going to roll over and allow marriage to be destroyed. It will send a strong message that we are ready to go toe-to-toe with the anti-marriage bullies all over America.
Aside from describing yet another big donor, portraying people who seek marriage equality     a civil right as "anti-marriage bullies" is just plain moronic. NOM had their chance, in a federal court of law, to produce evidence and witnesses to support their argument that marriage equality has a negative effect on marriage. They produced nothing, nada, zip, zero.

The reason that National Organization for Marriage cannot substantiate their claim that marriage equality adversely affects marriage is because it is a lie!

The simple fact is that NOM has become just one more religious right, anti-gay organization. "Defending marriage" is nothing more than a pretense to raise money. I know it; they know it and you know it.
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