Robert George, founder and Chairman Emeritus of NOM, is also on the board of IAV. According to IRS filings, three other individuals serve on both boards; Broc Hiatt, Kenneth Von Kohorn and Chuck Stetson. Von Kohorn is not listed as a director on IAV's website.
I don't see how an intellectually honest individual could serve on both boards. Furthermore, does Blankenhorn really want to be linked to Robby George by having George sit on the board of IAV? It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
As an aside, one of the statements in NOM's press release was rather amusing:
NOM also took issue with Blankenhorn's statement in the article that many Americans oppose same-sex marriage out of "animus" for gays and lesbians.Aside from the nonsense about positions "identical to his own," Brown concedes that anti-gay animus is dishonorable. Moreover, to characterize NOM or Brown as bigoted is neither fair nor true?
"It is very unfortunate that he seemed to suggest in his op ed that many people who hold a view of marriage identical to his own hold it for dishonorable reasons," Brown said. "That's not fair or true, and he shouldn't have said it. Still, we appreciate that he continues to stand by his past writings and testimony."
Let us remember that National Organization for Marriage has always campaigned by furthering the mythology that gays present a threat to children. We also need to remember that Robert George, when he was still active with NOM, was calling Kevin Jennings a "threat to the innocence of children" as he was choreographing a campaign against Jennings that was based on homophobia and gay hate.
Have Brian Brown or Robert George ever recanted any of their anti-gay bigotry?