Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A new NOM bomb - This stuff writes itself

Ah, yes, the latest missive from NOM. It is titled: “Help Us Finish 2017 Strong.” As you probably guessed, Brian S. Brown is asking for money — again. Here is the most endearing part:
This year has been one of amazing accomplishment for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). We've had incredible successes in every area of our work – public education, legal advocacy, and federal and state policy advancement. The landscape is decidedly better today for traditional values, for families and for supporters of true marriage than it was a year ago. NOM has played a significant role in that turn-around.
What, exactly has National Organization for Marriage done to advance any of that? What was the “significant role” that NOM played? Or, rather, did NOM play its donors all year long? About the only thing that Brown has actually done all year long is to shamelessly ask for more donations.

Through 2016, under Brian Brown's “leadership,” NOM has burned through — pissed away — nearly $70 million and what do they have to show for it? Brown has gotten fat (literally) off the enterprise. Brown's girth and cholesterol levels are the only demonstrable accomplishment over a decade. We should be able to calculate price per pound or, perhaps, price per waistline inch. What has been the cost of his bodily excess in terms of donations? Or, perhaps, it's the cost per kid for Brown's perpetually pregnant wife.

Here comes the grift:
But as we approach the last few days of 2017 we're staring at a budget deficit that must be addressed. Despite all that we’ve accomplished, we are tens of thousands of dollars short of where we need to be. Unless this deficit is erased, I'll have to cut back on our plans just as we've got real momentum.
Silly me. I thought that conservative Christians believe that stuff about bearing false witness. It takes balls on a skateboard and a level of shamelessness that defies human potential for Brown to concoct this stuff. So what else is new?

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