Monday, May 21, 2018

The economics of LGBT hate and NOM's daily pleas

NOM World Headquarters
Brian Brown purchased this home at 6463 Drexel Road in Philadelphia for 565,000 in August, 2011
Boy how the economics of hate have changed. It is nearly seven years since Brian S. Brown bought a house in Philadelphia. His mortgage would have been dependent, in part, on National Organization for Marriage's finances and the prospects for continued employment.

Monday Brown writes: we're behind. It's the usual daily money-beg. Today's premise is that not enough people have fallen for Brown's BS:

Dear Friend—We're a week into our critical mid-year membership drive, and we've fallen behind of where we need to be. Our goal was to have raised $11,667 by now, but we've only raised about half of that amount. Please help us get back on track with an immediate gift, which will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.
So they raised about five grand in a week. It's really not bad considering all of the crazy reasons that Brown has given (and continues to advance) for donating money and his demonstrable lies.
Our team at NOM is hard at work fighting for marriage, religious liberty and the truth of gender. We're actively engaged in working with Congress, state legislatures, the courts and in the court of public opinion. We’re fighting for legislation, pro-marriage judicial nominees and presidential actions to protect marriage and the right of people to live out the truth of marriage at work and in their daily lives.
Team? What team? Working with Congress? NOM has not had a registered lobbyist in three years. NOM is doing absolutely nothing in the courts. They are not parties to any case that I am aware of and they are not a law group.

In the end $5,000/week is $260,000 per year. As a 501(c)4, the organization should not receive funds from foundations which is why, in the past, they have washed money through their 501(c)3 (NOM Education Fund). It is an illegal conduit. It is unknown whether or not the IRS has curbed their abuse and to what extent. NOM-Ed's finances still look very flaky.

2016 revenues for NOM were 42% less than 2015 yet the organization generated a surplus of $600 thousand which means that they cut the organization down to a very small size. Overall, through 2016, people have been conned into donating nearly $70 million to NOM. What does NOM have to show for it?

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