Nov 20, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
Am sure 2014 debt is much worse than 2013 debt
On Wednesday, the viciously anti-gay National Organization for Marriage finally released its 2013 tax filings—two days late, in direct violation of federal law. The results are nothing short of brutal. NOM raised $5.1 million last year—a 50 percent drop-off from its 2012 earnings. Two donors accounted for more than half of that money. And the group’s “Education Fund,” which churns out anti-gay propaganda and homophobic calumny, raised less than $1.7 million, a 70 percent decline from 2012. NOM closed out the year more than $2.5 million in debt.
There could, of course, be other factors at play; because the group is so deliberately opaque, we can’t really know if there was a breakdown in leadership. (That purported 2011 putsch against Maggie Gallagher remains shrouded in mystery.) But even if morale is high at NOM today, it won’t stay that way for long. In the near future, NOM’s higher-ups will release that they’re on the brink of officially folding. At that point, they’ll give the piggy bank one last shake, then jump ship for good. The resulting collapse will be pitiable, painful, and pathetic—a finale befitting an organization built on a platform of nothing but hate.