The National Organization for Marriage Has Collapsed Into Debt

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    Nov 20, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
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    Am sure 2014 debt is much worse than 2013 debt

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/11/19/the_national_organization_for_marriage_has_collapsed_into_debt.html

    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.

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    Nov 20, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    GOOD GODDAMN RIDDANCE.
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    Nov 20, 2014 3:28 PM GMT
    i bet they want to be around till the final final SCOTUS opinion. either way that is the end of it money or not.
  • tazzari

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    Nov 20, 2014 6:40 PM GMT
    "Higher ups"?? Lower downs, perhaps.

    May they rest in whatever the opposite of peace is, pursuded for back debts and legal fees. Now Brian Brown will need to get a real job.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 20, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
    Every time there is some sort of disaster, such as an earthquake, hurricane, or flood, some in the anti-gay crowd blame us and say that we are arousing the Wrath of God. Perhaps we should tell these anti-gay organizations that they are experiencing the Wrath of God for bearing false witness and failing to obey the command to love our neighbors as ourselves. Not that I believe that God works that way, but why not turn their statements against them?
  • FRE0

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    Nov 20, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    tazzari said"Higher ups"?? Lower downs, perhaps.

    May they rest in whatever the opposite of peace is, pursuded for back debts and legal fees. Now Brian Brown will need to get a real job.


    The letters PBUH stand for "peace be upon him". Perhaps we need another abbreviation for the opposite. We could also have an abbreviation the opposite of RIP.
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    Nov 20, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    Time for another bus tour! icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 20, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
    scruffLA said

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    You're going to need a bigger box



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  • tazzari

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    Nov 20, 2014 11:12 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    tazzari said"Higher ups"?? Lower downs, perhaps.

    May they rest in whatever the opposite of peace is, pursuded for back debts and legal fees. Now Brian Brown will need to get a real job.


    The letters PBUH stand for "peace be upon him". Perhaps we need another abbreviation for the opposite. We could also have an abbreviation the opposite of RIP.


    MTCBFATHAD - Awkward, but it stands for "May their children be fatherless and their homes a dunghill," which sounds about right to me & pretty much covers it. icon_smile.gif

    Or MATCBG - "May all their children be gay"?
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 20, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
    Money problems can lead to divorce. I wonder how their marriages are faring in these lean times.
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    Nov 21, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    Why can't liberal democrat and Presidential advisors pay the taxes they like to increase:

    Racist, Homophobe and Presidential Advisor Al Sharpton:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/nyregion/questions-about-al-sharptons-finances-accompany-his-rise-in-influence.html?_r=0

    Former House Tax Committee Chairman and racist: Charlie Rangel:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._Rangel#Taxes_on_Dominican_villa_rental_income

    Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/18/AR2009011802070.html
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    Nov 21, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidMoney problems can lead to divorce. I wonder how their marriages are faring in these lean times.


    lol so true.

    good news, though. glad to hear all this.
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    Nov 21, 2014 6:13 AM GMT
    FRE0 said... We could also have an abbreviation the opposite of RIP.
    Rest In Purgatory
  • tj85016

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    Nov 21, 2014 1:24 PM GMT
    look on the bright side, a few people probably made a ton of cash ripping off morons
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    Nov 21, 2014 2:04 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidlook on the bright side, a few people probably made a ton of cash ripping off morons

    So true
    These right-wing grifters never seem to run out of suckers
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    Nov 21, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
    control your optimism here, the National Organization for Marriage may feel a need to hang in there if:

    the SCOTUS is now required to rule on marriage equality. Their schedule may bring this court case into the election year or beyond. Reasonable chance this could become an election issue.

    if a SCOTUS justice decides to retire or die the current makeup of the court could change against gay rights. The republican congress may choose to block an Obama liberal appointment to the SCOTUS, congress has closed down the government for less.
  • metta

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    Nov 21, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    I think their only hope is to focus on international hate. There is still a big market for hate on an international level.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 22, 2014 8:59 AM GMT
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    FRE0 said... We could also have an abbreviation the opposite of RIP.
    Rest In Purgatory


    That won't work; the letters are the same. How about RIH? Or SIH (suffer in hell)?

  • FRE0

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    Nov 22, 2014 9:00 AM GMT
    pellaz saidcontrol your optimism here, the National Organization for Marriage may feel a need to hang in there if:

    the SCOTUS is now required to rule on marriage equality. Their schedule may bring this court case into the election year or beyond. Reasonable chance this could become an election issue.

    if a SCOTUS justice decides to retire or die the current makeup of the court could change against gay rights. The republican congress may choose to block an Obama liberal appointment to the SCOTUS, congress has closed down the government for less.


    If it goes before the Supreme Court, it better be before a future president has a chance to appoint reactionary justices to the Court.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 22, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
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    Am sure 2014 debt is much worse than 2013 debt

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/11/19/the_national_organization_for_marriage_has_collapsed_into_debt.html

    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.

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    This group wasn't defending nothing other than its hatred towards other groups of people who don't subscribe to their social agenda. It deserves to go out of existence, the sooner the better. One less group of NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS polluting the air with their archaic logic.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 23, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
    What a surprise -- another Conservative group that spends itself into irreparable debt, collapsing into a death spiral due to their own financial irresponsibility.
    This is the same corrupt behavior that George W. Bush demonstrated when he saddled the country with hundreds of millions more in crippling debt, thanks to the two wars he started without any plan as to how to pay for them. If fact, Republicans cut taxes on the wealthiest Americans, making the war debt even worse. Bush's people "solved" this by simply removing war expenditures from the budget, in effect pretending they didn't exist.
    The same thing is happening in red-state Kansas, which is the laboratory of tea-party ideology. Massive tax cuts were implemented without any plan to cover the budget shortfalls, plunging the state into its worst debt crisis ever. They are now having to close schools and cut critical services.
    Isn't it ironic that Conservative Republicans claim to be the party of financial responsibility, but they spend money without a thought as to where it's coming from or who's paying the bills.
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    Nov 23, 2014 1:04 AM GMT
    "Isn't it ironic that Conservative Republicans claim to be the party of financial responsibility, but they spend money without a thought as to where it's coming from or who's paying the bills."


    IRONIC and schizophrenic.

    Republican moralists crave irrationality. There's something intoxicating for them about an ideology that doesn't make sense, that requires faith.

    The more ridiculous the idea, the more faith it requires.