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Will the NOM disclose donors?

Minnesota says the National Organization of Marriage must disclose donors…but will they? … Nope


Minnesota says NOM must disclose donors

Timothy Kincaid in BoxTurtle Bulletin

The State of Minnesota has joined the long list of states that refuse to give the National Organization for Marriage a special exemption from voter laws due to their claimed fears of gay reprisals. (Independent)

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ruled today that corporate donations to groups advocating for or against a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage must be disclosed. The Minnesota Family Council (MFC) and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) argued that supporters of marriage equality would commit violence against their donors if they were made public. On Thursday, the board disagreed.

NOM suffers from the delusion that “stand up ye soldiers of the cross” is a stand that should be done in secret without the possibility of reprisals from those who find out that you are trying to hurt their family. Because, you see, Teh Gheys are vengeful, scary, dangerous, and violent. Why, if it was discovered that someone was a major donor to NOM, they might lose business from gays and other people who don’t want to fund discrimination. They might even get the cold shoulder at their florist and someone at choir practice might look at them with disdain.

And that’s not fair!!

But, so far, neither campaign boards nor judges have found this argument convincing. And NOM loses this argument wherever it is presented.

So does that mean that NOM is going to comply? Are they going to disclose exactly which mega-wealthy Catholics are funding their efforts to replace civil law with Catholic doctrine?

No way. They haven’t any time in the past and they aren’t going to start now.

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NOM has managed to avoid following the law in many states. They have simply ignored rulings such as this, which is why we still don't know in Maine, let alone Minnesota, who is footing their bill.

Based in part on the comments of NOM "defector" Louis Marinelli, it appears that NOM is very closely entwined with conservative Roman Catholic interests and so it seems likely that those are the deep pockets. More here: NOM Exposed.

The Roman Catholic church is also a direct funder of the anti-equality movement in Minnesota.

Of course this highlights the irony that the religious group MOST supportive of marriage equality is the Roman Catholic laity.

--Susan Forsburg

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