NOM Fleeces Its Followers with Falsehoods (again)

Today NOM once again asked its supporters for money by lying to them.

You know, they do this so often I should just create a template for this kind of response.

Anyway, they’re panicking about Prop 8 being declared unconstitutional. As paid professionals they ought to realize the 9th Circuit ruling could only apply to states that:

  • Withdraw same-sex marriage rights after they’ve been grants, and
  • Have a domestic partnership law that grants same-sex couples all the state-level benefits and responsibilities of marriage.

That’s a tiny number of states. But the paid professionals at NOM want to sound a more urgent note in their fundraising appeal (which contains three DONATE NOW buttons):

A Supreme Court victory would preserve the marriage laws of 44 states, denying same-sex marriage radicals in their campaign to force gay marriage on the entire nation in one fell swoop.

But if we lose at the Supreme Court, marriage will be jeopardized not just in California, but in all 50 states.

No. As much as it pains me to say it, a victory (for us, not NOM) at the Supreme Court couldn’t possibly “force gay marriage on the entire nation in one fell swoop.”  It would have no impact on most states.

There’s an old quote: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Maybe NOM president Brian Brown just isn’t capable of understanding the 9th Circuit decision.

Or maybe he understands it very well — exactly as well as he understands the concept of cash flow.

In any case, feel free to go over there  and point out the dishonesty. It was kind of fun swamping their comments last time — let’s start the party again.

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4 comments to NOM Fleeces Its Followers with Falsehoods (again)

  • 1
    Bill S says:

    Well, Brown is malicious AND stupid.

  • 2
    Jay R. says:

    No. As much as it pains me to say it, a victory (for us, not NOM) at the Supreme Court couldn’t possibly “force gay marriage on the entire nation in one fell swoop.”  It would have no impact on most states.
    Yes and no.  It would have no immediate affect on other states, but it would set clear precedent for the repeal of other laws and constitutional amendments, such as in Oregon.

  • 3
    robtish says:

    Jay R., the precedent would only be clear in cases where the state had previously allowed same-sex marriage and then rescinded it.

  • 4
    clayton says:

    Let’s look at a bright side.  More than one, actually.  Between the appeal of the Prop 8 decision, AND the voter referendum in Washington that NOM will unquestionably have to raise, PLUS the renewed battle in Maine, NOM is going to be spread pretty thin in the coming year.  Add to that the fact that fewer and fewer people are on their side, which means either that (a) their donor base is thinning, or (b) their opposition is growing, and NOM is having a rough time right now.  And I couldn’t be happier.

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