Oh, this is wonderful: a new website reveals and tracks those who donate to the National Organization for Marriage (N.O.M.). These are the bastards who fight gay rights and same-sex marriage all over the country, funded mostly by religious organizations. You know, those groups who are supposed to be helping the poor, hungry, and abused of our society but instead choose to focus their attention and funding on restricting the rights of people they don’t like. Oh yeah, and they do it without paying any goddamn taxes.
“We want to out NOM for what it is—a secretive player in antigay politics, which is posing as an offshore company for antigay religious money,” says Michael Cole, a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign.
After months of poring through public documents including court and tax records, the Web site, viewed in advance by NEWSWEEK, details NOM supporters like the Mormon and Catholic churches, as well as Opus Dei. It also posts items about organizations and individuals that have publicly expressed antigay rhetoric and activity and their relationship to NOM. The site includes a graph to show the phenomenal growth NOM has enjoyed over the last three years, going from a budget of $500,000 to $10 million in three years.
Naturally, NOM is playing the victim card (via their sniveling little spokescreep), claiming that revealing this donor info will put them at risk for violent retaliation by fired-up queens and lesbos with an axe to grind. Poor, poor donors, what EVER shall they do now that their rights-stomping ways are exposed? I don’t wish violence on them, but maybe a little fear and paranoia is just what they need. They have chosen to side with an oppressing force in a country which is supposedly free, so fuck ’em if they’re spooked.