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Saturday, October 6, 2012

NOM Announces up to $3 Million to Defeat Marriage Equality

Posted by on Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

With four weeks to go before Election Day, the National Organization for Marriage is announcing that it tapped a firehose of cash to defeat marriage in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State. From the NOM blog:

If you donate right now, every contribution you give to NOM will be tripled—that's right, NOM will receive two additional dollars (through a generous matching grant) for every $1 you give today!

This match goes for every donation between now and the November election—up to one million dollars—which means, with your help, we have the chance to raise THREE MILLION DOLLARS to protect marriage before the election!

Who's the donor? They're not saying. Which state would they focus on? Also nothing. And while NOM's post cites a restrained commercial running in Minnesota, where NOM is supporting an amendment to reaffirm marriage as a union between a man and woman, don't expect NOM to fund that sort of commercial here. In Washington State, $1.5 million in ads were reserved recently by Frank Schubert, who ran the Prop 8 campaign in California. So brace yourself: Based on Schubert's track record in California, the NOM money will likely fund more dishonest, divisive ads like this one:

 

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Mark in Colorado 1
And what about the millions Washington United for Marriage has raised? What are they going to do with it or have they pissed it all away. Part of the reason No on 8 lost in California is because they failed to respond effectively to the lies the other side put out in its ads. Playing nice doesn't win elections. If that's the strategy, then you've already lost. When will you all stop acting like chicken-littles and fight back without fear?!
Posted by Mark in Colorado on October 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM · Report this
Baconcat 2
@1: because if you aren't afraid you are complacent. Nothing wins ballot measures like screaming "don't hurt us, please". Frankly, if Ed Murray and Slog think a 15 point lead and a record number of donors and volunteers a month out is inadequate then we should probably take their word for it.

Don't hurt us, NOM.
Posted by Baconcat on October 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM · Report this
treefort 3
This ad makes me so sad. She comes home and her mom fills her head with hate. Sadly, this sort of thing will lead to more religious nutjob homeschooling.
Posted by treefort on October 6, 2012 at 2:09 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 4
#1 makes the point. In 30 plus states the ads for anti-equality have all been the same. THINK OF THE CHILDREN! Yet the Gay side never seems to catch on. Marriage Equality Inc. states the ads are lies, but nothing comes of it. Mr Holden, so they are telling lies. Bid deal. What you gunna do about it? Ask that question of the readers. Ask Mr Murray.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on October 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM · Report this
Knat 5
"Under California law, public schools instruct kinds about marriage. Teaching children about gay marriage will happen here..."

Yes, God forbid that kids learn something in a public school, right?
Posted by Knat on October 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Helenka (also a Canuck) 6
Riiiiight. ::rolls eyes::

And that little girl will now think of only marrying a princess ... because princes ... er ... boys are dirty and bossy and just yucky. Yep, that's exactly how it'll all go down.
Posted by Helenka (also a Canuck) on October 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM · Report this
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I just drove past one of the fundie churches on the outskirts of Port Townsend. The board out from said "Marriage is between a man and a woman." And someone was taking a flash photograph of it.

We know where this is headed, yeah?
Posted by bareboards on October 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM · Report this
doloresdaphne 8
If only I'd been told I had the option of marrying a princess.... I I would have jumped right on it.

Shoving heterosexual fairy tales down children's throats and brainwashing them into thinking that's their only option. That's abusive.
Posted by doloresdaphne on October 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM · Report this
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The donor's the Catholic Church, who else?
Posted by sarah70 on October 7, 2012 at 1:36 AM · Report this
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why do christians hate gays so much?
Posted by peskypoop on October 7, 2012 at 7:09 AM · Report this
originalcinner 11
The fundies are OK with telling children that Jesus had two fathers, but it's different when the daddies are, say, Dan and Terry? Does not compute.
Posted by originalcinner on October 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this

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