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April 20th, 2009

From Our Department Of Unsurprising Things…

For the past couple weeks or so, the net has been all abuzz about that almost too campy to be real National Organization For Marriage ad…you know…the Scary Gathering Homosexual Menace Storm ad.  The National Organization For Marriage said it was spending 1.5 million dollars to saturate several New England states considering same sex marriage with it.

Listen okay…just listen.  When some group you only vaguely ever heard of before suddenly bursts into the national dialogue with millions of dollars to spend on anti-gay advertising, the very first fucking thing that should cross your mind is: Where Did The Money Come From? 

That was my first thought, but I didn’t see anyone else out there who seemed to be sharing it.  I knew that the usual suspects, Forcus On Your The Family and other religious right groups were actually hurting for money since Proposition 8 drained their coffers of what little was left. They’re just not raking in the dough from the faithful like they used to, since the Bush Gang started eating the life savings of all those older folks in the pews.  So where the hell did the National Organization For Marriage suddenly get one and a half million fucking dollars to wage a targeted media campaign in New England?

I figured I’d wait and see, because sooner or later someone was going to turn that rock over and see what maggots crawled out of it.  Swear to God I thought it was going to be one of the usual right wing billionaires funding this.  Ahmanson most likely…


Tomorrow Californians Against Hate will be launch a six-state online ad campaign in the Northeast to let everybody know that NOM, the National Organization for Marriage, is a front group for the Mormon Church. Banners ads will appear on the capital city hometown papers of states currently in play for marriage equality: NY, NJ, DE, ME, NH, and RI.

Jesus Christ…why couldn’t Joseph Smith have sold extended automobile warranties or hedge fund shares or something?

One Response to “From Our Department Of Unsurprising Things…”

  1. Bill S Says:

    One of the parody adds-I think the one on The Colbert Report, suggested the L.D.S. was behind the ads.

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