Mar 30, 2012

NOM's Uglyness Exposed, Part III - Now With Republican Twist

After the National Organization for Marriage was ordered in court to make their financial dealings public, we have seen their agenda to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks", as well as the plan to find "non cognitive celebrities" to promote gay-hate. Today, another cute tidbit from NOM's disgrace came up, only this time it points to an altogether different type of marriage-deterrent (if signing Evil Pledges of Evil is any indication) - Republican runner for presidential nomination, Mitt Romney. Huffpost has an article about it. Seems Romney gave $10 000 to NOM in 2008, but did so sneakily, through a PAC. Here's a bit of the article:

But when Romney eventually made his donation, he did so quietly, and through an unusual channel. Records filed by Romney's Free and Strong America PAC with the Federal Election Commission did not include details of that $10,000 donation. Nor did NOM's public 990 form. In fact, record of the payment was only uncovered Friday when the pro-gay rights Human Rights Campaign was sent a private IRS filing from NOM via a whistleblower. The Human Rights Campaign shared the filing with The Huffington Post.

Asked for comment, an aide to Romney said that the donation was made through the Alabama chapter of the Free and Strong America PAC. State records confirm this. However, the 990 NOM filed lists the donation as having come from PO Box 79226 in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Romney is far from the only national politician to take advantage of Alabama's lax campaign finance and disclosure laws. Several others have set up PACs in the state, for the purposes of raising money. Alabama does not put a limit on the individual amount that a donor can give to a PAC.

But the secretive nature of the donation raised the eyebrows of Human Rights Campaign officials. Romney, after all, didn't have to send his check to NOM through the Alabama chapter of his PAC.

I wonder how much more will surface from NOM's financial documents. Can't wait to see their further humiliation.

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