Saturday, March 31, 2012


The Washington Post has the story:

Free & Strong America PAC Alabama, one of a network of state-level PACs that has raised and disbursed money on Romney’s behalf, gave the donation in 2008 to the National Organization for Marriage, which at the time was working to pass Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage in California, disclosure records show. 

The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, argues that Romney disbursed the money through his little-known Alabama PAC in an attempt to avoid drawing national attention to the donation and said it could violate California disclosure requirements. The group said it first learned of the gift from confidential NOM tax records provided by a whistleblower, which listed the money as coming from a PAC address in Massachusetts.

The so-called National Organization for Marriage has one objective: to make sure gays are second-class citizens, stripped of the equal protection of the law.  Romney thinks gays are second-class people too. (Funny. He claimed he DIDN'T think that way when he was governor of Massachusetts. Check it out here.) The contribution to the anti-gay hate group was made by way of an obscure avenue to help conceal it. 

And you know what I find REALLY interesting? Check out this part of the story here

As a 501(c)(4), NOM has to file a form with the IRS that lists its donors. In the public version of the form, the donors’ names are redacted. When the Human Rights Campaign got a copy of the nonredacted version, it listed $10,000 from Romney’s PAC, Free and Strong America. The PAC’s tax records, though, showed no such donation. [Emphasis added] Eventually, the Human Rights Campaign determined that the money came from the PAC’s Alabama affiliate, suggesting an attempt to evade scrutiny. “Clearly there was a strategy here to conceal,” says Fred Sainz, the Human Rights Campaign’s vice president.

And you want to know a fun fact about NOM?

...NOM budgeted $120,000 for an outreach coordinator “to identify the children of gay parents willing to speak on camera,” suggesting an eagerness to rip gay families apart.

Yeah, kids! Denounce your own parents! Now THOSE are family values!

Willard: Willing to hate the same people YOU do, as long as you're an anti-gay fanatic. He just doesn't like to be too conspicuous about it.

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