NOM Testifies Before US Congress, Gets Called on Supposed “Social Welfare”

Written by scott on June 4th, 2013

The head of National Organization for Marriage testified before Congress today about the IRS scandal, and did a bit of rewriting history. Towleroad.com reports::

Testifying before the GOP-led House Ways and Means Committee today over the IRS Tea Party ‘scandal’, NOM Chair John Eastman said “traditional marriage” supporters were “harassed, assaulted on the streets, vandalized on their property” during the Prop. 8 campaign to the point where they were fearful of giving money to the organization.

Oregon Representative Earl BlumenauerRep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) took NOM to task for claiming to be a “social welfare” organization:

Let’s get real and stop the charade about what a ‘social welfare’ organization is: Last year, internal National Organization for Marriage (NOM) strategy documents were leaked, stating that the organization seeks “to drive a wedge between gays and blacks” by promoting “African American spokespeople for marriage,” thus provoking same-sex marriage supporters into “denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots,” and “to interrupt the assimilation” of Latinos into “dominant Anglo culture” by making the stance against same-sex marriage “a key badge of Latino identity.” Does this sound like social welfare to you? Social welfare organizations should work in the public interest — not to divide, exploit, and conquer.

I have a new favorite congressman – go get ‘em, Blumenauer!

 

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. RexT says:

    Good Job Earl Blumenauer! NOM being one of these ‘outraged’ groups – beyond hysterical! Of course, the whole scandal is without scandal, but that’s whatever.

  2. Warner says:

    Proud to be a Gay Oregonian. Thank you, Rep. Blumenauer.

  3. jerry says:

    Thanks Rep. Blumenauer for saying it like it is. NOM is loosing day by day and they know it.

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