The Pope’s U.S. Anti-Gay Auxiliary     The National Organization for Marriage     has just sent out an email with an odd image and the usual hyperbole:

EMERGENCY ALERT: Activists Fast-Track SSM Bill in Trenton-Help Stop them Today!

Marriage rests on a knife’s edge in Trenton, and the next few weeks are
critical. Please use the links below to take action, and then forward
his message to five friends today.

The “links below” are to send boilerplate email complaining about the usual “redefining marriage” crap and other meaningless hyperbole. That,of course, is followed by the “donate to NOM” link. Given that Gov. Christie has already promised to veto the bill, I guess that this is all about messaging.

NOM’s weapon is their enemies list with a promise to mete out punishment for defying them .

They just wasted about $185,000 to make an example out of Ron Paul who had a pretty good showing in New Hampshire in spite of NOM. Thus, they will be threatening GOP New Jersey legislators with reprisals just as they threatened, and continue to threaten, New York State GOP legislators who voted in favor of marriage equality. The New York offset to the extortion is Mike Bloomberg, a GOPer with a pile of money and a whole lot more smarts than anyone at NOM. I expect to see some Republican support for equality in New Jersey as well.

National Organization for Marriage is beginning to look like the mob. They want to be feared! 

Brian Brown needs to come to terms with the fact that his mediocre intellect and wit are insufficient to threaten anyone with anything more than some of (possibly) Tom Monaghan’s money. We must be vigilant. At the same time we can watch NOM piss away money in their hopeless cause.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.