Brian S. Brown

In a blog post today, National Organization for Marriage acknowledges that one of the GOP’s largest donors and bundlers is a proponent of marriage equality. According to Brian Brown:

I have to let you know exactly what we’re up against.

Recently, the news reported that David Koch—the conservative boogeyman of the left—will be interviewed by ABC’s Barbara Walters for her “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014” special scheduled to air on Sunday.

In the interview, he unequivocally states, “I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal.” It harkens back to a 2012 Politico article where he said, “I believe in gay marriage,” pointing out that he openly supported legal abortion as a Libertarian party candidate in 1980.

Mr. Brown is being truthful in both respects including the fact that this is part of what NOM (as a proxy for the Catholic Church) is up against. This is a problem of their own making.

The teachings of the Catholic Church are generally irrelevant to this controversy. Adherents are free not to enter into same-sex marriages. The Church is free not to consecrate same-sex marriages. What the Church is trying to do through NOM is to impose its teachings on society as a whole through force of law. It is an expression of arrogance. This is something that happens in Iran but not the United States of America.

Brown is asking people to donate money to a lost cause. In a sense he is acknowledging NOM’s irrelevance (if not his own incompetence). Mr. Brown seems to have Reverse-Midas Syndrome.

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.