NOM deserves a DNR sign on the door. According to the latest money-beg from National Organization for Marriage they are fighting for Barronelle Stutzman. Stutzman, you may recall, is the Washington State florist who refused service to a gay couple and was sued by the state. Stutzman was recently given the opportunity to settle this matter for a nominal sum but she persists. Presumably if she had a real lawyer, rather than Alliance Defending Freedom, she would have put this matter behind her but she prefers to be a martyr for the faith.

Getting back to NOM, are they now suggesting that they are out of the ban gay marriage business (an enterprise that has failed miserably)? More likely this is just the cause du jour that they think will bring in the dollars.

And precisely what is it that NOM presumes to do for Ms. Stutzman? How does money donated to NOM benefit her legal case in any way whatsoever?

The only thing that NOM is fighting for, in this authors humble opinion, is money to stay in business to raise money to stay in business. They continue to mislead the public. Brian Brown has no shame

I never imagined that using my God-given talents and abilities, and doing what I love to do for over three decades, would become illegal.”

Those are the words of Baronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, in her February 20, 2015 letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

You see, AG Ferguson sued Ms. Stutzman for unlawful discrimination because she acted consistent with her faith and declined to use her creative skills to beautify a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony.

Yeah, well, it’s not what she does; it is for what she doesn’t do that has landed her in legal peril. And the use of her creative skills to beautify a same-sex ‘wedding’ is a bit hyperbolic. No? NOM also insists on the scare quotes around wedding.

The only thing that should be scary to NOM is their balance sheet. All the prayer to all of the saints doesn’t seem to provide working capital. If you carry their zealousness to its logical extension, God wants gay people to marry.

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.