Monday, National Organization for Marriage has a new email to supporters titled “Not Going to Make it.” According to Brian S. Brown:

I hate to say it, but right now it looks like we are not going to make our end-of-year matching grant.

Most of our budget is supported by our year-end efforts. Each year a few generous donors band together and generously offer to match whatever we can raise to allow us to keep fighting for marriage and religious liberty.

And every year we have made it.

But now, with four days to go, we are way behind. We must raise $97,000.00 before January 1st to make the $200,000 matching pledge.

It is worth observing that Brown claimed to be “around halfway there” on December 19. I am trying to figure out who would be dumb enough to be part of the $103K that they did collect. Over the last nine days people seem to have prioritized a bit differently. Toys for the kiddies? Perhaps.

Around Christmas 2014 there was a similar pitch:

Please help us meet the challenge and take advantage of our $200,000 matching gift. Every dollar you give will be matched dollar-for-dollar by another generous donor.

I’ve told you before about what an enormously importantly year 2015 will be… with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of marriage and creating a split-decision on the Circuit Court level, the Supreme Court will have to take up a case to decide the constitutionality of laws defending marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

We have a limited window of opportunity to make our case for marriage… but what a window it is!

How did that work out for you Brian?

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.