Frank Schubert
Frank Schubert during better times for NOM

Monday evening Frank Schubert – sometime political director for National Organization for Marriage – sent out an email to NOM supporters titled “Fwd: [not going to make it].” Schubert wants to be sure that people saw Brian Brown’s similarly titled email sent earlier in the day. The money-grub asks potential donors to take advantage of a matching gift in the amount of $200,000. According to Schubert, with NOM only halfway there “as of now we are leaving nearly $100,000 on the table.”

Further responding to a comment made on another post, the overwhelming majority of matching grants or matching pools are bullshit. Legitimate matches tend to have more in common than just support for the charity. For example, an employer matches the donations of employees to a charity. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Probably not. With NOM? If Brian Brown claimed that water is wet I might have to rethink some basics. But I digress …

Getting back to Mr. Schubert, in the four years ended December 31, 2013 firms that Schubert was associated with took in close to $1.5 million from NOM. Perhaps the former tobacco cheerleader should simply give some of that back. After all, in 2012 he went oh-for-five in spite of receiving over $400,000. A refund would seem to be in order.

What? It doesn’t work that way? Of course not but that never stopped Schubert from his dishonest portrayals of gay people to make a buck.

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.