Pretentious flag waving amid the capitol dome because NOM has so much influence.

Today’s email from National Organization for Marriage—begging for money of course—is titled “Disappointed.” Brian Brown seems to be scolding donors for not forking over enough of their hard earned money to Mr. Misadventure:

The success of NOM’s Summer Membership Drive is absolutely critical for us to generate the resources we need to carry on our essential work fighting for marriage and religious liberty.

And I have to tell you, I am disappointed with the response thus far. We should be over 20% toward our goal by now, but we’re only at 10%.

Needless to say, ten percent is not going to cut it.

Needless to say, NOM doesn’t really have “members” and there is no fight for marriage. That issue has been settled. Religious liberty? Alliance Defending Freedom seems to be the organization dedicated to the proposition that Christians require the freedom to discriminate against LGBT citizens.

But get this:

We can’t influence Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act if only ten percent of our people help.

FADA is dead. Brown knows that FADA is dead. It was unconstitutional to begin with. This is just a shameless lie to mislead people into believing that NOM is going to influence Congress.

We can’t persuade courts to uphold religious liberty laws and protect supporters of marriage from being sued, fined, fired or even jailed for refusing to be personally complicit in the lie of same-sex ‘marriage’ if only ten percent of our people help.

He is right. NOM cannot persuade courts because NOM is not a legal group.

We can’t fight President Obama’s dangerous gender ‘identity’ agenda with only a ten percent participation rate.

Right again (although I wouldn’t call it the president’s agenda). NOM has no influence whatsoever over the legal opinions of the Justice Department.

And we can’t effectively educate the American people about the issues, or establish a grassroots network, or work with allies in the states if only ten percent of our supporters are willing to step up.

They do not need much money for email blasts which is about all they do these days. NOM exists in order to continue to exist.

But don’t get me wrong; NOM is not harmless. At times they have had the full power of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops behind them. They are a potential danger for as long as they exist. SPLC notwithstanding, NOM is an active anti-LGBT hate group.

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.