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Iowa Ethics Board to Investigate National Organization for Marriage

An Iowa ethics board is set to investigate claims that NOM violated state law by not disclosing its donors in a campaign to oust Supreme Court justices, the Des Moines Register reports:

KargerThe Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board voted unanimously to investigate the National Organization for Marriage, saying that if the allegations against it are proven true, the marriage group’s actions would violate state law.

The decision to investigate is a triumph for Republican former presidential candidate Fred Karger (pictured), who filed the complaint against the National Organization for Marriage on June 13. Karger said the D.C.-based group spent $635,000 in 2010 and about $100,000 in 2012 to try to oust four of the justices who were part of a unanimous 2009 decision that allowed same-sex marriage in Iowa.

“We caught them,” Karger told reporters after today’s meeting. “I’m so grateful to the ethics commission.”

You can read a copy of Karger's complaint HERE.

NOM responded with anger to the investigation:

Usatoday_brown"The National Organization for Marriage has violated no campaign finance rules in Iowa, and we decry the decision by the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board to open an investigation," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "This inquiry is a witch hunt spawned by a delusional homosexual activist who fancies himself becoming the president of the United States and who is a serial filer of frivolous allegations against us whenever we stand up for traditional marriage. The complaint is another attempt to shut down criticism of activist judges and politicians who wish to redefine marriage."

NOM was a major contributor to the 2010 campaign in which voters successfully removed three sitting justices of the Iowa Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, after the Court voted to redefine marriage in the state. The campaign finance complaint was filed by Fred Karger, a homosexual activist who ran for president of the United States in 2012. Karger has filed complaints against NOM in Maine and California, but no state has ever ruled that NOM violated state campaign rules.

"All that the decision today means is that Karger has alleged actions that, if proven true, would possibly constitute violations of campaign finance rules. But the allegations are dead wrong and the Board action today in no way means that the Board agrees with Karger's frivolous allegations," Brown said. "We are concerned about the continual use of the legal system by Karger and other homosexual marriage advocates who are intent on denying us and the people of Iowa their civil rights to defend marriage as God created it."


NOM's Sinking Ship

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(image via fred karger)

After marriage bills advanced in France, Rhode Island, and Delaware, Santa Fe voted to support marriage equality, and Nevada voted to repeal its ban on same-sex marriage, NOM's Brian Brown called it a "tough week" in a letter to supporters.

Brown then went on to honor a "heroic marriage champion" lawmaker in Rhode Island, Senator Harold M. Metts, D-Providence/Slater, whose speech Jeremy Hooper kindly summarized:

In his twelve minute floor speech (/sermon), Rhode Island senator Harold Metts (D-Providence/Slater) viciously condemned gay people as having "vile affections," called "acts of sodomy" an "abomination to God," warned that ancient civilizations were destroyed for going against God and intimated that our LGBT-accepting society is going the same way, claimed "Satan and gunmen have come in" to our schools (with inclusive school books as his followup example), and intimated that people can just up and change their "sexual preferences" at whim.

Brian and Maggie better find a piece of plywood to cling on to fast if these are the people they're holding up as role models.


NOM President Brian Brown Paid More Than $500,000 a Year to Destroy the Lives of Others

Activist Fred Karger, of Rights Equal Rights, reminds us in an email sent yesterday that NOM President Brian Brown is rolling in cash. Karger made the note after several attempts to get a copy of the 2011 501(c)3 tax return of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM):

BrownMaybe they don’t want us to know that NOM President Brian Brown made over $500,000 dollars in 2011.  He was paid $230,000 by NOM’s political operation where he claimed to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, and another whopping $230,000 from NOM’s Educational Fund where he claimed to work another 40 hours per week.  Add $47,000 in benefits and you have the “Half Million Dollar Man.”

NOM staff ran away from Karger when he went to their offices:

“When I went to the NOM Office a few days ago, the NOM staff literally ran away from me when I asked for a copy of their 501(c)3 tax return, which must be made available to the public,” said Fred Karger, founder of Rights Equal Rights and longtime NOM watchdog.

“One staffer leaving the office immediately ducked into the waiting elevator and wouldn’t respond to my request for the tax return.  I then rang the office doorbell (their door is locked tight); another staffer came to the door, wouldn’t open it and yelled out, ‘it’s on our web site!’  While standing there in disbelief, a minute later another NOM staff member, probably coming back from lunch, saw me and ran into the NOM office slamming the door behind him.”

NOM is on the losing end of its battle to stop gay marriage and Brian Brown and Maggie Gallagher are just working now for all the money they’re pulling in.  “It’s pure greed, plain and simple,” added Karger.  “They are living the good life of the ‘One Percent’ while claiming to work 80 hours a week to destroy the lives of others.”

“We’ve seen their sleazy internal documents thanks to all the hard work of the State of Maine Attorney General’s office and the Maine Ethics Commission, who have been investigating NOM and Brian Brown for 3 ½ years on my charges of money laundering.  This investigation is a result of a sworn complaint we filed against NOM back in August 2009.”

Tax returns online here.


Boycott Launched Against Amway for President's $500,000 Donation to 'National Organization for Marriage'

Fred Karger's organization Rights Equal Rights has launched a boycott of Amway for its President Doug DeVos' sizable donations to the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Writes the group: Amway

On August 3, 2012 Rights Equal Rights launched a global boycott of Amway / Alticor and all its divisions and family owned businesses because of its President and company owner Doug DeVos’ $500,000 contribution to the National Organization (NOM) for Marriage. This contribution recently came to light from the federal IRS 990 tax filing of the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation.

NOM is boycotting Starbucks and General Mills for simply supporting marriage equality in their home states, and is busily defending its staunch ally Chick-fil-A. We at Rights Equal Rights feel that it is important to support our friends and equally important to keep pressure on the mega- donors to NOM and other likeminded organizations and individuals who so vigorously oppose Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality.

A global boycott of Amway will let others know that there are consequences for giving massive amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority. We will be closely watching the donors who contribute to the anti-gay sides of the four upcoming November 6 th marriage elections in Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington State.

A laundry list of Amway's products and brands (here) is targeted in the boycott.


Fred Karger Officially Ends 2012 Presidential Run: 'It's Been One Hell Of A Ride'

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Fred Karger, the Republican presidential candidate who ran to show his peers that there are gay Republicans who care about the party's future, officially ended his campaign today. Karger's statement:

After 2 ½ years of campaigning as a candidate for President of the United States I am officially ending my historic campaign today June 29, 2012. It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on. Special thanks to the thousands more who shared their stories with me in person, via email, facebook, twitter, etc.

Every one of you kept me going. It’s been the experience of a lifetime. I’ve made many new friends and undoubtedly picked up a few more detractors. I hope and trust that my discussion of the key issues helped to open dialog on fixing the economy, balancing the federal budget, creating jobs, education reform, the environment, immigration reform, ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and fighting for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Karger will no doubt use his new prominence to advocate other issues close to his heart, like combating homophobia within the Mormon Church.


Fred Karger Goes One-On-One with Bryan Fischer, Asks Fischer if He's Gay: VIDEO

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Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger appeared on American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer's radio show yesterday.

KargerWhat did the hate group leader, who's known for comparing gays to pedophiles, Nazis, face-eating cannibals, who live destructive 'deathstyles', say to Karger?

"Why would a Republican want to vote for a homosexual activist in a presidential primary?"

The hate group leader also quizzes Karger about same-sex marriage and gay parenting, bringing up the scientifically unsound study recently published by Mark Regnerus. They also discuss blood donation by gays, one of Fischer's favorite topics. Fischer has said that the ban on blood donation proves contact with homosexuals is dangerous.

Fischer tells Karger that he donated blood yesterday morning and was asked on the questionnaire if he'd had sex with a man since 1977.

"How'd you answer that?" Karger slips in with a giggle.

"It was no. I answered no. I'm not!" exclaims Fischer.

Watch their interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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