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04/19/2007


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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Two Guys Read Fred Karger's Anti-Gay Emails: VIDEO

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Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger went to Utah and got a bunch of anti-gay hate mail. Elliott Morgan and Joe Beretta take a look at Karger's campaign, the reasons behind it, his nifty frisbies, and perform a dramatic reading of one particular nasty email Karger from Utah resident Nanette Billings.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Republican Fred Karger to Appear on Hate Group Leader Bryan Fischer's Radio Show: LISTEN

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Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is set to appear on the radio show of hateful American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer this Thursday, which should be fun.

Said Fischer in a voicemail, of the show's agenda: "You realize where we're positioned when it comes to pro-family issues and so we'll probably spend some time asking Mr. Karger about how he's oriented towards the homosexual agenda, gay marriage, Don't Ask Don't Tell, some of those issues, homosexual adoption, we'll probably spend some time talking about those issues as well as others."

Listen to Fischer's message to Karger's people, AFTER THE JUMP...

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