NY Daily News’ wide-eyed expose of NOM

Timothy Kincaid

June 14th, 2011

Okay, it’s a little breathless. And, yeah, it could probably be classified as “liberal media bias”. (NY Daily News)

A shadowy group run by religious fundamentalists is bankrolling a pitched crusade against same-sex marriage in New York.

Secretive and flush with cash, the National Organization for Marriage is igniting a culture war as it battles Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg in their campaign to legalize gay wedlock.

But that is the way that thePost writes and, well, it’s the facts ma’am. As ooky-spooky nefarious as it sounds, they’re spot-on:

“They came into the state with a big splash,” said civil rights lawyer Evan Wolfson, president of Chelsea-based Freedom to Marry. “They’re basically just a shell group that exists to funnel money into anti-gay causes from a small set of secret donors.”

Some day we will know exactly which super-rich Catholics are using NOM as an intermediary in their effort to finance the institutionalization of Catholic Doctrine into civil law. But in the meantime, New Yorkers need to know the truth about NOM and their purpose. Even if it is a bit over the top in style.

[Ugh…. No, this was not a NY Post article. It’s the Daily News]

Chris Gable

June 14th, 2011

But the NY Post is a conservative paper. There just isn’t a lot of hard opposition to marriage equality/gay rights in NY anymore. Some — maybe 20% of the state. But if the NY Post doesn’t get excited by it — it can’t be important to conservatives in NY.

AnonyGrl

June 14th, 2011

My thought too, Chris. The Post has always struck me as being somewhat obscenely conservative in its reporting, and to have them accused of LIBERAL bias strikes me as a pretty good sign that this should be a done deal. Hopefully the Republican Senate is paying attention.

Bruno

June 14th, 2011

That’s a New York Daily News article?

Timothy Kincaid

June 14th, 2011

Oh lordy… It’s a Daily News article, not the Post. Sorry, that’s a pretty big (and pretty stupid) mistake.

Richard Rush

June 14th, 2011

The Daily News article says that Brian Brown is paid $172,100-a-year by NOM. So, just imagine how much the Big Kahuna (Maggie) is pulling in. No wonder her Hindu husband is willing to remain hidden away in the attic so that NOM’s donors are not reminded of their appalling Catholic/Hindu marriage.

Bruno

June 14th, 2011

This is what the Post thinks and it’s pretty damned lame: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/matter_of_conscience_gov_cuomo_6e0imE8bbAFbIc4By0M12L

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