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Secret Nom Memos

NOM Insults Dr. King's Dream

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Through crass manipulation of people's deepest desire to serve God and be loyal to their communities, NOM hopes to compel people of color to make condemnation of loving gay and lesbian couples a marker for religious and racial/ethnic identity.

Why Has NOM's Chairperson Been Silent During The 'Race-Baiting' Controversy?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

We've all missed one face during the recent scandal involving the revelation of confidential documents leaking the National Organization for Marriage's eyebrow-raising tactics to stop marriage equality: where in the heck is NOM's chair, John C. Eastman?

Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry President Discusses Marriage Equality Fight, NOM Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson responded to charges that the group has abandoned efforts to fight constitutional amendments on the ballot thi...

Lila Shapiro

Black, Anti-Gay Marriage Reverend Angered By NOM Memo: "It Will Backfire"

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Until this week, the Rev. Ralph A. Martino, senior pastor at First Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in Washington, D.C., had never heard of the Nationa...

How NOM Became A Vehicle To Hide Anti-LGBT Donors... And Why That May Be Their Undoing

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

Confidential internal documents unsealed Monday by a Maine court provide new information about how, in the aftermath of California's Proposition 8, NOM strategically leveraged large secret donations to fund the anti-marriage movement across the country.

Listen Up, NOM: Racism And Homophobia Are Not Welcome In Our Communities

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

The assumption underlying NOM's divide-and-conquer strategy is that people of color are already homophobic, or can be easily pushed there. This fundamental misunderstanding of people of color and the failure to appreciate the diversity within the LGBT community are deeply troubling.

NOM's Malodorous Methods Fan The Flames Of Hate

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Instead of working to bring Americans together, the goal of NOM is to sow the seeds of mistrust and tear different groups apart. Instead of harmony, they promote acrimony. Forget the great American melting pot; NOM simply stirs the pot of bitterness and division.

Some Questions For NOM's Brian Brown

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Solmonese

With this week's court-ordered release of previously classified NOM strategy documents, there are way more questions than answers. I know that you're one to keep your cards pretty close to the vest, but I'd like to pose a few queries nonetheless.

NOM's Divisive Racial Politics And The LGBT Movement's Need For A Racial Justice Agenda

Jessie Daniels, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Jessie Daniels, Ph.D.

We're right to get outraged over NOM's racial strategy to divide "gays and blacks," but this division is one we have to take a serious look at within the LGBT movement, which currently lacks a racial justice agenda.

NOM's Real Values

Peter Montgomery | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter Montgomery

Those who have been on the receiving end of these dishonorable and untruthful campaigns won't be surprised by much of what's in the NOM documents. But the brazenness of the language around racial wedge politics should make it easier to expose the group's Machiavellian heart.

NOM's Long-Term Strategy Revealed In Memos: 'Drive A Wedge Between Blacks And Gays'

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

In their quest to deny legal recognition to the long-term, loving relationships of same-sex couples, NOM goes disturbingly far off into the fringe. The most horrific document shows that they aimed at the heart of coalition building between the LGBT community and racial minorities.

Secret NOM Documents Reveal Race-Baiting Strategy

John Becker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The newly released documents reveal a remarkably cynical, shrewd, callous organization that is willing to say and do whatever it takes in order to prevent loving, committed same-sex couples from winning the freedom to marry.