Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released documents from National Organization for Marriage (NOM) resulting from the Maine effort to ensure NOM was not an outside the state agency attempting to influence the State's elections. These court documents show that NOM was intent in creating racial animus between the LGBT community and Black and Hispanic communities, as if those communities were exclusive to each other.
The documents still to not answer the most pressing question brought before the court, Who are the funding sources for NOM?
Today HRC got a hold of internal NOM documents that shed light on the anti-LGBT movement’s overall strategy. These documents were just unsealed in Maine mid-afternoon. The docs are part of the ongoing investigation by the State of Maine into the campaign finance activities of NOM in that state. Much more to come but some high (low) lights from PDF page 13 of the “confidential” 2008-09 report to the NOM Board of Directors:
“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage, develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”
Not a Civil Right ProjectHmm it looks like the NOM document just got the church in hot water for pushing against Gay Marriage. They are supposed to avoid partisanship to keep their tax breaks right?
The majority of African-Americans, like the majority of Americans, oppose gay marriage, but Democratic power bosses are increasingly inclined to privileged the concerns of gay (sic) rights groups over the values of African-Americans. A strategic goal of this projectis to amplify the voice and power of black (sic) Americans within the Democratic Party. We aim to find, equip, energize and connect African-American spokespeople for marriage; to develop a media campaign around their objections to gay (sic) marriage as a civil right. No politician wants to take up and push an issue that splits the base of the party.
page 20 Doc 128a