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Leading bigot group the National Organization for Marriage has been having a tough time of it lately, what with all the losing its anti-marriage equality campaigns and the poll numbers showing that more losses are on the way no matter what the Supreme Court does. Now the group has added to its troubles with a downright pathetic lie about having support from an NFL team. Promoting an upcoming conference, NOM claimed:
For now, you should know that we have two fabulous raffle items from the Chicago Bears Organization (and a huge THANK YOU to the Bears for supporting our message).
That, however, is a lie. The Bears completely disavowed the claim in a statement:
The two items featured in The Ruth Institute gala invitation were personal donations to Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse.  Neither was a club donation, nor do they represent the team’s view on any social issues.  Any remarks stating otherwise are false.
Additionally, the former player who had autographed one of the items said that "if I would have known it was for this cause, I wouldn’t have done it."

So if you're attending NOM's upcoming hate conference, you have the chance to win exciting memorabilia of a team and player that want to have nothing to with the group conducting the raffle. Lucky you! Isn't it cool to be a bigot?

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:17 AM PDT.

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