Politico: NOM Calls for Hearing After IRS Flap


Our press release today on the growing IRS scandal and its connection to what happened to our private tax return is gaining attention -- including on capitol hill and Politico:

The National Organization for Marriage hopes revelations about the IRS unfairly targeting conservative groups can revitalize an investigation into who leaked its donor information last year.

“This is what happens in the Soviet Union,” NOM President Brian Brown told POLITICO on Monday. “This is not what happens in the United States of America.”

In April 2012, the Huffington Post and the Human Rights Campaign posted documents showing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney donated $10,000 to NOM in 2008. The anti-gay marriage group immediately cried foul and called for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration — the same investigators who are set to release a report on the IRS targeting later this week — to investigate, accusing IRS employees of leaking the documents.

... Brown said the group wants a congressional hearing to look into the document release, since the group’s attempts to use the Freedom of Information Act to stay updated on the case have been unsuccessful.

“Without a congressional hearing and Congress’ subpoena power, where are we?” Brown asked. “All we’re getting is what [the IRS] wants to say.”


  1. Zack
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    John Eastman appeared in a Prager University Lecture. He's a little dry, but definitely the video is informative:

  2. Richard
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    It is pandemonium, sheer exultation and absolute joy in the Minnesota Rotunda as thousands cheer the Senate's 37-30 vote to make Minnesota the 12th state to celebrate gay marriage. Tick, tick, tick

  3. Posted May 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Minnesota!! Woooooot! #12

  4. Richard
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see the large banner, Catholics for Equality, on full display in the Rotunda. The Senators are now coming out of chamber to huge applause. First up to speak introduces today's heroes.

  5. Robert
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Congrats, Minnesota! Who's next, while NOM is busy being distracted by the ginned up IRS controversy??

  6. Posted May 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Biased inadvertent spelling mistake. It is not "anti-gay marriage group ". It is anti gay-marriage group. Plus, i keep having to repeat myself:

    There is, and there's never been any legislation or even bills against or for gay-marriage.

    When 'gays' and 'lesbians' (that's what they call themselves) have 'the guts' to engender a child, we can reconsider 🙂

  7. Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Actually Little Man, I call myself "Seth."

  8. Richard
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    "There is and there's never been any legislation or even bills against or for gay-marriage." Okay, Little Man. Do clarify please. And your last statement, "When 'gays' and 'lesbians' (that's what they call themselves) have the 'guts' to engender a child we can reconsider"...again, help us. What is your point and to what ends will you reconsider?

  9. Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Richard seems to have some ticks. Now Minnesota can vote to change the law. Same process other States go through. Go! Minnesota.

  10. Richard
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    "Now Minnesota can vote to change the law." Was that your point in the earlier post? Just asking.

  11. Robert
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    If NOM thinks the IRS released its tax forms, why not sue them?

  12. FemEagle
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    The IRS Scandal and the screw-up over Benghazi are two more holes in the Chosen One's leaky ship. He's going down. He's been exposed for the lying scoundrel he is. You think the IRS started targeting conservative groups on its own initiative? Obama's toast. And his backing for gay "marriage" looks even worse. Mr. Humanitarian, right. More like "I'll stoop to anything for a vote, from supporting perverts to sic-ing the IRS on political opponents." What a churl.

  13. Randy E King
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Bush Sr. used the IRS against Ross Perot. Perot sued and won...

  14. Richard
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Love the diversion FemEagle and Randy. Yup, the IRA and Benghazi are two hotbeds of "gay identity politics". You two just can't hate enough can you.

  15. peter
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Feeling randy femEagle? Not gay.

  16. Randy E King
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink


    You must be feeling up some other bloke named Randy because I was out with someone else.

  17. Randy E King
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink


    Hating what God hates is not only acceptable it also happens to be divine.

    Abomination: extreme disgust and hatred

  18. Robert
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    It's weird how the religio-homophobes hate gays but love fornicators and adulterers, even though God detests sex outside of marriage, and adultery. I wonder how one explains to God why one hates gay people but likes fornicators and adulterers!

  19. Randy E King
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink


    Where did you ever get that idea? Is there some special license of public acceptance for the depravities you reference...?

    Well at least you are willing to acknowledge that same-gender intercourse is as nasty and wicked as fornication and adultery.

    But Christians know it to be far worst.

  20. Ash
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    It's obvious that the crime against NOM should be investigated along with the targeting of the conservative groups. It just makes perfect sense for Congress to investigate both.

  21. Posted May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Actually, Seth: You can call yourself whatever you want, here. What people call themselves is an irrelevant matter regarding fake same-sex marriage.

    When you get married, the State looks at your birth certificate and then calls you a 'man' or a 'woman', accordingly. That is verifiable. Your self-given name is not. Therefore, I seth this down in writing. How do you like my English accent? 🙂

  22. Posted May 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Richard is the hater. He agrees with the IRS leaking NOM's donor list. He is willing to 'look away' and just let it happen.

    But haters are allowed on this comment threads. They can't do much damage. Hate, which rhymes with fate, will get back to them, in the fatal end.

  23. Richard
    Posted May 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Little Man of little intelligence. How did you ever manage to find a thread of relevance between the IRS and Maine's campaign disclosure laws? And, as far as Maine's campaign disclosure laws, I will certainly not look away but, before me, the State Supreme Court and Federal Court chose to act first. SCOTUS chose not to take up an appeal by NOM.

  24. Ken
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    I'm glad that NOM is calling for hearings and I hope they get them, because the hearings will take time, resources, and people away from fighting same-sex marriage.

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