The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

Exclusive: Rep. Bachmann using NOM’s mailing lists for re-election campaign

September 25, 2012, by Jeremy Hooper, Guest Contributor

I have a dedicated account where I get nothing but NOM/NOM's Ruth Institute emails.  But for a few months now, I've noticed that a random email from a certain member of Congress will pop into that mix.  I wondered why.

Today I get my answer.  At the bottom of the e-blasts from one Rep. Michele Bachmann, you will notice an "unsubscribe/update subscription preferences" link:

Email from Rep. Bachmann

And what happens if one hits that link, as I did today?  Well, one is taken to this site, which is hosted on the subdomain:

NOM subscription management online platform

And oddly, there's not even an option to actually unsubscribe from the Bachmann campaign emails specifically, since the person who recieved the mail didn't subscribe to the messages (which are mostly fundraising pitches) in the first place.  NOM's own emails are the only choices.  The Bachmann campaign seems to have outsourced communiqué to their pals at NOM, with NOM working overtime to re-elect an extremely far-right politician who once described homosexuality as "part of Satan I think."

Good for Minnesotans to know.  Good for NOM's more moderate-minded supporters to know.  Although probably not as good for NOM, the organization that is currently working to convince four states of its supposedly non-partisan, non-fringem non-anti-LGBT cause.