The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

Q. How does NOM celebrate ‘12?  A. By pretending it’s ‘07

December 18, 2012, by Jeremy Hooper, Guest Contributor

When one gives cash to NOM's year-end fundraiser, one recieves this thank you message with a special gift attached:

NOM fundraising graphic
SOURCE: NOM "Thank You" landing page


Only thing?  That mp3 interview (download link here) is a full five years old!  It comes from Focus on the Family radio, of which James Dobson is no longer even affiliated.  It also features Chuck Colson, who passed away earlier this year.  The whole thing speaks to a time when Massachusetts was the only state in the nation with marriage equality.  There are references to the Bush administration and its appointees.  There are fearful predictions about that future time known as 2009.  And so on and so forth.  I had to pause the clip and make sure I was actually listening to it on my iPad, since the whole thing made me believe that technology hadn't been invented yet!

But then again, I really can't blame then in a way.  After the abysmal year the organization just lived through, all involved would surely like to give NOM staff and supporters a time machine.  Guess this is the next best thing.