Maggie Gallagher

‘I’d be happy to work with Mormons, but NOM was not started at the suggestion of Salt Lake’

SOUNDBITES — “I would not shy away from telling you if a group of Catholics and a group of Mormons founded NOM. It’s not true. I founded NOM. I’d be happy to work with Mormons, but NOM was not started at the suggestion of Salt Lake. But I’d be OK with it if it was true.” —National Organization for Marriage president Maggie Gallagher, responding to accusations NOM is a front for the Mormon Church, which is being investigated by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for not reporting millions worth of nonmonetary contributions in the Yes On 8 effort [LoHud]

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  • Cam

    This is the same as when the church tried to say they had never had any kind of plan against gay marriage and had never made an agreement to work with the Catholic church etc… Oooops, and then that Church memo from a decade or so ago went public. Looks like that wasn’t the only thing they are lying about.

  • Dick Mills

    This is a question of whether the LDS ponied up the money to fund NOM, not a question of who founded NOM. And, the fact that Magaglagher won’t respond to the legally required disclosure of campaign funding requests makes it pretty self evident that she is hiding the truth. That plus the fact that she only offers twisted lies that distract and dissemble only serves to further prove the point. Karger has requested their 990’s several times, and even though NOM stands to be fined up to $10,000 for not providing the required disclosures, they still haven’t.

    Maybe we should all file requests for her 990’s! If she gets hit with several hundred fines for $10k, then maybe it will simply become too expensive not to release the federally required disclosures.

  • Buffy

    Since when has Naggie Gallagher ever told the truth?

  • Bitch Republic

    Please! Everyone knows Matthew Holland, son of Mormon “apostle” Jeffrey R. Holland, recruited his former professor from Princeton to help the church establish NOM… and for his efforts, Matthew Holland was rewarded with the job of president of Utah Valley University, despite having ZERO academic administrative experience. And then after being appointed president of UVU, Matthew Holland resigned from the board of directors of NOM, replaced by another prominent Mormon homophobe Orson Scott Card.

  • galefan2004

    Karma truly is a bitch. Things always have a way of coming out. I’m atheist, and I still believe in these fundamental truths, because for some reason or another, this is the way that the universe seems to work.

  • Joanaroo

    I agree galefan 2004, and it makes you wonder how churches and church-run groups can get away with claiming tax-exempt status. Nice of Dubya to give Maggie H.H.S. taxpayer money too so she could write her B.S.

  • galefan2004

    @Joanaroo: I’ve given up trying to justify why churches so selectively follow the Bible. I’ve also moved on from Bush.

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