The National Organization for Marriage Won’t Release Its Financials. But It’s Demanding Them From Others?

The National Organization for Marriage, which has been deliberately hiding its financial records (which it’s required to release under federal tax code), is now demanding via subpoena the financial information from Californians Against Hate’s Fred Karger (along with all written and email correspondence tied to his various causes and boycotts). This is funny, because Karger, 59, really is a one-man show, and defines grassroots activism. NOM, meanwhile, is a front group for the Mormon Church, and is funded by right-wing bigots, and the lawsuit it filed (which calls Karger as a witness) is an attempt to clamp down on transparency in politics, in a move to keep private the names of anti-gay financial donors.