Apparently the National Organization for Marriage is not content with disseminating anti-gay vitriol in America and now plans to expand its efforts to fan the flames of anti-gay animus oversees, including in France which is on the verge of finalizing gay marriage and gay adoption laws. Blogger friend Jeremy Hooper at NOM Exposed has details and as is always the case with NOM, it's an ugly picture. The new information also further underscores the ties between NOM and the Roman Catholic Church which might well be the source of the money that NOM seeks to keep hidden from public scrutiny. Here are some details:
We know that NOM president Brian Brown spent some time in Paris and that one of NOM's social media guys is responsbile for a website rallying opposition against the French marriage bill. But as it turns out (and as many of us supsected), NOM's connections to the French marriage debate run even deeper. Let's examine.
Over the weekend, I got an email from a French activist working closely with the pro-equality side. He said this:
We knew that our french opponents went to the US during winter 2012, but we had no formal clue of the benefits they got from their trip.
But we now know that they use technology from OpusFidelis in direct marketing, quite common for you in the US I suppose (mass postcards mailings), but new here.
And although the opponents here say they are non-political and non-religious, we know for sure, and have proofs, that the Catholic Church has organized everything and is behind the fight.
Just in case you needed the confirmation.As regular NOM Exposed readers surely know, Opus Fidelis is the Catholic social media firm that handles all of NOM's digital production.
NOM is the deeply Catholic OpusFidelis' star client. That is if you don't count the Vatican itself, which is another one of Opus' clients. So based on this email, I started digging around a little more to confirm the connections to which my French pal alluded. What I found is pretty darn insightful.
But even more interesting than NOM's obvious connection to this one fight is the line at the bottom of this e-blast which notes that this French version of NOM is actually "a charter member of the International Organization for Marriage." This is news! This seems to be an announcement of a larger umbrella organization that NOM has not yet unveiled—one that will try to export NOM's American divisiveness to whatever nation might have them. France seems to be a step in a sweeping plan.
The thing is, none of us should be surprised to see NOM making this global move. After all, in those same strategy documents that we revealed right here on NOM Exposed one year ago (the ones where NOM told of plans to "drive a wedge between blacks and gays"), NOM made clear its intent to start an international arm:
We know NOM has moved forward with all of the other plans in those strategy documents (including the "drive a wedge" one); this is just a continuation of the international plan, with France being the first chess move in a larger, planetary onslaught on behalf of inequality. Because it's NOM's Earth, apparently—we just get discriminated within it.
NOM is an ugly organization. I truly hope that soon it is forced by the courts to disclose the seemingly endless source of large donations from a handful of donors. Should it turn out that the Catholic Church is the principal source of funds it will certainly demonstrate that nothing is changing under Pope Francis in terms of the Church's anti-gay jihad.