Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cindy Golding for Iowa Senate mailer organization caught sending faked mailers in New Hampshire

The organization, the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-gay group, has been sending thousands of mailers supporting Cindy Golding, who has pledged to advance a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in Iowa. (But she won't tell you about that on her web site.)
Update: For a Republican, AKSARBENT likes Cindy Golding, who is definitely not a yes-woman to her party's Neanderthal establishment. But in September, she told iowapolitics.com,
...that Iowans deserve to have a vote on the issue, but declined to shed light on her personal beliefs about same-sex marriage.
     "I have friends who are in gay relationships, and friends who abhor gay relationships,” Golding said, proposing that Iowans should make their own “cultural” decisions.
AKSARBENT takes that as a yes to supporting the advancement of the constitutional amendment that would make all Iowa gay couples strangers to the law; therefore we would encourage every gay Iowan to vote for Cindy Golding's opponent, Liz Mathis, and to work hard for Golding's defeat.

NOM, which is teaming up to elect Golding with Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowa Family Leader, has lost campaign disclosure court fights to hide the identities of its supporters in Rhode Island, Maine, Washington State. and now says it will defy the law in Minnesota, too.

Fake NOM photo showing nonexistant crowd...
Recently, NOM was caught sending fake anti-gay mailers in New Hampshire. The mailers show thousands of supporters at a NOM rally — but the "supporters" were PhotoShopped from an Obama rally in Ohio.

...digitally stolen from an Obama rally in Ohio
NOM, an astroturf organization organized by Mormon church officials and now heavily funded by Catholic organizations like the Knights of Columbus, draws pathetically small groups of people to its bus tour whistle stops, like the one pictured below last summer.

Even when NOM (you can see its interlocking rings logo painted on the bus) joins with two other organizations, as it did on this Iowa tour, it still can't attract more than a handful of followers — in the real, non-PhotoShopped world.

Here is Maggie Gallagher, former head of NOM, being ridiculed for her mean-spiritedness.

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