Advocating against same sex marriage apparently also means cheating when it comes to the National Organization For Marriage (NOM).
According to Laguna Beach resident Fred Karger, NOM failed to make public its mandatory financial disclosure report on April 15 and then, after getting an extension, on Nov. 15.
Karger, a senior campaign aide for presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford who ran himself for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2012 and now directs the pro-gay marriage Equal Means Equal, says that NOM has a history of ignoring mandatory federal disclosure laws.
“We need to hold NOM, its officers and its Board of Directors accountable and they need to obey IRS laws for a change,” Karger said in a press statement. “They are always late in filing their tax returns and in some years have not filed until forced to do so by tax officials.”
NOM's big boss is Orange County's John Eastman, a former Chapman University law professor and ultra-conservative policy advocate who got trounced in the 2010 primary race for the Republican nomination for California Attorney General.
Eastman–who claims that gay marriage will end civilization and humanity because same sex couples can't reproduce–has threatened legal action against Karger if he continues to demand access to NOM's records.
And Karger wants Eastman, who was a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, thrown in jail for contempt of court after the group has ignored rulings by a federal judge.
“I have repeatedly called for a congressional or U.S. Senate investigation of this shady organization established by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic Church back in 2007 to qualify and pass Proposition 8, which ended gay marriage in California,” said Karger.
One reason NOM hides its records is to block pro-gay marriage advocate from discovering the group's donor identities.
Karger has organized multiple boycotts of businesses, including several in Southern California.
Long established federal law requires organizations like NOM to make certain financial information publicly available.