The National Organization for Marriage and its umbrella organization The Ruth Institute has been busted once again one of their lies yet after they claimed that the NFL football team the Chicago Bears support their anti-gay mission and have donated them items of memorabilia.
From the Chicago Tribune:
The Chicago Bears and former linebacker Brian Urlacher denied any involvement Wednesday with the Ruth Institute — an affiliate of the National Organization For Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage — after an online promotion for the institute stated a clear involvement of the team. In an advertisement for its June gala at an upcoming conference, the California-based group stated, “For now, you should know that we have two fabulous raffle items from the Chicago Bears Organization (and a huge THANK YOU to the Bears for supporting our message).” Below the statement are images of an autographed Urlacher jersey and an autographed black-and-white photo of deceased Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton. “I sign a lot of stuff for charity and I don’t always know where it goes,” Urlacher told the Tribune. “If I would have known it was for this cause, I wouldn’t have done it.”
The Bears home office has released an official statement setting the record straight:
“The two items featured in The Ruth Institute gala invitation were personal donations to (President) Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse (pictured above). Neither was a club donation, nor do they represent the team’s view on any social issues. Any remarks stating otherwise are false.”
Morse initially declined comment. But later the website dropped all references to the Chicago Bears at the team’s request, and Morse issued a statement: “The Ruth Institute is not working with the Chicago Bears organization or any of its players past or present to promote our upcoming auction. The memorabilia we are auctioning off was acquired by me personally, not through the team or players. We understand that the Chicago Bears organization takes no position on social issues, and we regret any confusion we may have caused on this point.”
Curses, foiled again Witchie Poo!
But then again NOM you have to lie. I mean a signed Adam Corolla or Victoria Jackson item doesn’t really carry much clout now, does it.