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HATE PAYS! – NOM’s IRS 990 Form Shows Brian Brown Was Paid More Than $500.000.00 In 2011

Brian Brown

According to the National Organization for Marriage’s 2011 – 99o Forms from the IRS Brian Brown was paid over a HALF A  MILLION DOLLARS  and Maggie Gallagher recieved over $250,000.00 in total compensation in 2011.

Hate is seems is a very big business.

Brown “claims” he was paid $230,000 by NOM’s political operation where he claimed to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, and another whopping $230,000 from NOM’s Educational Fund where he claimed to work another 40 hours per week.

They must have paid them by the pound of anti-gay lies and bullshit that they spewed.

NOM HATE PAYS

See the entire 990 Form here

IRS Being Sued For Not Enforcing Electioneering Restrictions On Religious Organizations

A  Madison, Wisconsin based group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed suit against the Internal Revenue Service for failing to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.

Filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the lawsuit charges that Douglas Shulman, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, “has violated, continues to violate and will continue to violate in the future, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States by failing to enforce the electioneering restrictions of 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code against churches and religious organizations.” which prohibits nonprofit organizations and organizations that are exempt from federal income taxes from being involved in political campaigns.

The lawsuit cites “open and notorious violations” of these electioneering restrictions by churches since 2008, including “blatantly partisan full-page ads” using as evidence the  Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that ran in papers throughout the country leading up to the Nov. 6 election where Graham urges people to vote “for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.”

The lawsuit also charges that the IRS’s failure to enforce these electioneering laws violates the equal protection rights of other nonprofits barred from engaging in political activity.

In a news release, the Freedom from Religion Foundation refers to a Bloomberg BNA story in which Russell Renwicks, an employee with the IRS’s Tax-Exempt and Government Entities division, was quoted as saying the agency had suspended doing tax audits of churches. The release notes an IRS spokesman later claimed that Renwicks “misspoke,” but adds that there “appears to be no evidence of IRS inquiries or action in the past three years.”

FRC Hate Group President Tony Perkins Challanges The IRS To Withdraw Their Non-Profit Status

Family Research Council President and alleged white supremacist Tony Perkins had some choice words for the Internal Revenue Service in a recent press release where he basically dared the IRS to take away his hate groups 501c non-profit status.  (Which by all rights they shouldn’t have anyway.)

“Some Americans could use a sermon on politics — and yesterday, they got one! More than 1,400 pastors joined Pulpit Freedom Sunday, challenging the IRS’s rules on what churches can and can’t say about elections. The project, part of Alliance Defending Freedom’s outreach, was first introduced to FRC’s pastors network in 2008. Since then, the number of churches involved has absolutely exploded, making yesterday’s event the most successful yet. ADF launched the initiative in hopes of challenging a 1954 tax code called the Johnson Amendment, which bans tax-exempt organizations from making political endorsements. ‘The purpose is to make sure that the pastor and not the IRS decides what is said from the pulpit,’ said ADF’s Erik Stanley. If the IRS does take action on the thousands of recorded sermons that will be flooding its offices from yesterday, one thing’s for sure. ADF will be ready!” – Tony Perkins

Its well past time for the IRS to send out tax notices to Tony Perkins and the FRC and alos  to those 1399 other churches whose pastors are defiantly breaking the law, and preaching political directives to their sheeple.

Thanks for bring this to light Tony.  I will make sure to forward this to the proper authorities.

National Organization For Marriage DEMANDS The HRC Be Investigated For Stealing Their Tax Returns

Brian Brown the president of the National Organization for Marriage  is demanding a full  federal investigation of the Human Rights Campaign claiming that they “stole”  the race baiting hate group’s 2008 tax return in which the names and addresses of donors which are normally redacted from publicly released tax documents were still intact.

“Last week the publication posted a copy of NOM’s federal tax return for 2008 (Form 990—Schedule B) listing its major donors, which is a confidential document filed only with the IRS. The tax return listed the names and addresses of dozens of NOM’s major donors in 2008. All of this information is submitted to the IRS on a confidential basis and is not available for lawful public disclosure.

It appears that someone with either the IRS or the HRC may have committed a federal crime by illegally obtaining and then releasing a confidential tax return of the National Organization for Marriage,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “It’s clear that the tax return was stolen, either from NOM or from the government. The Huffington Post article says that HRC claimed they received the document from a ‘whistleblower.’ But the term ‘whistleblower’ is completely inapt. We’re talking about a criminal who has stolen confidential tax return information. We demand to know who this criminal is, whether they work for the HRC or the IRS, and how they obtained confidential tax information filed only with the US government.”

Actually I wouldn’t put it past Brown and NOM  as being the one to release the tax documents in n attempt to take the heat off of NOM about the Race Baiting documents.

Deflection after the fact by using the “victim card” is NOM’s modus operandi after all.

NOM’s 2010 IRS 990 Forms Full Of Discrepancies – Suggests Tax Fraud

The American Independent has gotten a hold of the 990 Forms of the  National Organization for Marriages 2010 disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service, Per NOM’s numbers,and has discovered not only discrepancies but also just two individuals contributed more than $6 million to the organization’s political arm – accounting for about two-thirds of NOM’s 2010 revenue, while single donations below $5,000 covered only 8 percent of reported revenue.

NOM has fought tooth and nail to avoid disclosing the names of donors specifically and its financial records.  And now a  closer look into the organization’s federally mandated financial disclosures reveal other discrepancies

Maggie Gallagher sent The American Independent an email in response to a question for a story about NOM’s fundraising. “NOM raised and spent $13 million last year,”  But according to  NOM’s reported to the IRS for 2010, the organization says it raised $9.6 million and spent about $10.7 million with almost half of that going to  advertising and promotion ($3 million); employees’ wages, benefits, and taxes ($1.2 million); and on grants and assistance to other organizations ($600,000). And bizarrely $4 million, or 38 percent of NOM’s expenditures in fiscal year 2010 – was classified on its federal tax form as “other.”

The biggest dicrepency (ie. lie) on thier 990’s might well be that NOM claims that it spent only ($313,746) on “legal  and  ($206,509) “political expenditures” when in 2010 the organization participated in several lawsuits and state-based political campaigns. The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) shows that in 2010, NOM was involved in at least six different federal lawsuits. NOM has also set up political action committees in various states throughout the country. Last month TAI reported that NOM was one of the top political spenders in Iowa’s 2010 election cycle, making more than $721,000.

And this is just the tip of the possible tax fraud.  The Washington Independent has the full story here.

The Internal Revenue Service must look into NOM’s financial records, the possibility of tax fraud, and the abuse of its tax-exempt nonprofit status and we can help make that happen.

The IRS has a page for how to report tax fraud HERE.  If you find yourself with a few minutes please download, fill out and mail the corresponding form.  The more complaints that the IRS recieves against NOM the better the possibility that they will investigate them for tax fraud.