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NHDP - Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote 

In Case You Missed It: Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote

By Jason Kolnos and Anne Brennan 
Posted Oct. 11, 2014 @ 2:01 pm 

Editor’s note: This article was published by Seacoast Media Group’s sister newspaper, The Cape Cod Times, on Friday, Oct. 11.

State Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said this week that then-state Sen. Scott Brown called him unelectable after Ross voted to keep a proposed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment off the ballot, according to The Sun Chronicle newspaper.

Ross told The Sun Chronicle editorial board on Thursday that Brown said “you’re through” in a telephone call shortly after the June 2007 vote. Brown voted in favor of putting the proposal on the ballot.


The action preserved gay marriage rights in the only state where it was legal at the time. At the time, Ross was a state representative.


The Human Rights Campaign, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, condemned Brown in a statement Friday.

“Scott Brown’s despicable threat against a fellow Massachusetts Republican may become a reality for his own political career,” said Marty Rouse, HRC’s national field director, according to the statement. “When he loses in November to New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he’ll have lost in two different states, two elections in a row, to two different women. The people of New Hampshire will be telling Scott Brown, ‘you’re through.’”

Rights Equal Rights - Charges Against NOM Filed With California Ethics Office 

Rights Equal RightsRights Equal Rights, today filed a 35 page sworn complaint against Brian Brown and his NOM with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), the state’s campaign ethics enforcement agency.
“The known hate group, NOM came into California once again to go after the LGBT community.  NOM sponsored and led the attempted repeal of the landmark “School Success & Opportunity Act,” AB 1266. The law passed last year by the legislature and signed by the governor, allows transgender students access to the appropriate facilities in our schools,” said Karger.
The NOM Shady Seven
State law requires that the seven individuals and organizations listed below each file a Major Donor Report with the California Secretary of State’s office.  These reports were due by January 31, 2014, because these donors contributed $10,000 or more to NOM’s “Privacy for all Students – Repeal AB 1266” referendum qualification.  None filed a Major Donor report with the California Secretary of State.
Sean Fieler - New Jersey’s Sean Fieler gave Privacy for all Students (PFAS) at least $200,000. Fieler contributed $80,000 to PFAS on 9/25/14, $70,000 on 10/7/14 - $50,000 on 11/1/14 for a total of $200,000. Fieler did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials. 

NOM’s #1 Backer, Sean Fieler
Peterson Holding Company – gave $10,000 to PFAS on 11/10/13. Peterson Holding Company did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials. 

Thomas Bengard -- this investor from San Clemente, California gave $10,000 to PFAS on 10/18/13.  Bengard did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials

Andrew & Rebecca Hagelin – these Placida, Florida residents gave $25,000 to PFAS on 10/24/13.  The Hagelins did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials.

Calvary Chapel of Chino Hills -- this California church gave $10,000 to PFAS on 9/26/13 & $10,000 more on 10/25/13 for a total of $20,000.  Calvary Chapel of Chino Hills did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials.

Pacific Justice Institute – this Sacramento, California based anti-LGBT designated hate group gave $10,000 to PFAS on 9/23/14.  Pacific Justice Institute did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials. 

Larry Smith – of Newport Beach, California and President of MHI Real Estate gave $10,000 to PFAS on 10/7/13. Smith did not file a Major Donor Report with California election officials 
Consultant Frank Schubert in Hot Water Again?
"NOM longtime political director, Sacramento based Frank Schubert should know better.  In our 35 page complaint, we show exactly how NOM appears to have avoided reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars raised and spent by “Privacy for all Students – Stop AB 1266,” the campaign committee it ran (I.D. # 1359959).  As NOM's lead consultant, Frank Schubert should not only know California election laws, but should obey them.” said Karger.
NOM’s Political Director, Frank Schubert
Karger filed his first complaint against NOM in California back in 2012 for not reporting $345,000 it received to qualify and pass Proposition 8 (including $10,000 from Mitt Romney).  The FPPC launched an immediate investigation, but soon thereafter, NOM threatened to sue the 40 year old ethics office asking them to destroy the complaint and the evidence.  NOM later

had me subpoenaed in its federal lawsuit against the IRS as revenge.
“NOM head Brian Brown and his operation are ruthtless.  They’re under investigation all over the country, and now it looks like we’ve caught them red-handed once again,” added Karger.   

NOM Guilty in Maine and Under Investigation All Over
NOM was recently fined a whopping $50,500 in the state of
Maine for money laundering in that state’s 2009 election to repeal Maine’s’ same-sex marriage law.  NOM fought that sworn complaint, also filed by Karger, all the way to both the Maine and United States Supreme Courts. NOM lost both state and federal lawsuits in its attempt to keep its donors secret in absolute violation of that state’s election law.
NOM is under investigation by the
Hawaii Ethics Commission for not reporting its lobbying activities and money spent last year while it tried to stop marriage equality from passing in the Aloha State.
NOM is currently under an over one year investigation by the
Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board for alleged money laundering during its participation in two recent Iowa State Supreme Court judicial retention elections. 
And NOM along with former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Iowa’s Bob VanderPlaats of the Family Leader are all under a
Federal Election Commission investigation on charges of laundering nearly $1 million to help Santorum’s presidential campaign in the 2012 Iowa Caucus.
Because of NOM’s long history of intimation, threats and law breaking, we are sending copies of our sworn FPPC complaint to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully and incoming Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert (sister of NOM’s Frank Schubert).

Heritage - They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy: Government's 'Discrimination' Fine Brings Baker to Tears

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September 30, 2014

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They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy

Government's "discrimination" fine over lesbians' wedding cake brings Oregon baker to tears.

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Stop Letting Police Seize Property From Innocent People

Daily Policy Focus: Did you know there are hundreds of crimes where your property is subject to seizure?

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China’s Communists See Red When Hong Kong Demands Democracy

China's overreaction to legitimate demands for democracy in Hong Kong leaves no doubt how the Communist Party sees its future.

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Heritage - Sharyl Attkisson Reports on the Controversies Eric Holder Leaves Behind

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September 26, 2014

Morning Bell

Sharyl Attkisson: Eric Holder's 9 Most Notable Controversies

The unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder follows a series of court rulings against his Department of Justice and numerous controversies, ranging from Operation Fast and Furious to the IRS's targeting of tea party groups.

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Farmers to Lesbian Couple: 'We're Not Hateful People'

Cynthia and Robert Gifford were found guilty of discrimination and fined $13,000 for not hosting a same-sex wedding on their family farm.

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Lame Duck: A Slush Fund for Special Interests and Cronyism

Post-election sessions have a long history of being used to reward politically connected entities.

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Rights Equal Rights - New Mormon Secret Documents Released - Public's Help Sought 

Rights Equal Rights Web Site Launched

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Frontiers Magazine today released a brand new batch of secret documents from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) detailing just how the Mormon Church planned to pass gay marriage bans across the United States.

The newly uncovered documents are from the late 1990's and show exactly how top Mormon Church leaders wrote and then implemented their strategy to qualify and pass California's Proposition 22 in 2000. Prop 22 banned gay marriage in the nation's largest state and was one of the first bans to face voters. Karen Ocamb, News Editor at Frontiers, who broke the story today, reports that the California initiative served as the church's template to pass identical bans in 30 more states.

"When I read these documents I couldn't believe my eyes," said Fred Karger who turned over the up 'til now secret documents. "It's amazing that the Mormon Church using all its tax deductible dollars operates like a major political machine."
Should the Mormon Church be Taxed?

This latest revelation has prompted our organization Rights Equal Rights to consider filing a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service regarding the Mormon Church's tax status. Karger first announced this possibility on the television show Gay USA in August.

"Since we uncovered the Mormon Church's vast role in qualifying and passing California's Proposition 8 six years ago, many people have asked us to look into the Mormon Church and all its political activities and business holdings.  Since the Mormon Church has an estimated $1 trillion in business investments around the world, and is so heavily involved in politics, we are beginning that process.
Help Us Determine if We Should File a Complaint With the IRS

The IRS has very strict rules on exactly how much time and money a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization like the Mormon Church may spend on political activity," said Karger. "So today we've set up a web site, established a tip line and a special email address to get help from anyone who might be able to shed light on just how the Mormon Church operates in politics and business."

Check out our web site:
Email us with any tips:
Give us a call on our tip line:  385-236-3131

If these tips combined with our own extensive research reveal that the Mormon Church may have crossed the IRS threshold for a tax exempt organization, we will likely file a form #13909 with the IRS and ask them to investigate.

The Mormon Church continues its nearly 20 battle against loving same-sex couples in this country who just want to get married. Earlier this month the Mormon Church filed an amicus brief asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn Utah's recently enacted gay marriage law.
Mormon Leaders to Their Gay Members - "It's a Sin"

The Utah based Mormon Church does not allow any LGBT members unless they are celibate for life. It also continues to punish, bully and ostracize anyone in the church who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

According to a study by San Francisco State University, the state of Utah has 8 times the attempted teen suicide rate of any other state, yes 8 times as many young people try to kill themselves in Utah because they are taught by the Mormon Church that they are evil.

"So until the Mormon Church embraces its LGBT members and stops funding and working to pass laws to take our rights away, we will continue to lift the veil on all they do," concluded Karger.

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Please support Rights Equal Rights so that we may continue to fight against the Mormon Church and NOM. 100% of your contribution goes to taking on these opponents of equality.  Thank you!!!