NOM Posts Another Fake Photo

NOM’s shameless history of using fake photos continued yesterday when they posted the above image of a January 23rd gay rights rally in Milan, claiming that it’s from a recent anti-gay “Family Day” event in Rome. Hundreds of NOM’s supporters have happily shared the photo on Facebook, apparently willing to overlook the many rainbow flags clearly visible. Not to mention that the Rome rally crowd was estimated to be only one-quarter the size of NOM’s claimed two million. As we’ve known for many years, there really is nothing that Brian Brown won’t lie about, no matter how petty. You can view the original Associated Press photo here. (Tipped by JMG reader Robert)

  • They probably did this one on purpose in order to get more publicity when it’s exposed. They’re desperate now.

    • Michael Rush

      That’s how it’s gotten , negative attention is still attention.
      No shame .
      Mat Staver got filthy rich representing Kim Davis ( poorly ) ‘
      Next up he’s representing one of the Planned Parenthood fraudsters
      ( Susan or Sandra Merrit )
      I can’t believe these people will show their faces in public .

  • KnownDonorDad

    NOM supporters live in a world where President-elect Cruz/Rubio will undo Obergefell with a veto pen. How can you expect them to discern truth from fiction?

  • CanuckDon

    The good news is that NOM must not be able to afford their graphic artist who would have photoshopped out the rainbow flags.

    • Paige Turner

      They are getting lazy and sloppy.

      • pj


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      • Frostbite

        They don’t really care, do you think their supporters are even smart enough to notice?

        • clay

          They’re “reclaiming” “God’s” rainbow!

          • Macbill

            It’s a promise to Noah, not a promise to the gheyz.

          • clay

            conveniently forgetting Noah is father of us all and the first “daddy” (and example of “Gawd, was I drunk last night) according to their own holy scriptures.

      • CanuckDon

        Maybe Brian should take a night course so he can do it himself….something he can fall back on.

        • Todd20036

          He can wobble but he sure cannot fall back

      • Nic Peterson

        Why do they have to lie about the number? Stretching 2mil out of 500K is farcical to any rational person. ( yeah I know what we’re dealing with ) I couldn’t name a city in the world that could accommodate 2 million people in a single space in a single day without months of planning. Not for nothing, but the population of Milan is just south of 1.5 mil

        Lying about the number to this extent for a money beg will absolutely stretch the credulity of some NOM bots.

        • Frostbite

          Google, “AOL inches” lol.

    • well that and there were pictures from the anti-gay rally but NOM was just to lazy to find and use them/ they illustrate that the crowd is not as big as NOM claims. But yeah, NOM can not afford much of anything these days.

      • RickCabral

        NOM?? Are those bitches still around? They lost. It’s over. Go home. Years ago I suggested Brian Brown get a job moving pianos. He’d be good at that.

        • around yes but at this point basically in name only. If they had any money left they would be using it to fight trump and promote Cruz and yet with less then a week to an entire slew of primaries NOM has no involvement in any of the states.

        • Aaron Springs

          Moving pianos? Yeah, that is what he would advertise he could do, but while he would claim to have the ability to move pianos it would only include pianos like this one.

    • glass

      By the power invested in the sparkly Unicorns, you can not photoshop a rainbow flag out. It’s one of our special powers, along with controlling the weather. O_o

  • Marc

    Actually, the march in Rome was incomparably bigger than the one in Milan, so…


      Go away Brian.

    • Sk3ptic

      Incomparably? How about some numbers to back that up, grifter?

    • It was larger yes, but not incomparably so. also we should note that the rally in Milan was one out of many that happened across Italy as compared to one big anti-gay rally in Rome.

    • ‘Genryu’

      LMAO No it wasn’t. As shown by every single estimation published. Piss off back under your rock scumbag.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Uh, no, it was not.

  • ChrisMorley

    Inconvenient Fact. The Italian Rally was held in Circus Maximus.
    Here’s what that looks like (think Ben Hur chariot race)

    • BobSF_94117

      Note the large distances between the people. Contrast with photo above of what a real political rally looks like.

    • the thinning of the crowd especially to the bottom right and left side just below the tree line is very telling. It was a larger anti-gay rally then NOM could ever pull off in the US to be sure but certainly not the “millions” that NOM claimed.

  • oikos
    • The Milkman

      He seems to still have enough money for groceries.

      • medaka

        Wherein “groceries” = “More Ice Cream!”

      • Homo Erectus

        He’ll be joining Scalia soon enough.

  • geoffalnutt

    Religion = Lie. That’s where we’re starting. Lying is built-in.

  • Michael Rush

    Negative attention is still attention. What a world !

    No shame .
    Mat Staver got filthy rich representing Kim Davis ( poorly ) ‘
    Next up he’s representing one of the Planned Parenthood fraudsters
    ( Susan or Sandra Merrit )
    I can’t believe these people will show their faces in public .

  • Reality.Bites

    Surprised they aren’t pretending it’s a South Carolina Cruz victory rally.

  • Stupid and sloppy and contemptible.

  • Mike in Texas

    They probably don’t realize that Rome and Milan are two different places.

  • Piercedchrlz

    I’m sorry, size does matter. Stop lying about yours. We were going to be disappointed anyway.

  • johnnybc

    Not the exact same photo, but based on the placement of flags and banners (and shadows), these photos were taken moments apart.

    Of all the rallies in all the world, NOM chooses those of the gays to represent themselves? It’s just too weird

    • it just illustrates the ineptitude and laziness of NOM. basically they google imaged “anti-gay marriage rally in Italy” or something along those lines and pulled up the picture that they thought looked the best, never mind that it was actually from a pro-gay rally and not from their side. and they don’t care enough to check or to fix it now becasue their support base never calls them to task for such things.

    • Homo Erectus

      They coulda at least used an old Obama campaign rally picture.

  • Rex

    They’ve never let the truth get in their way before, why start now?

  • Chris Baker

    2 million? I counted 18 billion!

  • Ninja0980

    Does NOM even exist anymore?

    • On paper yes, in practice not so much. Case in point, basically their entire plan of action is built around getting Ted Cruz to win the GOP nomination and then the presidency and yet they have had only the smallest of token efforts to influence the race. Super Tuesday is less then a week away and yet there is no activity from NOM in any of those states. and why? becasue while they would like to be able to impact the race they simply don’t have the money to run the ads.

      • Reality.Bites

        And if they had the money, it wouldn’t matter. Marriage simply isn’t a hot-button issue anymore for large numbers of Republican voters. Trump is saying what he has to, but the ones who’ve been stressing it have all watched their campaigns turn to dust. I’m not suggesting this is WHY their campaigns tanked. They could have been vehemently opposed to abortion and our rights if they had ALSO been telling the voters what they wanted to hear. But they weren’t.

        • true which is also part of why NOM is struggling to raise money. they want to cling to the marriage issue and keep it alive but increasingly they are running short of people who will play along with that.

        • Homo Erectus

          Think of the children. Do something to slow climate change fer chrissake.

  • Blake Mason

    They are not even trying any more.

  • LovesIrony

    look, there’s Zelig!

  • mikeinrkfd

    They just don’t care anymore.

  • ColdCountry

    They also seem to figure that Milan looks like Rome. Kinda like Rubio’s ad with the Vancouver skyline. And while a lot of us may NOT know the difference, those who do are sure going to speak up!

    • MattPS

      Brian Brown: “Hey, it looked like Yerp. That’s good enuf fer me!”

      • ColdCountry

        At least they’re in the same country! (And it took me a second to translate, ‘Yerp.’ 😉 )

  • BobSF_94117

    The only number that matters is the one on the cash register.

  • clarknt67

    I tipped off the AP. They are very litigious about people stealing images, and I am guessing Brian did not pay a license fee to use it.

    • ChrisMorley

      Excellent irritation technique. Gold Stars.

  • Basically everything these is a lie, the picture is not what they say it is and the number is not what they say it is. at most they got a few hundred thousand and many news sources cited it as only being in the tens of thousands. either way certainly not millions. But that’s NOM for you. Meanwhile they were in no way involved in the march nor are they having any impact here in the states. I find it funny that they posted this old news after their loss in South Carolina, basically trying to draw attention away from their embarrassing loss there.

  • TexasBoy

    Next up on NOMBlog….Columbus discovers America:

  • TampaZeke

    At least he pulled back from his original tweet that claimed that there were 8 billion people at the rally; representing every continent, every country and numerous planets.

  • TexasBoy

    Well, they do perform miracles…I mean one bitter, old, Gladys Kravitz is considered “One Million Moms”

  • Hunter M

    • Homo Erectus

      Speaking of inflating numbers, has anyone published their tax returns lately?

  • Richard Rush

    NOM has no choice except to use fakery to create the impression among their remaining followers that there is an overwhelming number of people who are as hateful as they are. Fortunately for NOM, those followers are gullible, and will not question what they desperately want to believe.

  • “We’ve still got a subscription to photoshop and a paypal account! Please, give!”

  • Paula

    Where’s Rebecca? We need her to tweet Brian about this. She has such a wonderful way with words.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Yes she is! It’s shit like this that makes me almost want a Twitter account.

      • TrollopeReader

        they ban just as quickly there as on FB …

  • Bj Lincoln

    One would think he would have removed the rainbow flags at the very least.
    BB is a moron!

  • TrollopeReader

    Well, no one live is answering their phone (all agents are busy !!) …. but perhaps a few messages on their media line or regular line (all agents are busy!!) ….
    888-894-3604 x 801 regular x810 media

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Of course, those of us who have challenged NOM in the past are barred from commenting because Freedom of Speech is for Christians only.

    • TrollopeReader

      only a certain few brands of “Christians only” ….

    • Homo Erectus

      “True” christians.

  • Rod Steely

    Hmmm- Bear False WItness? That’s one of the commandments. Being gay? Didn’t even make the top ten!

  • DonnaLee

    NOM and Brian Brown are too stupid to realize all we have to do is right-click to search Google Images? I hope he has to get a real job this year.

  • zhera

    It’s like he’s not even trying anymore! Did his photoshop guy quit? Removing the pride flags would’ve been so easy.

    It’s really sad that there are followers who will believe anything Bri Bri says. At least he’s in it for the money, what’s their excuse?

  • Vibiana

    Lyin’ for the Lord.

    • Homo Erectus

      Jesus wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Jack

    Someone was stupid enough to insist the rainbow flags were being carried by counter-protesters!

  • Dag-nab-it I always arrive too late, the d*mned photo was pulled down and I had one h*ll of a doozy of a comment. 🙁

  • Homo Erectus

    Yup, they were marching for marriage alright.

  • Jude Newton

    Brian Brown’s last gasp is wheezing…..

  • JCF

    More proof WE are winning!!!

  • Sean

    Joseph Goebbels would be so proud of the Nazi propaganda machine over at the National Organization for Mendacity trying to pass off a photo of a pro-LGBT rights protest as their own Mussolini (who was another anti-LGBT piece of non-human filth) loving goose-stepping hate brigade.