Tag Archives: Fred Karger

UTAH: Activist Fred Karger Readies Ad Campaign To Challenge Tax-Exempt Status Of Mormon Church

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: A prominent gay-rights activist and former U.S. presidential candidate hopes to build “the biggest, loudest and most comprehensive” legal case ever mounted for revoking the tax-exempt status of the Mormon church. Republican political operative Fred Karger, a longtime critic of LDS Church involvement in California’s 2008 Proposition 8 campaign, said Thursday he has amassed a ...

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MAINE: Ethics Committee Finds NOM Guilty, Eastman Says “We Won’t Pay Fine”

UPDATE: The Portland Press Herald reports. NOM executives, two of whom were present for the hearing, vowed to fight the ruling and protect the anonymity of the organization’s donors. John Eastman, the attorney and board chairman for NOM, said revealing the donors would put them at risk of threats and harassment while hindering the organization’s ability to raise money. Eastman ...

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HomoQuotable – Fred Karger

“After nearly five years of Brian Brown and his NOM fighting in court against the investigation that I got launched against them in Maine, the verdict is in and NOM is guilty of numerous counts of election fraud. Ten days after I filed my complaint against NOM in Maine back in 2009, I was subpoenaed by NOM’s high-priced attorneys in ...

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TRAILER: Fred

A documentary about the 2012 campaign of Fred Karger.

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NOM Goes After Fred Karger

NOM’s attorneys have sent archenemy Fred Karger the above letter (dated November 1st, but only just received) in which they demand that he not destroy any information he may have regarding the leaking of their tax return to the Human Rights Campaign, where Karger does not work. Via press release from Karger: Exactly four years ago Karger filed charges against ...

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Fred Karger: Where Are NOM’s 990s?

“We sent a representative to the Washington, DC office of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) first thing Friday morning to pick up both copies of NOM’s federal tax returns for 2012. NOM’s tax returns were originally due on May 15, 2013, but they took TWO extensions so their final deadline was Friday. Guess what? NO tax returns were available ...

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Fred Karger On Mormons & ENDA

“This would not have happened without the blessing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church). The Mormon Church got a big black eye five years ago for all it did to pass Proposition 8 in California, which wrote discrimination into the state Constitution and took away gay marriage in the nation’s largest state. So in ...

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HAWAII: Fred Karger Vs NOM

Just in via press release: LGBT Activist and watchdog Fred Karger sent a detailed 11 page letter to the Hawaii Ethics Commission on Friday, October 25, 2013 alleging that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) and its front group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have once again broken state election laws (see attached letter). “After ...

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Brian Brown: Fred Karger Will Not Stop Me From Collaborating With Russia

Yesterday we learned that NOM watchdog Fred Karger has reached out to federal officials, asking that they investigate Brian Brown for possibly violating the Logan Act, which forbids citizens from collaborating with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Five days after Brown’s speech to the Duma, they passed the bill which bans anybody from a country with ...

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Fred Karger To Feds: Investigate Brian Brown For Collaborating With Russia

Fred Karger, the eternal thorn in NOM’s backside, has written to Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder with a request that they investigate Brian Brown for collaborating with the Russian government. Such an action, Karger argues, could violate the Logan Act, which makes it a crime for independent citizens to confer with foreign governments against the ...

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Fred Karger Vs Brian Brown

Brown elaborates on NOM’s blog: The story to which Karger is referring is indeed a testament to how religious liberty works – and Fred’s being miffed about it is an ominous indication of what would happen to religious congregations such as this one, which have the right to hire and fire their own clergy personnel, if Karger and other same-sex ...

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HomoQuotable – Fred Karger

“In a August 22 blog post the National Organization of Marriage wrote, ‘What’s the best way to weaken and silence those you disagree with? Intimidation and threats, of course.’ That statement also went into a NOM email blast to its claimed list of 500,000. NOM and its president, Brian Brown, have been attacking me ever since my sworn complaint against ...

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What Will The Mormons Do About Hawaii?

“I believe that the Mormon Church sat out most all of the gay marriage elections over the last four years because it had a far more important political cause to embrace, the election of the first Mormon president of the United States, Mitt Romney. The Church definitely did not want to become an issue in the Romney campaign. They did ...

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IOWA: Brian Brown Loses Again, State Won’t Remove Campaign Investigator

Last week NOM’s Brian Brown launched a screaming complaint campaign against the Iowa official assigned to investigate Fred Karger’s complaint that they violated campaign finance rules. This just in from Karger: The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board will not remove its executive director from an investigation into whether the National Organization for Marriage violated state law by not disclosing ...

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NOM Calls For Removal Of Iowa Official

“The people of Iowa are entitled to the highest standards of ethical conduct and independence from the state’s top ethics officer, but Megan Tooker has shown herself to be biased and incredibly unprofessional in her handling of the complaint against NOM. Ms. Tooker worked for one of the justices we helped remove from office in 2010 and which is the ...

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Brian Brown Vs Fred Karger

“The National Organization for Marriage has violated no campaign finance rules in Iowa, and we decry the decision by the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board to open an investigation. This inquiry is a witch hunt spawned by a delusional homosexual activist who fancies himself becoming the president of the United States and who is a serial filer of frivolous ...

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Iowa To Investigate NOM’s Finances

NOM will be investigated for cloaking its donors during the successful campaign to unseat three Iowa state Supreme Court justices who backed same-sex marriage. The Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board voted unanimously to investigate the National Organization for Marriage, saying that if the allegations against it are proven true, the marriage group’s actions would violate state law. The decision ...

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Complaint By Fred Karger Triggers FEC Investigation Of Rick Santorum

Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger, the eternal thorn in the backside of NOM, has struck again. The Federal Election Commission is asking former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats and an anti-gay marriage organization to tell the agency why it should not investigate an allegation that they violated campaign finance limits during the last election. ...

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Fred Karger Launches WaPo Ads

NOM’s arch-enemy and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger is running the above ad on the Washington Post’s site for the next five days.  I ran into Fred in the lobby of Broadway Backwards on Monday night and he mentioned that he’s just moved to Manhattan.  Hit the link if you’d like to kick in for his web campaign.

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Fred Karger Reports: NOM’s Brian Brown Was Paid $500K+ In 2011

NOM’s arch-nemesis Fred Karger, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination last year, appeared at NOM’s DC headquarters this week to demand their 2011 tax filings, which by law must be produced to any member of the public. Via press release: “They tried their best to avoid me, were rude and evasive, but what else is new?” said Karger on ...

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