Preserve Marriage Washington Gives Churches Illegal Fundraising Instructions

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 4:25 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing Washington state’s freedom to marry law, has attracted the attention of the state’s Public Disclosure Commission because its fundraising instructions to churches are “not in compliance with state law”, according to the Seattle Times: The fact that churches can call for or allow special collections on behalf of a [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington’s Missing Campaign Finance Numbers

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 9:30 pm

The news out of Washington state is that Washington United for Marriage, the campaign defending the state’s new marriage equality law by supporting approval of Referendum 74, has outpaced the anti-equality campaign Preserve Marriage Washington 13 to 1 in fundraising. Don’t believe it. Preserve Marriage Washington and their parent organization, National Organization for Marriage, have [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Hopes You Won’t Connect the Dots Between It and NOM

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington (PMW) has been silent about National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) disturbing strategy documents which have recently come to light. The documents outline NOM’s cynical plans to undermine marriage equality using racially and socially divisive tactics. PMW is the group trying to roll back Washington’s new marriage equality law via Referendum 74. Undoubtedly [...]

Websites of “Local” Anti-Marriage Organizations Look Suspiciously Uniform

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 4:27 pm

Ever notice how uniform the websites of “local” anti-marriage equality organizations are? Below are screen shots from currently-active anti-marriage equality organizations from the far-flung states of North Carolina, Minnesota and Washington. Here are just a few of the elements that these websites have in common: A stock photo depicting a white heterosexual couple with a [...]

NOM’s Figurehead Joseph Backholm Muzzles Other Washington Locals

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 3:30 pm

As if to confirm my recent observations, Gary Randall reports that Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has selected Joseph Backholm of Family Policy Institute of Washington to run their remote-control operation in Washington, and has muzzled other local leaders in the anti-gay industry. Taking issue with Joseph Backholm’s power-grabbing solo filing of Referendum [...]

Washington’s Anti-Gay Hydra

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 3:34 pm

National Organization for Marriage is going to have their hands full trying to control all the back-biting factions within Washington’s anti-gay industry. Did they know what they were in for when they decided to spend upwards of $6 million to interfere in the affairs of a state 2,500 miles distant from their offices in Washington, [...]

The Power of Telling Our Stories Demonstrated: Washington’s Senate Ignored NOM’s Threats and Passed the Marriage Equality Bill

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 10:58 pm

Tonight we witnessed the power of simply telling our family, friends and legislators why marriage equality is important to us and our families. After an incredibly respectful debate, the Washington state Senate has passed the marriage equality bill on a bipartisan vote of 28 to 21. The House is expected to vote on the bill [...]

Federal Appeals Court to Family Policy Institute of Washington: Obey the Donor Disclosure Laws

By: Friday December 30, 2011 11:31 am

They want to lurk in the shadows and attack LGBT families in secret, but the Constitution penned by our Founding Fathers and the laws passed under its authority mandate sunshine. For the third time in two years a federal court has told Family Policy Institute of Washington that they can’t hide the identity of donors [...]

Family Policy Institute of Washington has a Truth Problem

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 12:28 pm

Tea party activist Elizabeth Scott is now a representative of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. FPIW is a local affiliate of Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and is organizing opposition to the marriage equality efforts now underway in Washington. FPIW is going to have trouble maintaining their already fragile Christian facade [...]

Episcopalians believe in nothing says Family Policy Institute of Washington

By: Sunday November 13, 2011 10:31 am

Episcopalians believe in nothing and attend the First Universalist Church of We Believe in Nothing, according to Joseph Backholm, Executive Director of Family Policy Institute of Washington. FPIW is an affiliate of Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council and is linked to National Organization for Marriage. Anti-Episcopalian Religious Chauvinist Joseph Backholm, E.D. [...]

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