Wednesday, April 03, 2013

NOM's Ruth Institute caught lying about support of Chicago Bears

Recently, NOM's Ruth Institute sent the following out via email:


From Equality Matters:

According to the email, the gala will include a raffle featuring two pieces of autographed memorabilia from the Chicago Bears Organization, who the group thanks for “supporting our message”:
This year, we're planning on sending our graduates off with a bang! And we've got some help! Several donors have stepped up and donated terrific items for us to raffle as prizes in an effort to raise funds for ITAF '13.
[…]
For now, you should know that we have two fabulous raffle items from the Chicago Bears Organization (and a huge THANK YOU to the Bears for supporting our message).

The items in mentioned are the following:



Naturally, this left many folks wondering about whether the Chicago Bears supports NOM and the Ruth Institute's anti-gay message. After some inquiries, the Chicago Bears sent the following message:

"The two items featured in The Ruth Institute gala invitation were personal donations to Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. Neither was a club donation, nor do they represent the team’s view on any social issues. Any remarks stating otherwise are false." 

Check and mate.  

This is a story in progress. Details may or may not change.

UPDATE - Jennifer Morse of NOM's Ruth Institute confirms the fact that the email was a lie:

Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Morse initially declined comment. But the website later dropped all images and references to the Bears at the team's request, and Morse issued a statement: "The Ruth Institute is not working with the Chicago Bears organization or any of its players past or present to promote our upcoming auction. The memorabilia we are auctioning off was acquired by me personally, not through the team or players. We understand that the Chicago Bears organization takes no position on social issues, and we regret any confusion we may have caused on this point."


6 comments :

JimCracky said...

No low too low for these low lifes.

Debi Bowker said...

I don't think there was any confusion. You lied and got caught!

Martín Caballero said...

Busted!

I just wish this could happen more often.

BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

So they lied again. They can't keep a band, had to change music several times, and got caught trying to make support out of nothing again.
How many times does this have to happen before the sheeple begin to notice?

Over the years we all have been working to expose NOM for what they are. When SCOTUS rules in favor of equality and DOMA dies, will it be possible to stop them?
Do we have to put up with their lies and hate when this "war" is over or will we just have to wait while they slowly sink into the hell hole of hate along with the KKK and Nazis?
I am so sick of NOM, FRC, and Bryan Fischer screaming filth about us. The public does not put up with this kind of hate against other minorities so why do we have to put up with them?

Cthulhu said...

Just like the rest of them, they lie and lie, and there's NEVER any real consequence.

And our "Journalists" have little to no interest in actually doing their jobs and holding these scumbags feet to the fire.

BlackTsunami said...

I hate to admit it, Cthulhu but on that last comment of yours, you have a point.