NOM Seeks 'Glamorous' But 'Noncognitive' Celebrities To Promote Its Anti-Gay Marriage Agenda

The fallout from yesterday's revelations regarding the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continues at full force.

Now, yet another new wrinkle has emerged. In their previously confidential plans, NOM says they are hoping to "recruit glamorous" but "noncognitive" celebrities as part of their effort to thwart the national campaign for marriage equality.

"We are looking for a new set of messengers," one document declares. "Here's the bottom line: Hollywood with its cultural biases is far bigger than we can hope to be. We recognize this."

It goes on to note, "But we also recognize the opportunity -- the disproportionate potential impact of proactively seeking to gather and connect a community of artists, athletes, writers, beauty queens and other glamorous noncognitive elites across national boundaries."

As the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and other outlets have noted, the only celebrity to work with NOM so far is Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California who infamously spoke out against same-sex marriage during the Miss USA pageant in 2009.

Released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the aforementioned documents reportedly emerged as part of an ongoing investigation by the state of Maine into NOM's illegal campaign finance practices.

In other NOM news, House Leader John Boehner has appointed Dr. Robert P. George, one of the group's founders, to the U.S. International Religious Freedom Commission. "[George] will be a great resource in the House’s effort to defend this fundamental human right," Boehner said in a press release. “This commission has a unique opportunity to call attention to efforts that threaten religious liberty around the globe, and I was pleased that Congress reauthorized it last year."

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that Carrie Prejean spoke out against same-sex marriage during the Miss America pageant. It was actually the Miss USA pageant.

Check out some celebrities who've already made anti-LGBT statements below:



Anti-Gay Celebrity Statements