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Marc Mutty On Leave? Salary of SFMM Director Still Paid by Roman Catholic Church

Until June of this year, Marc Mutty’s job title was Director of Public Affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Then his job title switched, and he became the Chair of Stand for Marriage Maine, a group trying to make same-sex marriage against the law in Maine. News reports consistently describe Marc Mutty as […]

Less than Half of Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland Anti-Gay Money Actually Comes From Maine

A little while ago, I wrote that a whopping 86% of the campaign cash contributed to Stand for Marriage Maine (the anti-gay organization fighting to repeal same-sex marriage in Maine) in the 3rd Quarter of 2009 came from just four religious organizations. Those organizations, and the dollar amounts they contributed in the 3rd Quarter, are

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Maine Catholic Diocese Holds Collection for Marriage Inequality, Lets Churches Close

Which is more important to the Roman Catholic Church: carrying on its religious mission, or taking away the equal rights of gay people?

Earlier this year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland gave us its answer. The diocese, which has jurisdiction over all catholic churches in Maine, had $100,000 at its disposal. Rather than spend […]

Nemitz Peels Back Facade of Stand for Marriage Maine

In a careful and thorough column, Bill Nemitz uncovers some interesting information about Marc Mutty, the organization called Stand for Marriage Maine, and their effort to put an end to marriage equality in Maine in a referendum this fall:

* Marc Mutty has two jobs: as Director of Public Affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese […]

Audition Call for Actresses Pretending to Be Waitresses Against Gay Marriage

Apparently unable to find any actual waitresses or teachers in the state of Maine who oppose gay marriage, James Stiles of the anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine will be hiring an actress to pretend to be a waitress who is against same-sex marriage. The pretend waitress will pretend to sound sincere in an actual TV […]

Maine Green Party Wins Elections

Green Party candidates for the City Charter Commission in Portland, Maine had their election this week, and two out of three won. […]

Greens in Portland Don't Give Up

All across the United States, candidates are running for public office as members of the Green Party. Consider, for example, these three candidates for public office in Portland, Maine. […]

Gearing Up for 2010, Third Parties Swamped by D, R and None

Yesterday, the Federal Election Commission released its latest statistics on registered candidates for national public office. Here’s the official FEC breakdown of their party identification:

Democratic/DFL Party: 1031 Republican Party: 953 Independent/None: 132 Libertarian: 27 Other: 26 Unknown: 24 Green Party: 14 Constitutional Party: 3 Conservative Party: 2 Reform Party: 2 American Party: 1 Citizens […]

And Yet I Am Strangely Not Dead

The Protect America Act that suspended our Bill of Rights expired four months ago.

No nuclear detonations in Milwaukee. No anthrax attacks in Portland. No sarin gas deployed by pilotless drones flying above Shea Stadium. No squadrons of flying monkeys headed toward Knockemstiff.