Did gay marriage foe the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) call Carrie Prejean and David Tyree dumb?

On Monday, gay rights advocate the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) posted four of NOM's internal strategic memos from 2009, which were unsealed in the course of NOM's ongoing legal challenge to Maine's campaign reporting laws.

The memos have caused an uproar for stating that the “strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks – two key democratic constituencies.”

The documents also reveal that NOM sought to “recruit glamorous but unintelligent celebrities.”

“Hollywood with its cultural biases is far bigger than we can hope to be,” the group wrote. “We recognize this. 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 non-cognitive elites across national boundaries. (This is applying the Witherspoon and IAV model to non-intellectual elites.)”

In 2009, NOM released an ad featuring Carrie Prejean, a former Miss California beauty queen who is opposed to marriage equality. Two years later, the group promoted an interview with former Giants wide receiver David Tyree, in which he said gay marriage will lead to “anarchy.”