Friday, September 12, 2008

CFC Spends Most of the Public's Contributions on Salaries

Justin McLachlan, a freelance journalist living in southern California, has discovered that the California Family Council (CFC), a leading proponent of California's Prop. 8, is spending most of its contributions on salaries - more than half of that for its top two employees:
Since 2003, the public has given the Riverside, Calif.-based California Family Council (CFC) nearly $3 million to support charitable work that the organizations says "protects and fosters judeo-Christian principles in California's laws." But, according to its federal tax returns, little more than $500,000 of that money has gone to "program services," or expenses directly related to that charitable work.

In contrast, the CFC's top two employees, including its founder and executive director, Ron Prentice, were paid a total of $1.1 million over four years. The CFC's other employees earned a total of $900,000 in compensation -- bringing the total spent on employees at the Council to about $2 million since it began in 2003.

Read the entire entry here.


Марко said...
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Марко said...

With right-wing PACs and GOP activist organizations things are never as they seem. "Saint" Ralph Reed and the Christian Coalition pushed hard --in the name of Jesus-- for legislation that enabled business interests in America-governed Saipan to force abortions and sexual abuse on their employees along with other horrors:
What they say is often the exact opposite of what they are doing. Many times their Christian morality is a cover for un-Christian financial greed, coarse abuse of human rights, and selfishness. What I don't understand is that allowing or banning same-sex marriage has absolutely nothing to do with traditional marriage (and the 50% divorce rate among heterosexual couples). If same-sex marriage is outlawed in California, the divorce rate among "traditional" heterosexual couples really won't change. I wonder who is profiting financially from this attempt to legislate bigotry?

Anonymous said...

This is such good news...they aren't spending it on ads or grassroots organizing!


JCF said...

It figgers: the only "California Families" they're really helping, is their own! [But what SusanGB said, too]

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, if you want bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts, or other Anti-Prop 8 accoutrements, the No on Pop 8 store is now open.