Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mormons spend $190,000 on Prop 8

SF Gate reports:
Mormon church officials, facing an ongoing investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission, Friday reported nearly $190,000 in previously unlisted assistance to the successful campaign for Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

The report, filed with the secretary of state's office, listed a variety of California travel expenses for high-ranking members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and included $20,575 for use of facilities and equipment at the church's Salt Lake City headquarters and a $96,849 charge for "compensated staff time" for church employees who worked on matters pertaining to Prop. 8.

"This is exactly what we were talking about when we filed the suit," said Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate, which opposed the same-sex marriage ban. "They spent money on the campaign and were supposed to report it."

h/t to Mad Priest at OCICBW.


JCF said...

Ann, I believe that headline should read "Mormons spent another 190k on H8".

Thanks goodness for those (entirely Constitutional, unlike H8!) disclosure laws.

[Word verification, "Conin" . . . whereas the H8ers are barbarians. ;-/]

IT said...

I find it amusing that following many denials, they "suddenly" discovered that, oh my, they DID donate....