Again, The Mormons Are Villians

02 Feb

You have to love this headline from MSNBC:

More than $83 million spent on Prop 8
Mormon church spent nearly $190,000 on effort to ban Calif. gay marriage

The article goes on to explain that $83 million was spent in total by both sides. Pro-Prop 8’ers spent $39.9 million, while Anit-Prop 8’ers spent just over $3 million more, $43.3 million.

Here’s the kicker. The LDS Church spent $190,000 total. More than half, or $97,000, went to the time staff of the Utah-based Mormon Church devoted to the Yes on 8 campaign, according to the church’s report. Another $21,000 was for the use of church buildings and equipment during the campaign. Most of the rest went to airline tickets, hotels and meals for church officials. The value of the Church’s in-kind contribution [was] less than one-half of one percent of the total funds raised for the Yes on 8 campaign….

But the Mormons made the headline! Focus on the Family spent five times what the Mormons did, but you can’t go after Evangelicals – that’s not PC.

1 Comment

Posted by on February 2, 2009 in Eyes+Sharp Stick, Politics, Religion


One response to “Again, The Mormons Are Villians

  1. James

    February 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Remember, if it doesn’t bash the Mormons it won’t sell. Simple economics of the times….


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