Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Really, Mormon Church?

From (June 9, 2010): Mormon Church will pay fine for donations to campaign against gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has agreed to pay a $5,538 fine to settle a complaint over its campaign contributions supporting California's ban on same-sex marriages, the executive director of the state agency that regulates campaign finances said Tuesday.

Roman Porter, who directs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, said an investigation revealed the Mormon Church was tardy in revealing about $37,000 worth of work its staff performed on behalf of Proposition 8 in the final weeks before the November 2008 election.

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You can learn more about details of the Mormon Church's deep involvement with the campaign for Proposition 8 from ImageOut's Pride Screening of the documentary "8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION" at the Cinema Theatre on July 15 at 7pm. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the many issues raised in the film.

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1 comment:

Woody said...

So they get to just pay taxes on the portion they "gifted" to the political groups they were fighting this with? While I have to pay tax on my entire income? Hardly seems fair.