Saturday, November 15, 2008

Focus Continues on Mormon Leadership of Proposition 8 Campaign

The AP reports that Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, filed a complaint Thursday with the California Fair Political Practices Commission. It alleges that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints failed to report the full value of its in-kind contributions to the campaign in support of California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile today's New York Times ran an article detailing the extensive funding and volunteer efforts by members of the Mormon Church in the campaign for Proposition 8. Leaders were careful to keep the activities volunteer ones that did not formally involve the Church. But, according to the Times, "Proposition 8, was to many Mormons a kind of firewall to be held at all costs." (See prior posting.) [Thanks to Alliance Alert for the lead.]