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Is This a Damning Report About the Mormon Church’s Involvement in Passing Proposition 8?

Over the next three weeks, is anybody in the Perry trial going to bring up the M-word? No, not “marriage” — “Mormon.” With the LDS Church insisting it only donated some $2k in cash and $20k in legal services, evidence suggests there’s something a little more nefarious going on. And this is the stuff not of speculation or rumormongering, but concrete data — money spent on Internet, multimedia, and advertising campaigns; yard signs, propaganda — that points to their overarching involvement and influence in ProtectMarriage.com’s campaign to pass Prop 8. So why would anyone bring this up at Perry?

There’s plenty of other ammo that the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Ted Olson and David Boies, can load up in Vaughn Walker’s courtroom. But part of their strategy relies on convincing Walker the defendants’ based their campaign in promoting discrimination. Evidence that shows there was religious-based discrimination at play in what should be a secular matter might bolster their argument. And Olson/Boies are already trying to introduce the television ads from the “Yes On 8” campaign, which the Mormon Church stands accused of funding.

Or maybe they’ll just leave the M-word to the IRS, which is being pressured to investigate the LDS’s Church’s tax-exempt status.

    • Mountainword

      If there is one way I know to hurt money-grubbing Morons (M exempted on purpose) – then it is to take away their tax-exempt status. They want to play secretive hardball? You got it bitches! It’s ON!

      Jan 12, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Attmay

      There is plenty of anti-Mormon prejudice in this country.

      It needs to be carefully encouraged and exploited. We can bring down this hate cult in our lifetimes.

      Jan 12, 2010 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      If any other group had done this the IRS would be all over them. So in this time of soaring national debt why is the IRS dragging it’s feet investigating a group that so obviously violated the tax laws?

      Jan 12, 2010 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans

      This is a fine example of the bigotry that’s still hard-coded in American government. Whereas a paltry 1,500 people can prompt the FCC to act against a gay performer like Adam Lambert, every gay in America couldn’t get the IRS to enforce the separation between church and state.

      Jan 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      It’s scary when one thinks that the founding fathers could
      see so far into the future when they drafted the separation
      church/state laws……….And that a church that was
      founded so it entitled members to MULTIPLE marriages can
      be so against anyone wanting to get married……….

      Jan 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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