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Just How Much of Twilight‘s $140M Box Office Will Go Toward Fighting Marriage?


Although the name Stephenie Meyer does not appear in the public records of Prop 8 donors, the hugely successful Twilight scribe is, “word has it,” “currently being looked into” by the New York Times for allegedly funneling cash to the anti-gay cause. Meyer, whose family is Mormon, is an easy target for anti-gay claims: she makes a shit ton of money and belongs to a religious institution where 10 percent of that income is expected to be donated, according to tithing custom. And after this weekend’s blockbuster take of $140+ million, which is the revenue from which Meyer is paid for her book’s movie rights, the possibility of the scribe endorsing discrimination becomes all the more relevant.

Indeed, Meyer is an Arizona resident, which means any money she may have provided the Mormon Church could have been “laundered” through LDS’s own donation structure. But thus far, we cannot find any report with Meyer on record supporting or disavowing Prop 8. It is understood, however, that she donates money to the Mormon Church, and thus there’s the logical custody chain that her Twilight success benefited Prop 8 supporters.

Which begs the question: How many of you went to see The Twilight Saga: New Moon?

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