Micro-Lending Hits Its Stride … Among Anti-Gay Groups

Who says the credit markets are tight? Just like the Mormon Church’s ability to raise funds from parishioners to push Prop 8, the Catholic Church of Maine has scrounged together $100,000 and the Knights of Columbus has $50k on hand to fight marriage equality in Maine. They must have good FICO scores for the legions donating cash to have such faith in the church’s ROI.

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  • galefan2004

    Please tell me that the gays and lesbians in Maine were able to raise much more than $150,000. $150,000 for a state wide issues campaign seems almost sad.

  • sal(the original)

    “Micro-Lending Hits Its Stride … Among Anti-Gay Groups” reminds me of whats happening with AIDS funding for developing countries

  • AlwaysGay

    Are the marriage equality advocates ever going to say what they are up against? HETEROSEXUAL-ONLY MARRIAGE. Stop letting these bigots use the term “traditional marriage” because it hides their bigotry. We will never win if we always debate on their terms no matter how much money we throw at getting our rights.

  • galefan2004

    @AlwaysGay: Actually, “traditional marriage” is an even worse term than “heterosexual-only marriage” in my opinion, because “traditional marriage” brings up the “good” old notions of traditional marriage where the husband was the king of the castle and the wife had to wait on his every whim. You see in “traditional marriage” its perfectly acceptable for the husband to “discipline” the wife as part of his “property” when she “misbehaves” by not fetching his slippers, kissing his ass, cooking his dinners, birthing his kids or spreading her legs.

    I don’t think anyone wants to actually accept the legacy of “traditional marriage.”

  • Robert, NYC

    The Knights of Columbus donated over $1 million to defeat Prop. H8. They are well organized and have a lot of financial support. We’re dealing with a formidable enemy, the RC church. My gut feeling is that they will succeed in railroading marriage equality. I hope I’m wrong but if we’re not better organized and mobilized which we weren’t in California, they will win again, sadly.

  • galefan2004

    @Robert, NYC: You know sometimes I feel like kicking my grandfther’s ass for coming to the USA from Canada because he felt he was coming to a “better” place.

  • Robert, NYC

    In regard to tax-exempt status, I’m not sure if the Knights of Columbus, supported by the RC cult falls into that category. If they are exempt, maybe that’s something we should look into. Religious tax-exempt cults are not supposed to be telling their followers how to vote or who to donate to in the political arena. But then, cults are notorious for telling people how to think and behave if they want to remain a member. The Knights of Columbus could also be construed as a cult.

  • Robert, NYC


    Traditional marriage is another code word for “religious” marriage. Its where all of the hate emanates from and the right wing cultists think they own civil marriage too. There’s a huge difference between the two. Civil marriages do NOT mandate procreation as a reason for marrying nor is it contingent on obtaining a state issued marriage license either. They deliberately ignore that fact no matter how many times you remind them.

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