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Millions Heaped Into Prop 8 Fight

California’s Proposition 8 face-off has been raking in tons of funds:

The sponsors of Proposition 8 announced Tuesday that they have received their largest campaign contribution to date: a $1 million donation from the Knights of Columbus

The money comes on top of $250,000 the New Haven, Conn.-based Catholic fraternal organization gave in January to help qualify the measure for the November election.

Last month, the founder of the WordPerfect software company, Bruce Bastian, pledged $1 million to help defeat the initiative, which would amend the state constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

Bastian’s gift is the largest single contribution received so far by the amendment’s opponents.

This thing’s become quite the pissing contest, huh?

On:           Aug 20, 2008
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    • Gianpiero

      The stakes here are very real. Not quite the same as a pissing contest.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chino Blanco

      LDS ‘Yes on 8’ Game Plan

      I’ve posted a letter sent from Boyd K. Packer on July 28th to the California LDS stake presidents:


      Apparently, there is a plan in place to put up one million ‘Yes on 8’ yard signs at 7:00 am on September 22nd.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DairyQueen

      I am just disgusted that all this money is being wasted on hate and discrimination. This money should be going to helping people in need. That’s what the true Xtian faith is all about. The Xtians groups should lose their tax-exempt status.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ksu499

      I wholly agree with Dairy Queen. Just think of the hungry who could have been fed or the homeless housed with the tens of millions of dollars these people who call themselves Christians are going to spend to ban same-gender marriage. Jesus would not recognize them.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HYHYBT

      I just want to know what happens to any left-over money (from both sides) once the election is over.

      Aug 21, 2008 at 5:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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