Those Mormons sure do know how to mobilize!
In an effort to reverse California’s gay marriage ruling, the Church of Latter-day Saints has encouraged members to donate to Proposition 8, which would re-ban gay marriage. And they’re raising money hand over fist:
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have contributed more than a third of the approximately $15.4 million raised since June 1 to support Proposition 8. The ballot initiative, if passed, would reverse the current right of same-sex couples to marry.
The tally of Mormon contributions was provided by Frank Schubert, campaign manager for ProtectMarriage.com — Yes on 8, the initiative’s primary backer. A finance-tracking group corroborated Mormon fund-raising dominance, saying it could exceed 40%.
Pro-gay campaigns, meanwhile, have raised about $13 million; none of it came from the Church.