The Mormon Church continues to work hard to earn your utter contempt.
Mormon church officials, facing an ongoing investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission, Friday reported nearly $190,000 in previously unlisted assistance to the successful campaign for Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.
The report, filed with the secretary of state’s office, listed a variety of California travel expenses for high-ranking members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and included $20,575 for use of facilities and equipment at the church’s Salt Lake City headquarters and a $96,849 charge for “compensated staff time” for church employees who worked on matters pertaining to Prop. 8.
“This is exactly what we were talking about when we filed the suit,” said Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate, which opposed the same-sex marriage ban. “They spent money on the campaign and were supposed to report it.”
Church officials were not available for comment Friday night.
Now can we please stop pretending this Church is being discriminated against, that we need to be all filled with respect because they are a church, have a right to their opinion, and so on. Horseshit. These bigots are spending vast sums of money – in a crazy recession, when people are losing their jobs, etc. – to make sure that gays can’t marry eachother. Insane.
As a tangent, check out this video analyzing the language these Christers and Mormons are using in describing their being “attacked” and “bashed” because we can’t get all kum-ba-ya about their hate: