posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 02:20 AM
reply to post by Mercenary2007
I'm in agreement with most of what you say.
I can't imagine being a Cali voter w/o BallotPedia.
Some of the donors supporting Prop 8 were:
Knights of Columbus, $1,400,000.
Howard Ahmanson, $1,150,000.
John Templeton, $900,000.
National Organization for Marriage, $785,750.
Elsa Prince, $650,000.
Fieldstead & Company, $600,000.
American Family Association, $500,000
Focus on the Family, $411,000.
Doug Manchester, $125,000.
One group that opposed Proposition 8 focused attention on the contributions to the pro-Proposition 8 campaign from individuals who belong to the
Mormon church. Contributions from Mormons were said to amount to between 33%-40% of the total amount raised in support of Proposition 8.
Easily over $3,000,000 contributed by religious organizations. When I saw that on Nov 3rd something just started to smell awful. Interesting that
the KoC is the largest individual donor, nearly matching the estimates of the Mormon contributions.
Almost makes you wonder if a year or so ago there wasn't some back-room discussion at a religious conference.
Perhaps not on these forums, but I was one who was of the opinion that there was something wrong with Prop 8 from the get-go.
The advertising seemed wrong... the commentary seemed wrong... the level of money seemed wrong... the text of the legislation itself seemed off.
When I got to Prop 8 on my ballot I couldn't help but wonder if I were to even cast a vote at all if this wouldn't be the result regardless of the
For what it's worth I voted No. For me it came down to not wanting to participate in voting someone's "no-victim" way of life into illegality.
Next time it could be me.
[edit on 18-11-2008 by cogburn]