The Mormon church has revealed in a campaign filing that the church spent nearly $190,000 to help pass Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that banned gay marriage in California.
The disclosure comes amid an investigation by the state’s campaign watchdog agency into whether the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints violated state laws by not fully disclosing its involvement during the campaign.
While many church members had donated directly to the Yes on 8 campaign – some estimates of Mormon giving range as high as $20 million – the church itself had previously reported little direct campaign activity.
But in the filing made Friday, the Mormon church reported thousands in travel expenses, such as airline tickets, hotel rooms and car rentals for the campaign. The church also reported $96,849.31 worth of “compensated staff time” – hours that church employees spent working to pass the same-sex marriage ban.
Can’t find many of those quoted periodicals online anymore. There was also a few NYTimes articles about the inordinate number of Mormons recruited in the 80s by CIA around the same time as the car bombings in SLC. This was not only for cover (they were often in missionary positions), but the willingness to follow orders without question from having been indoctrinated to do the same by the church and the hilariously misguided belief that they were beyond corruption. (When you always follow orders without question, you are by definition corrupt. It’s not moral fortitude nor is it patriotism to blindly follow unjust leaders and to perform illegal acts, that’s prostituting one’s beliefs, exchanging them for a lie, for someone else’s fiancial gain).
(Mind you, I’ve known mormons and found them to be nice people on the whole. Heck, it was a mormon taught me and my friends to play D&D as a twelve year old. It’s these other kinds, these dangerously radical sorts who are willing to do anything to subvert democracy and civil rights–which is what made the USA special in the world–that give the rest a bad name. They’re no different from any other group of militant religious zealots whether it’s Timothy McVeigh or the Iranian government executing teenagers for being in love with each other.)
When you couple things like the systemic torture of American teenagers through the Worldwide Specialty Schools system (to provide the military industrial complex with sociopaths) (See what I mean?
Hypocrites.. Yeah, okay, I guess they’re consistent on torture; doesn’t matter who it is) with the kidnapping and sale of American toddlers to foreign countries (to keep the mammon-oil flowing) that you know you’ve got a group of diabolical deviants all dressed up in nonmagical undergarments.
Yes, hypocrites. especially in light of what they did towards the end of 2010 using voice-to-skull: “talked” five kids into suicide in
two three weeks. Unforgivable. And letting me know that they did that: really, really stupid. Following orders without question. It’s not loose association here, folks. It’s their psychological background and history pointing to dirty deeds that seem unthinkable to most of us but which make sense when you’re one of those who think you know that God wants you to kill for him.
It’s times like these when you think things you never thought you would. Like, “Go, Newt.” Hey, it’s the lesser of two weasels.
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