Quickie: Church of Latter-Day Saints Guilty on 13 Counts of Political Malfeasance In Prop. 8 Campaign

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Today's Quickie:

Oopsie!

California’s Fair Political Practices Commision (FPPC) made history on Thursday, finding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints guilty on 13 counts of political malfeasance related to the Prop. 8 campaign in 2008. It became the first religious organization to be found guilty of the charge in California.

According to the FPPC’s findings, the church “failed to timely report” a total of $38,928 in support of the bill that passed November 4, 2008, prohibiting gay marriage in California. The penalty handed down was a fine of 15% of the unreported contributions, coming to $5,539.

That's quite a distinctive first! Congratulations are in order.

It's also good to know that those supporting Prop 8 are doing so honestly and transparently. We expect nothing less from the anti-gay.

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?

H/t: I forgot. Bygones?

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  • mampdx

    The LDS church, and any church that actively participates in political campaigns or promote candidates, should be stripped of their nonprofit status.

  • RVnGrammy

    IF a church is going to be involved in politics, they should give up their tax-exempt status. This totally violates the separation of church and state. I hate that rich churches can steal our political process from us.

  • waimeawitch

    Durn! I was hoping that their tax-exempt status would be stripped ... that fine is chump change for the LDS.