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-State to Investigate Mormon Church Support of Prop 8

by Dr. D ~ November 25th, 2008

-(Protest near LDS Temple in Salt lake City by Getty Images via Daylife)

The California “Fair Political Practices Commission” has notified the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) that it will investigate a claim that the church did not disclose the value of non-monetary campaign activities, which allegedly included phone bank operations in Utah and Idaho targeting California voters.

The investigation comes in response to a complaint filed Nov. 13 by Fred Karger, an activist who opposed the Traditional Marriage Amendment.

The LDS Church said through a spokeswoman, Kim Farah, that they would cooperate fully and that the church is confident it had not violated state elections law:

“We will be sending information to the FPPC and believe that any investigation will confirm the church’s compliance with applicable law.”

Response: So the response to Prop. 8 continues. Now the partisan political hacks and headhunters have been loosed, it will be interesting to see what the results are. Churches on both sides of the issues provided volunteer help. For some reason the Mormons have been singled out for particular scrutiny.

In reality, Prop 8 passed because of overwhelming support among Black and Latino Christians, their 70/30 vote put it over the top. Black Churches, the Catholic Church, and Latino Protestant Churches were nearly all unified in support of the Traditional Marriage Amendment.             *Top

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