It took a lawsuit to get this information, and I would bet there is more information to be gathered, but the Mormon Church finally admits to actually spending non-taxed church money directly for Prop. 8. As of Friday, they denied this (maybe lying isn’t a sin in the Mormon faith?). They spent nearly $200,000. Nearly $100,000 of that was spent to compensate church workers working to pass Prop. 8 here in California.
My thoughts on this? Go after the tax-free status of this church. They are misusing tax-free money that could have otherwise helped people (like the sick, elderly and the poor). I think that honest Mormons should be outraged that their church has broken the law. They should also be mad that the Mormon church spent over $2,000 on sending an elder (L. Whitney Clayton) to California. Wait just a second–how far, exactly is Salt Lake City to California? How can $2,000 be spent just by one person? Elder Clayton must like to live in the lap of luxury while he plots to take people’s rights away in a state he isn’t even from. Shame on him and shame on the Mormon Church. And I am so glad that Californians Against Hate filed this lawsuit. I will be waiting to hear more of what the Mormon Church lied about.