Saturday, November 15, 2008

how they did it

just in time for saturday's nationwide protests: the new york times reveals that although the "unusual stew" of support for california's proposition 8 included "Catholics, evangelical Christians, conservative black and Latino pastors, and myriad smaller ethnic groups with strong religious ties," it was the mormon's who were the crucial final "spice" in the mix, leading to the passage of the amendment banning gay marriage in the state; spice to the tune of raising $5 million in a matter of days, and in the end as much as half of the nearly $40 million raised on behalf of the measure.

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