Some of the commments on my posts have indicated I neglected to post the necessary proof to support my allegations against the Mormon Church, and other supporters of the “Yes on 8” campaign. I disagree, somewhat, but I thought it might be helpful to compile my sources in one location. Check back, I’ll add new things as I find them. All will contain links to outside sources.
Who sent and signed the blackmail letter that was sent to major donors to the no campaign?
Was there really a letter, who has seen it?
Yes there was/is letter. It was posted widely over the internet. Here is an excerpt referring diectly to blackmail:
We respectfully request that Abbot & Associates withdraw it’s support of Equality California. Make a donation of like amount to ProtectMarriage.com which will help us correct this error and restore Traditional Marriage. A donation form is enclosed. We will be most grateful and will advertise on our website Abbot & Associates’ generous contribution.
Were you to elect to not donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. The names and of companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to ProtectMarriage.com but have given to Equality California will be published. It is only fair for Proposition 8 supporters to know which companies and organizations oppose traditional marriage.
And here is a link to a full copy of the original letter. Here is a link to a piece about this in the Los Angeles Times. On the LA Times you can also volunteer to “out” yourself as a supporter of No on 8.
On your site, I have seen the LDS church called out for their role in raising money for the Yes on 8 campaign, and I’ve also seen your list of the other top ten donors. How do I know this list is true, and if it is true, who were the other top donors?
For all political donations (which is what a donation to either the Yes on 8 or the No on 8 campaign are), you are required to provide a certain amount of personal information. That information is then compiled, tracked and made available to the public. Anyone who is interested can obtain a full list of all donors of $100 or more (I’m not totally certain about that, I’ve also heard $50 or more). As a member of the public you have right to see the list. Here is a list of all individuals, organizations and businesses which have contributed $4,950 or more. I have posted a list that combines both donors and activists to the No on 8 campaign.