Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:11 pm

Equal rights for some people

Mormons have a cramped view of liberty, and I’m delighted to report that it’s going to cost them:

The state Fair Political Practices Commission is expected to fine the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for not properly reporting about $37,000 worth of contributions to pass California’s ban on same-sex marriages. The commission will fine the Salt Lake City-based church $5,538 for failing to report the numerous contributions.

Granted, the church ought to be paying a fine equivalent to the total value of its contribution to the effort. If I recall correctly, it is incorporated as a 501c3 tax-exempt charity, so it also ought to be losing its tax exemption and be assessed back taxes for the period during which it was violating the federal ban on political activity by charities. But I’ll take what I can get.

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