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Californians Against Hate asks Maine to look into anti-gay groups fundraising reporting

Isn’t it funny how these pious allegedly moral and ethical people fighting to save the sanctity of marriage suddenly have a problem with reporting and revealing information that is required to be part of the public record. (OnTopMag):

Californians Against Hate founder Fred Karger has contacted campaign ethics officials in Maine and asked for an investigation.

Karger alleges the group Stand for Marriage Maine of illegally shielding the names of individual donors.

“… I believe the four founders of Stand For Marriage Maine are merely conduits for those wishing to hide their contributions,” Karger says in an August 24 letter to Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices.

“These entities are laundering money to evade the disclosure of the actual contributors to Stand for Marriage Maine,” he adds.

Stand for Marriage Maine is the single-issue group formed to repeal the Maine Legislature’s spring legalization of gay marriage. Maine allows for a “people’s veto” of laws. National and local anti-gay groups are behind Stand for Marriage Maine, including the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the Knights of Columbus and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Hmm, all those familiar pious orgs, huh? In the first filing disclosure, the total amount donated by individuals was — get this — $400. Out of over $343K reported. Notably, Maggie’s NOMskulls are leading the pack in shady reporting.

“Over the last ten months the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been sticking its nose in every state where any same-sex marriage activity has been taking place,” Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, told On Top Magazine in an email. “They have an unlimited bank account, and have been spending millions upon millions of dollars around the country with absolutely no accountability. They refuse to abide by election laws and IRS reporting laws to reveal the source of their funding.”

One Blender’s had enough. Mbarber has asked the IRS to investigate NOM (click the above image).

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