Tag Archives: Califorians Against Hate

Michelangelo Signorile Calls Out Media For Ignoring GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of “Death To Gays” Pastor

As I noted again in the post below this one, so far only Rachel Maddow has reported on last weekend’s “death to gays” convention, where three GOP presidential candidates were interviewed by Pastor Kevin Swanson in between his calls for the genocide of LGBT Americans. Today Michelangelo Signorile calls out the rest of the mainstream media. He writes: Where is ...

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Fred Karger Vs. NOM

Fred Karger’s Californians Against Hate have rebranded themselves as Rights Equal Rights as Karger takes his battle against NOM to New Hampshire.

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Activist Fred Karger Mulls Presidential Bid

In 2008, Fred Karger founded Californians Against Hate, the activist group that has led successful boycotts of anti-gay businesses and forced investigations of the Mormon Church and NOM. Yesterday Karger issued a press release announcing that he is considering a 2012 run for U.S. president. As an “independent Republican.” I would be the first openly gay candidate to seek the ...

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NOM Fires Carrie Prejean

The above is the headline on today’s press release from Fred Karger at Californians Against Hate. Karger opens with a letter to Maggie Gallagher. Dear Maggie — It looks like you fired former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, just like Donald Trump did back in June. She is no longer on your web site: nationformarriage.org I called your Washington, DC – ...

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Fred Karger Challenges NOM To Sign Oath Promising Not To Lie

Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate, who is being harassed by NOM’s attorneys for demanding their financial records, has issued a challenge for Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown to be completely truthful about their funding. What’s wrong with these people? Why are they working so hard to harm so many? What is their true motivation? Why do they continue to ...

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Maine Ethics Commission Recommends No Investigation Of Stand For Marriage

Saying that Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate did not present enough evidence, the staff of the Maine Ethics Commission has recommended there be no investigation into the fundraising activities of Stand For Marriage Maine. The full commission will vote today on the recommendation, but don’t hold your breath. Somebody got to somebody, I’m betting on it. UPDATE: Whee! I ...

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NOM Subpoenas Fred Karger

NOM has subpoenaed Californians Against Hate’s Fred Karger, demanding that he submit “any and all financial records” from his campaign to unearth their financing. That’s something that they themselves have refused to provide to the IRS and state groups as required by law. Karger writes in the Huffington Post: By subpoenaing me, they are forcing me to spend lots of ...

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Maine’s Campaign Ethics Commission Goes After NOM On Money Laundering

Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate is getting some traction in Maine regarding his allegation of NOM’s money laundering. Jonathan Wayne, Executive Director of State of Maine Commission of Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices, sent a strongly worded four page letter to Stand for Marriage Maine PAC (SFMMP) and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), seeking more information on the ...

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Maine: NOM Accused Of Money Laundering

Californians Against Hate has sent a letter to election officials in Maine, warning that the National Organization for Marriage and other groups may involved in some funny business with their donations. The charges arise out of the payments made to the professional petition gathering group that successfully put a repeal of same-sex marriage on the November ballot. From the letter ...

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Crying Uncle: Boycott Forces San Diego Hotelier To Donate To LGBT Causes

Almost a year into what some have called a very effective boycott of his businesses, San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester is preparing to donate an amount to LGBT organizations that equals his $125,000 Prop 8 donation. The donation will likely partially come in the form of hotel credits that local LGBT groups can use for fundraising. Manchester, a devout Catholic, ...

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More Questions About NOM’s Funding

Californians Against Hate has repeatedly requested NOM’s financial records with no response. What are they hiding? An LDS pipeline, you say? Where’s the Money Maggie??? Requests for National Organization Marriage Financial Reports Go Unanswered Californians Against Hate had representatives go by the Princeton, New Jersey offices of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) twice to get copies of their IRS ...

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Listen My Homos And You Shall Hear

Tomorrow Californians Against Hate will be launch a six-state online ad campaign in the Northeast to let everybody know that NOM, the National Organization for Marriage, is a front group for the Mormon Church. Banners ads will appear on the capital city hometown papers of states currently in play for marriage equality: NY, NJ, DE, ME, NH, and RI. Designed ...

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More Charges Of LDS Campaign Fraud

Californians Against Hate has filed a new complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission, charging that the Mormon Church created the National Organization for Marriage as a “secret front” for their anti-marriage equality activities in at least eight states. According to CAH, the church has not properly disclosed their costs in creating the organization. The Mormon Church appears to have ...

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A Familiar Boycott Conundrum

On Wednesday, Californians Against Hate launched a boycott against the Utah-based Ken Garff Automotive, which has 53 dealerships in six states, due to the $100K donation to Prop 8 by the head of the family that founded the company. That same day, CAH’s Fred Karger met with executives at the dealership chain and may be about to announce an amicable ...

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Mormongate

Californians Against Hate executive director Fred Karger is relentless. The money war over Proposition 8 shows no signs of letting up. Opponents of the measure, which banned gay marriage in California, said today that they plan to file a second complaint with the state alleging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints deliberately did not disclose its financial contributions ...

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Exposed: Mormon Church Spent Almost 100X More Money On Prop 8 Than Claimed

A lawsuit filed by Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate has forced the Mormon Church to disclose almost $200K in money it spent in support of Proposition 8, almost 100 times more than they previously claimed. Mormon church officials, facing an ongoing investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission, Friday reported nearly $190,000 in previously unlisted assistance to the ...

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California To Investigate Mormon Church On Prop 8 Financials

Californians Against Hate is seeing some action on their complaint. California officials are planning to investigate whether the Mormon church gave an accurate accounting of its role in the campaign that succeeded in getting a same-sex marriage ban approved in the state. The action by the California Fair Political Practices Commission came in response to a complaint filed two weeks ...

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The Dishonor Roll

Californians Against Hate has published a Dishonor Roll of the top contributors to Yes On 8. Most of the individual donors are Mormons. CAH estimates that 75% of the hate money is coming from Mormons. Most are from out-of-state. Here’s the top 20. 1. Knights of Columbus: $1,275,0002. National Organization For Marriage: $941,134.803. John Templeton:$900,0004. Howard Ahmanson, Jr.: $900,0005. American ...

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Bolthouse Farms Boycott Ends

Californians Against Hate has called off their boycott of Bolthouse Farms. The food fight is over. Nearly a month ago, opponents of Proposition 8 — which would amend the state Constitution to ban gay marriage — started a “soft boycott” of Bolthouse Farms, among the largest producers of fresh-cut carrots in the world and the maker of juices and smoothies ...

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San Diego Hyatt CFO: Gay Boycott Could Cost Millions

As LGBT and labor groups continue their boycott of Doug Manchester’s hotel properties in San Diego, the CFO of the company has warned executives that the losses may be in the millions. Several large groups have canceled conventions at the hotel since the boycott launched. Officials at the Manchester Financial Group have argued for weeks that a boycott by gay ...

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