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BUSTED! – The Mormon Church To Be Fined By The California Fair Political Practices Commission Over Proposition 8 Donations

The California 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. The fine comes in response to a complaint filed in November 2008 by Fred Karger, a gay-rights activist and co-founder of Californians Against Hate, who accused the Mormon Church of failing to report the value of the work it did to support Proposition 8.

The investigation revealed that the church unintentionally failed to file daily reports detailing approximately $37,000 in non-monetary contributions,” a statement on the church’s website read. “The amount of contributions not reported represented the cost of staff time spent by church employees on activities to help the Yes on 8 committee during the final two weeks of the election.” (Right.)

$37,000 isn’t alot.  But it’s a start.  NOW it’s time to go after their tax-exempt status.

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Late Disco Legend Sylvester’s Estate Gives Two AIDS Groups 140K

The late disco diva Sylvester James, a flamboyant and openly gay disco superstar from San Francisco died over 21 years ago at the age of 41 from complications due to AIDS  Shortly before his death Sylvester had bequeathed his future royalties to local AIDS groups, but Sylvester died deeply in debt there was no money to distribute until the late 90s. Once his advances were repaid, his early-career label Fantasy Records then kept the money in an account until its proper recipient could be legally determined..

Last week that the AIDS Emergency Fund and Project Open Hand split a check from the drag performer’s estate totaling nearly $140,000. “When I came into this job seven and a half years ago, I inherited three bankers’ boxes filled with all of the early records from Sylvester’s estate. The documents were page after page of all the financial records of his estate, which clearly showed we had tremendous amounts of help with debt and a clear path to having them paid off,” said Mike Smith, executive director of the AIDS Emergency Fund. “AEF never expected this estate to pay out the way it just has.”

With he advent of iTunes and the recent usage of Sylvester’s music in movies means that more money will be coming. Project Open Hand reports that their 25% share of the first distribution will buy 13,000 meals for people with AIDS.

Sylvester would be estatic.

WATCH Gay Teen Derrick Martin Talk About His Prom And Gay Rights – Donation’s For Derrick Information Included (Video)

Gay Georgia teen Derrick Martin, whose parents kicked him out of the house following media attention surrounding his school’s decision to allow him to bring a male date to prom:
PayPal Donations can be sent directly to Derrick for Prom and Living Expenses can be sent via PayPal to martinrd2@mgc.edu or via Clicking THIS LINK

“Its the same thing as African Americans wanting their right or any minority group wanting their rights. Every person is a human being, and they deserve their rights.”

The Human Rights Campaign’s President Joe Solmonese Wins Fashion Award By Wearing Your Hard Earned Donations On His Back

Well doesn’t that beat all. Worthless HRC President (Little) Joe Solmonsleaze won one of Washington Life’s Best Dressed Awards for 2010!

ELEGANT ACTIVIST: Joe Solmonese. The president of the Human Rights Campaign favors designers Ann Demeulemeester, Billy Reid, and Dolce and Gabbana

With a yearly salary of over $300k a year he can certainly afford Dolce and Gabbana (And his hair plugs) But just remember WHERE his salary comes from.  YOUR donations.  So next time you are scrimping and saving and secretly shopping at Pennys, Sears, or gasp WALMART to save money so you can have some left over to donate to the HRC. Just remember that it’s going for a worthy cause. 

Joe’s wardrobe.