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Brad Pitt Gives to Fight Proposition 8

Timothy Kincaid

September 17th, 2008

Back in September 2006, Brad Pitt announced that he and Angelina Jolie would not marry because gay people could not marry:

Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able

Some might have thought that was just a convenient way of supporting a cause while avoiding pressures to marry. But now Pitt has put his money where his mouth is. The LA Times is reporting that he has given $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign.

Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8

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Joel
September 17th, 2008 | LINK

Hes built, toned, hes talented but best of all… hes a hero!

Jason D
September 17th, 2008 | LINK

might want to reconsider the headline.

“Brad Pitt Gives To Prop 8″ makes it sounds like he is giving money in support of the proposition.

I almost pooed myself!

Jim Burroway
September 17th, 2008 | LINK

I like your choice of photos though.

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September 17th, 2008 | LINK

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Taylor
September 17th, 2008 | LINK

I agree with Jason about the headline making it sound as though Pitt supports Prop. 8–until I actually read the article, *I* thought he did.

Go Brad!

Emily K
September 17th, 2008 | LINK

he’s just a pretty boy. :-\ Go ahead gays, crucify me!!!

Timothy Kincaid
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Thanks guys… it’s fixed now

cowboy
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

If Mr. Pitt would donate that shirt and Levis he is wearing in that picture (which, by the way, is not a recent one) we could auction/raffle them off for lots more than $100K.

I’m grateful for his generosity and his moral support. Thanks Mr. Pitt.

I’m going to watch Thelma & Louise tonight just as a token of my appreciation. (But I loved him best in Meet Joe Black.)

Ben in Oakland
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

David Geffen is gay and worth a few billion. where is he? He wouldn’t miss 10 mill or so.

Barbra Streisand has a gay son and is owrth, I think, 200 mill. How about $100,000, BS?

Oprah tells us she’s on our side. Got an extra $100,000.

Patrick Knight, where are you?

Neal Patrick Harris, where are you?

Steven Spielberg quit the boy scouts over their anti-gay policies. Where are you right now?

Tony Kushner, what are you doing right now?

Does anyone know Bill Gates?

Feel free to ads your own to the list. i’m not that much up on pop culture.

Feel free to add yoyur own

Ben in Oakland
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Melissa Etheridge– where’s the concert?

Rosie– any time for us? Any friends you might have?

George Takei– how about talking to Spock and Kirk?

I admit, I don’t know what they are doing. but whatever they are doing, they should be more visible.

cowboy
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Just as Obama needs to walk a tight rope with endorsements from high-profile celebrities for fear he gets labeled an elitist, we gays need to carefully avoid looking too Hollywoodish and appeal to those “undecided” voters who recognize our basic goal is equality. Celebrity money and moral support is always welcome but we need to stand on the principle of fairness in the eyes of the Constitution. That will convince more of the voters.

I was invited to a gathering of mostly Mormons at a social function last night. I was surprised by some of the comments of the people about the Proposition 8. Some of those I thought were ardent (orthodox) Mormons were saying it is not a big deal if the proposition fails. (Nearly floored me.) But, (sigh) I recognize I will never know what they do behind the curtain at the voting booth as opposed to standing in front of me and saying these things to me face-to-face.

Jason D
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

are all contributions public? Is it possible to contribute anonymously.
Some celebrities do contribute to the world around them, but do so secretly due to modesty, privacy, or other concerns.

The finances of these celebs are not a matter of public record, so we don’t know how well they are doing. In hollywood, it’s best to put forth the appearance of wealth and success. Like with other situations, people are more likely to hire you, and work with you, when it looks like you don’t need the money.
The people mentioned so far in the comments are not A-Listers, so who knows what they’re making.

Eddie89
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Yet another reason to like Brad Pitt!!! What a hunk! And he’s got a BIG, FAT, wallet! :-)

Eddie89
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Jason D – I believe that since this is a public voting issue, all donations have to be made public.

Ben in Oakland – I used the handy, dandy LA Times search tool, located here to lookup some of these celebs and see how much, if any, they have donated to FIGHT Prop. 8!

From your list:

David Geffen – $50,000 (Oppose)
Barbra Streisand – $0 (No records found)
Oprah Winfrey – $0 (No records found)
Patrick Knight – $0 (No records found)
Neil Patrick Harris – $0 (No records found)
Steven Spielberg – $0 (No records found)
Tony Kushner – $0 (No records found)
William (Bill) Gates – $0 (No records found)
Melissa Etheridge – $0 (No records found)
Rosie O’Donnell – $0 (No records found)
George Takei – $100 (Oppose)
George Takei – $2,500 (Oppose)

Wow! Pretty sad list! Either they are all broke, doubt it, they are waiting until the last minute, doubt that too, or they want others to give.

Well, at least I feel better about myself now that I looked all of this up! Because even though I am currently unemployed (thanks to ASU for laying me off last month!!!) I gave money to FIGHT Prop. 8 in California, Prop. 102 in Arizona and Amendment 2 in Florida! Which is more than these “celebs” can say!

Eddie89
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Although, I wonder if the people that give money to HRC do not show up on this list? Because HRC would then be the one making the contribution. Even though it was made up of money that came from other people.

Maybe that’s what’s happened here?

I prefered to give my money directly to the cause, because I don’t like how HRC siphons off some of the funding for their own operating costs and Joe’s salary, over $250k per year!

Eddie89
September 18th, 2008 | LINK

Ok, I do have to give some props to HRC. I looked them up and this is what I found:

California Prop. 8:
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN – $237,409 (Oppose)

Eddie89
October 9th, 2008 | LINK

Well, add T.R. Knight to the list! He just donated $50,000 to “NO” on Prop. 8!

From the Advocate:


California – Vote “NO” on Prop. 8!
Arizona – Vote “NO” on Prop. 102! AGAIN!
Florida – Vote “NO” on Amendment 2!

JustJohn
December 14th, 2008 | LINK

I pity and pray for the simple minded, who are either enslaved to the sin of homosexual behavior or support the ludicrous notion that homosexuals should be able to marry or adopt. Their thinking is nothing more then mere folly, as a man made marriage contract will never legitimize the perverse behavior in the eyes of a Holy and Righteous God.

Neither will naming a detestable, immoral and perverse behavior as “being gay.”

One cannot argue ignorance in this matter, for God’s word revealed to us over two thousand years ago: “Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”

FACT: The only fruit homosexual unions are capable of producing is disease and death. Consider the weight of the evidence produced by the AIDS and HIV pandemic.

Scriptural Truth will always trump political correctness.

Just John3:16

Timothy Kincaid
December 15th, 2008 | LINK

JustJohn (is that a reference to “Just Jack”?),

Thank you for your comment. Occasionally we forget the hatred that lives in the heart of those who seek to use religion as a club to attack and condemn others and comments like yours remind us that we are fighting a true evil.

May God have mercy on you.

A.J.
January 7th, 2009 | LINK

How can u not love Brad!!! Thanks for the support!!

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