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Secret Prop 8 Donor Revealed

Timothy Kincaid

October 30th, 2008

A few days ago the Yes on 8 campaign announced

“Through the grace of God, one of our most fervent supporters has agreed to make a sacrificial gift to match, dollar for dollar, whatever you and others can donate, up to a total of $1 million. That means that every dollar you give will buy two dollars in advertising time.

But they declined to identify the donor.

Now the No on 8 Campaign has identified the secret donor.

Alan Ashton, of Lindon, Utah, a Mormon and grandson of David O. McKay, President of the Mormon Church from 1951-1970. Ashton made his fortune in software.

Well now there’s a shocker. A Utah Mormon.

Update: That software that Alan Ashton made his fortune in? Wordperfect. Ashton is one of the company’s co-founders.  This matches Bruce Bastian’s donation of $1 million. Bastian is the other Wordperfect co-founder.



October 30th, 2008 | LINK

It’s Tit for Tat.

Alan C. Ashton made his fortune with WordPerfect.

Bruce Bastian, co-founder of (guess what!) WordPerfect, made his million dollar donation to the NO on Prop 8.

Mr. Ashton and Mr. Bastian are probably not talking to each other after this.

Samantha Davis
October 30th, 2008 | LINK

Well, I guess this just goes to show that a fool and his money are easily parted…

I think bigots are a type of fool, don’t you?

October 31st, 2008 | LINK

I often wish that my husband and I would win the PowerBall (When it hits $200 Million) and then donate $10 Million of it to each of the “No on Prop. xxx” campaigns around the country!

And still have plenty left over!

California – Vote “NO” on Prop. 8!
Arizona – Vote “NO” on Prop. 102! AGAIN!
Florida – Vote “NO” on Amendment 2!
Connecticut – Vote “NO” on Question 1!

Benjamin Clark
November 3rd, 2008 | LINK

Isn’t it Ironic that the very religion (the Mormon Church) that the Evangelicals tend to despise and brand as a “non-Christian cult” is actually out-donating them on this issue that they (Evangelicals) brought forth in California – prop 8? Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and other early LDS leaders would roll in their graves to know that the Church that Joseph founded is in cahoots with the enemy that persecuted the Mormon church from New York to Utah – the protestant/Evangelical.

November 3rd, 2008 | LINK

We talked at Sunday brunch about that aspect. The Catholics and the Evangelicals are all sitting back with big grins on their faces saying: “Look how the Mormons are spending THEIR millions on this.”

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