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Mormon is Out at Los Angeles Film Festival

Posted on 25 November 2008 by admin

Richard Raddon, the Mormon director of the LA Film Festival, has resigned from his job following the uproar of controversy around his $1500 donation to the Yes on 8 campaign.

The donation came to light lmost two weeks ago, a revelation that caused Raddon to tender his resignation to Film Independent. At the time, the board did not accept Raddon’s offer, though the move didn’t quite stem the debate over Raddon’s future and whether a potential boycott would devastate the festival when it returns next summer. 

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Mormon Employed by Jewish Org Draws Ire

Posted on 20 November 2008 by admin

From the Jewish Daily Forward:

Mark Paredes, the Los Angeles-based national director of Latino outreach for the American Jewish Congress, is taking heat from liberal Jews who opposed Proposition 8 — the ballot initiative that amends the California state constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage — for his outspoken support of the measure.

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No Milk For Cinemark: Don’t See Milk at H8 Theater

Posted on 19 November 2008 by admin

NoMilkForCinemark.com is a new site trying to go beyond a boycott of Cinemark Theaters to specifically ask people NOT to see Milk, the eagerly awaited film about Gay pioneer Harvey Milk, at a Cinemark Theater. The CEO of Cinemark, Alan Stock, donated $9999 to the Yes on 8 Campaign, and the site is outraged that the company will now profit from showing MILK in his theaters.

Of course we’re all going to see Milk though! The site proclaims, “if 1,000 of us commit to see MILK at a competitor’s theater instead of Cinemark, at an average cost of $10 per ticket, that’s $10,000 of lost revenue”

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The Mormons New Friends

Posted on 18 November 2008 by admin

I’ve been reading up on some of the Mormons new friends (Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, etc) and I think that my head is going to explode.  Not only have their Prop 8 friends been on the attack with Marriott, trying to get them to remove porn from their hotel rooms, they did a swift boat on Mitt Romney early in the campaign since Romney was on the Marriott’s board from 1992 to 2001.  They later warmed up to Mitt though still tried to get out the word, through a questionable Romney quote, that Mormons are not Christians. (Hey Mormons, it’s just a word! Can’t you find something else to call yourselves?)

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Park City Record Editorial on Prop 8

Posted on 18 November 2008 by admin

Editorial from the Park City Record:

On Nov. 4, Americans throughout the land celebrated a momentous civil rights triumph — the election of the nation’s first African-American president. The positive impact of the election is still reverberating, not only across this country, but around the world. People of every race, religion, gender and political persuasion see it as a universal sign that inequality and prejudice will soon be relegated to unhappy chapters in our history books.

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Are All Mormon Owned Businesses Fair Game?

Posted on 18 November 2008 by admin

The Desert Sun has an article about boycott efforts and suspicion of Mormon business owners, and reports that some are advocating a boycott of all LDS owned businesses — regardless of financial support to passing Proposition 8.  “I didn’t make a contribution. I’m just so exhausted explaining myself,” said Rick Seidner, who has owned Rick’s in Palm Springs for 23 years. 

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Remember Who Made the First Blacklist Threat

Posted on 17 November 2008 by admin

Another reminder to folks who are outraged that No on 8 is calling out people. Before the election, Bill O’Reilly asked Sonja Eddings Brown if “you guys are really going to do that?” with regards to calling out people and organizations that support equality. She slips in a a shot at AT&T while defending their plan.

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Prop 8 Proponents Threats to No on 8 Donors

Posted on 17 November 2008 by admin

Let’s not let this pass our memory too quickly.  You may recall that Proposition 8 sent out threat letters to donors to No on 8 demanding an in-kind donation to help put Prop 8 forward.  And now they are complaining about the No on 8 boycott and blacklist?

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Who to Boycott and Why

Posted on 17 November 2008 by admin

I’m starting to embrace the boycott, or at least feel that it’s inevitable to avoid certain companies or businesses. Here’s why.

First, people associated with these businesses, or the businesses themselves, have made a public statement by their support of Prop 8.  This is not our problem: it falls directly on the companies themselves.  A lot of effort is being made by some to try to discern the circumstances around the donation.  From my perspective, this is simply a PR disaster for the companies and it’s up to them to do damage control.  That being said, if it’s clear that a donation was made by a low level employee, I don’t think it’s fair to target them.

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Proposition 8 Blacklist/Boycott List

Posted on 16 November 2008 by admin

I’m getting a lot of traffic from Google from people looking for the blacklist/boycott list for prop 8, so I thought I’d do a post to summarize some of the available resources, both on this site and a number of others. If you’re wondering what you can do on top of boycotting, Stop8.org is a good place to find out.

But first, there are a few companies that I’ve personally decided to avoid: Marriott (including Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, SpringHill Suites, and Ritz-Carlton Hotels) and Cinemark Theaters (including Century Theaters, CineArts, and Tinseltown Theaters). 

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Targeting Mormons Unfair?

Equality California estimates that Mormons donated as much as $20 million to Prop. 8, while the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal group, gave $1.25 million to the effort and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, $200,000.

 

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