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Sure, a few employees were getting axed at the same time, but hey, it was a question of priorities:

Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family gave $727,250 in cash and services to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign in California, according to records released by the California secretary of state, including a $100,000 check in late October, just days before the evangelical media empire announced it planned to lay off nearly 20 percent of its employees.

While there has been public scrutiny of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its attempts to influence the campaign to reverse a California Supreme Court ruling allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, Focus on the Family and related donors pumped more than six times as much as the Mormon church did into the ProtectMarriage.com campaign, records show.

Let's hope James Dobson and his disciples get the same scrutiny the Mormons did in the aftermath of what the Colorado Independent cites as "the most expensive social-issue ballot question in national history." And incidentally, mad props to the CI for digging through the records and piecing the intricate money trail together. This is what investigative journalism looks like.
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Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 07:00 PM PST.

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