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An Up Close Look at the Hate-Fueled Funders Behind Prop. 8

The separation of church and state means nothing to these people.

In a previous post on the anti-marriage initiative in California called Proposition 8 (aka Prop Hate), I discussed one funder of this hateful proposal, the odious Howard Ahmanson, a well-known christianist extremist.

Now, here's another, the less-well-known Vineyard Group of Mesa, AZ who donated $35,000 to the National Organization for Marriage of Princeton, NJ, one of the prime movers behind Prop Hate. (Email me if you need back up for this).

Turns out that Broc Hiatt of the Vineyard Group is a director of the Institute for American Values, a think tank that runs websites like The Happiest Wives where we learn that, among other things, "a breadwinning husband," wives "who stay at home," and "shared religious attendance" make for Stepford contented wives. Perhaps the oddest criteria for happy wives, however, is "traditional gender attitudes:"