Friday, October 31, 2008

Word Perfect prop 8 wars

Apparently  Alan Aston, founder of Word Perfect,  is donating up to 1 million dollars for prop-8, effectively canceling out his Word Perfect partner Bruce Bastion's 1 million dollars against prop-8.

Mormon donations now exceed $20 million , causing proposition 8 to be the most expensive social issue in American history.

The NO on Prop 8 campaign today announced that the secret $1 million donor to Prop 8 has been revealed: Alan Ashton, of Lindon, Utah.

According to the Deseret News, Ashton is a Mormon and grandson of David O. McKay, President of the Mormon Church from 1951-1970. Ashton made his fortune in software.

The donation was reported by the Prop 8 campaign on October 28.

The funds were in the form of matching funds to air a TV commercial that includes images of children who are being aired over the objection of their parents.

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