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Amazon founder donates $2.5 million to same-sex ‘marriage’ campaign
Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI

Posted on 07/31/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT by NYer

OLYMPIA, Washington, July 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The fight for traditional marriage in Washington state is heating up with the announcement that billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have pledged $2.5 million to homosexual lobbyists. The donation comes after opponents of the state’s new gay “marriage” law stopped the legislation in its tracks by collecting and filing over 240,000 signatures in support of a referendum on the November ballot.

The contribution makes the Amazon couple the largest financial backer of homosexual “rights” in the state, according to the NY Times, far outstripping the $100k donation by Bill Gates and Steven A. Ballmer of Microsoft.

Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State, a Democrat, signed the homosexual “marriage” bill into law in February, making Washington the seventh U.S. state to redefine marriage, in addition to the District of Columbia.

The bill was expected to take effect in June, however, Preserve Marriage Washington gathered and filed 247,331 signatures supporting a referendum, far more than the required 120,577.

Joseph Backholm, Chairman of Preserve Marriage Washington, said the large numbers that supported the referendum initiative show that public opinion is on the side of traditional marriage.

“Despite attempts by some to skew what we really think, support for preserving marriage remains strong across our great state,” Backholm said, adding that the homosexualist agenda “is not about equality or fairness; same-sex couples already have the same legal rights as married couples. Our opponents’ goals are to make marriage genderless, to de-emphasize the unique roles of mothers and fathers, and to completely remake the institution of marriage.”

Backholm pointed out that every time the question of same-sex “marriage” has been brought before voters, the people have voted to protect traditional marriage.

“Thirty-two States have voted in favour of traditional marriage; 0 States have voted in favour of “gay marriage,” Backholm observed.

“For thousands of years, marriage between one man and one woman has proven to be the cornerstone of our society. Thirty-two other states have already voted to preserve marriage—November 6 is our opportunity to do the same.”


Contact info:

Jeff Bezos, President, CEO, Amazon.com
1200 12th Avenue South Suite 1200 Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206)266-1000
Email: jeff@amazon.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: amazon; bezos; fundingtheleft; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage; wa2012; washington; washingtonstate
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 2:04:43 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 07/31/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

D@mn!!!

There goes amazon from my list....


3 posted on 07/31/2012 2:09:23 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: NYer

OMG! I do a lot of shopping on Amazon for the great money I save. I’m sure FReepers will tell me what I should do.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 2:09:30 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: NYer

No more Amazon purchases for me. Ever.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 2:10:41 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: clee1

seriously...and I ALWAYS buy from Amazon- no more...stop buying General Mills as well...


6 posted on 07/31/2012 2:13:48 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NYer

Some governor of a State should threaten to revoke Amazon’s right to do business in their State ... just to make a point.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 2:17:50 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: NYer

Some governor of a State should threaten to revoke Amazon’s right to do business in their State ... just to make a point.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: NYer

Damn. I just ordered a couple of items via Amazon a couple of days ago. There were other avenues I could have taken, and now I wish I had. I’m sick to death of finding myself doing business with companies that turn out to be supporting deviancy. This Chick-Fil-A situation has been a big wake-up call to be much more vigilant.

I’d rather not spend any money at all, than be lining the pockets of these degenerate scumbags that have turned the whole damned country into such a noxious cultural sewer.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 2:18:03 PM PDT by greene66
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To: clee1

ditto


10 posted on 07/31/2012 2:18:50 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: WashingtonSource

I assume you’ll stop using computers too, since Gates and Ballmer gave big $$ to the same cause and Apple is run by a gay guy.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NYer

So since that conflicts with the values of the 30 states that ban gay marriage in their constitutions, and 12 that ban it by statute, amazon should not be allowed to do business in those states. / sarc


12 posted on 07/31/2012 2:22:10 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: NYer

I’ve just sent an email to Bozo and to Amazon telling him that his customer base is top heavy with normal families and it’s time to balance things out.

The top 99% need to get out of the way so Amazon can devote full time to their homosexual base.

I will NEVER again make a purchase from Amazon again!


13 posted on 07/31/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: nascarnation

Won’t stop using computers but it may be a long time before I upgrade.

Then I will be much more aware of my choices.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 2:33:42 PM PDT by super7man
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To: nascarnation
Someone pointed out that the $100,000 Gates & Ballmer donated was like a dime to them.

Interesting point...especially because the microsoft HQ is in WA.

I believe that Gates/Ballmer may have just given the token amount to get the gay activists off their back.

I know Gates is a leftie, but I don't think he's as much of a leftie as these other fruities. And Ballmer splits his political donations 50/50.

15 posted on 07/31/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: NYer

Buy my stuff elsewhere... see ya Amazon!


16 posted on 07/31/2012 2:37:33 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: NYer

Just deleted Amazon from my favorites.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: nascarnation

Well, we do what we can... I’m leaving amazon... I’m sure someone out there can give amazon a run for their money...


18 posted on 07/31/2012 2:40:38 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: IbJensen

I did likewise, and closed my Amazon account.

I used to spend THOUSANDS of $$$ a year via Amazon.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Sacrifice some minor comforts for a little moral backbone? Na, not you...


20 posted on 07/31/2012 2:42:41 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: New Jersey Realist
OMG! I do a lot of shopping on Amazon for the great money I save. I’m sure FReepers will tell me what I should do.

Ditto! I bit my tongue and then unsubscribed from Amazon. I plan to email Bezos and suggest you do the same.

21 posted on 07/31/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: dps.inspect

I almost placed an order with amazon today. Thanks FR.

Going to Walmart instead.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: New Jersey Realist
I do a lot of shopping on Amazon for the great money I save. I’m sure FReepers will tell me what I should do

Use Amazon as a price shopping tool, then purchase elsewhere.

23 posted on 07/31/2012 2:59:37 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: NYer

Did both... I was an early Amazon user...

Enough Queers in my face... My tolerance has gone to zero...

Now off to Chick-Fil-A...


24 posted on 07/31/2012 3:00:14 PM PDT by CenTex (Go Cruz!!!! (looking good as voting proceeds))
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To: NYer

Great. Another business to boycott. I order a ton of stuff off Amazon. They can kiss my business good bye. They are only hurting themselves by turning into a gay mafia.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 3:00:14 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: NYer
Just an FYI - not trying to be negative . . .

Amazon now charges tax for Texas purchasers
26 posted on 07/31/2012 3:00:14 PM PDT by RushingWater (Let's have a brokered convention and page Sarah Palin - especially if Condi is the VP nominee)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I had been a fairly strong proponent of Amazon - but when I heard what Bezos did, I sent an e-mail to Amazon telling them that my business with them was over. I cancelled my Amazon Prime renewal and now I’ll get something else to replace my Kindle. This a battle for the future of our country and Amazon just picked the wrong side.


27 posted on 07/31/2012 3:02:48 PM PDT by Chainmail (Warfare is too serious to be left to the amateurs)
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To: bicyclerepair

Sent them an email, I will confer with my wife tonight and wait for a response from Amazon before canceling... give them a chance to correct their action... give um 24 hours...


28 posted on 07/31/2012 3:03:52 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: WashingtonSource
No more Amazon purchases for me. Ever.

Ditto! Just canceled my account with Amazon and sent Bezos an email. Suggest you do the same.

29 posted on 07/31/2012 3:05:48 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I love Amazon, too. What’s a person to do?


30 posted on 07/31/2012 3:10:04 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: New Jersey Realist

STOP USING AMAZON.


31 posted on 07/31/2012 3:14:52 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: GunsAndBibles

Great idea. And as for books, buy second-hand from other vendors, always listed at Amazon.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: dps.inspect
Sent them an email, I will confer with my wife tonight and wait for a response from Amazon before canceling... give them a chance to correct their action... give um 24 hours...

They should give a matching amount to a pro-family group. I'm sure Chik-fil-A could give them some suggestions.

I too am fed up with the gay agenda being shoved in my face 24/7. Pushing gay literature is one thing, but actively promoting the "gay marriage" agenda with a gigantic donation is quite another. I'll be redirecting my (formerly significant) business with Amazon elsewhere from now on. Ditto Office Depot and lady gaga.

33 posted on 07/31/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: NYer
The real goal seems to be an attack of Christian conservatives, outrage over gay marriage is the means. Obama mocked traditional Americans --clinging to their guns or religion.

Both are under attack. Part of our culture, basics and glue of our freedoms.

34 posted on 07/31/2012 3:22:02 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: greene66
I’d rather not spend any money at all, than be lining the pockets of these degenerate scumbags that have turned the whole damned country into such a noxious cultural sewer.

Ditto. Just canceled my Amazon account and sent an email message to Jeff Bezos. Suggest you do the same. Christmas looms on the horizon. You have time to look around and find an alternate supplier for your purchases.

35 posted on 07/31/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

I have spent a lot via Amazon and they have done several things in the past but I am seriously going to look at http://www.overstock.com/ and http://www.buy.com/ from now on along with letting Amazon know why I will be using other means...


36 posted on 07/31/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: what's up
$100K to them is like us giving a bum a $1 just so they'll go away. $2.5mil on the other hand.....

Anyway, Microsoft is just the OS so one could run linux if they really wanted to be "pure".

37 posted on 07/31/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by lwd
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To: NYer

I have shopped Amazon for years. Would appreciate learning of an alternative if anyone has a site to replace it.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: NYer

If anyone knows of an internet company as GREAT as Amazon I would sure like to know about it. Oh, as long as the owner doesn’t promote gay or liberal causes...</sheez >


39 posted on 07/31/2012 4:04:07 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: NYer; All

If anyone knows of an internet company as GREAT as Amazon I would sure like to know about it. Oh, as long as the owner doesn’t promote gay or liberal causes...</sheez >


40 posted on 07/31/2012 4:04:49 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: NYer

I did very close to $5000 purchases from Amazon last year. I just cancelled all my subscriptions to products and e-mailed them. I told them to check how much I had been ordering , and then to watch closely how much I order in the future. Damn Bezos and his left wing cronies. Actions have consequences.


41 posted on 07/31/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Dick Bachert
STOP USING AMAZON.

What is your approved FR alternative?

42 posted on 07/31/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NYer

How do you get rich running a company that has never (unless recently?) had a profit?


43 posted on 07/31/2012 4:13:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: NYer

Sounds like Jeff and Amazon are about to be Chick-Filleted!

What goes around comes around.


44 posted on 07/31/2012 4:15:42 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: NYer

Us conservatives we dont push for tyrranical bans on businesses who promote sexual corruptions. We just don’t send them our business. That way when they tank they have themselves to blame and no one stopped them from choosing to fail on their own.


45 posted on 07/31/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Fledermaus
How do you get rich running a company that has never (unless recently?) had a profit?

You need to study business my friend, LOL.

In general there is zero correlation between company performance and executive compensation.

46 posted on 07/31/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

A local bricks and mortar store owned and operated by a Christian neighbor. And, yes, for a few percentage points more!


47 posted on 07/31/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: nascarnation

Yeah, I got my economics and accounting degrees in the early 80’s. I’m behind the times! lol


48 posted on 07/31/2012 4:22:49 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: NYer
TarGay,

Gay C Penny,

Homo Depot,

Now Amazon, pretty soon I won't have anywhere to shop.

Just imagine all the money I'll save by not having to buy stuff I don't really need from retailers that cater to less than 2% of the population.

49 posted on 07/31/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: Fledermaus

In the new bizzaro world of business, the companies doing the worst seem to often pay the best.

Each incoming “savior” has to be recruited and paid top dollar.

Yahoo is a great example - 4 CEOs and 2 interim CEOs in 5 years.


50 posted on 07/31/2012 4:28:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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