Anti-marriage equality groups already out of compliance with financial reporting laws in Washington State

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 9:02 pm

The Oregon-based Faith and Freedom group of organizations — Faith and Freedom Network, Faith and Freedom Foundation, and Faith and Freedom PAC — has been playing a visible role in the campaign led by National Organization for Marriage’s local arm, Preserve Marriage Washington, attempting to overturn Washington’s civil marriage equality law. Earlier this year, Faith [...]

Is Gary Randall illegally advocating against Obama’s re-election on a 501(c)3′s website?

By: Thursday October 27, 2011 12:28 pm

Can an inactive PAC advocate against a candidate on the website of a 501(c)3 organization? Today anti-gay activist Gary Randall posted the text below on his blog. The blog is a project of Faith and Freedom Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. 501(c)3s are not allowed to advocate for or against particular candidates. It sure looks to [...]

Why is Protect Marriage Washington filing an emergency motion for secrecy after they’ve divulged their own identities?

By: Sunday October 23, 2011 4:32 pm

Talk about closing the barn door after the horse is bolted and you’ve torched the barn. Protect Marriage Washington filed an emergency motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, asking the court to stay the October 17th order issued by Federal District Judge Benjamin Settle that as per the state’s Public Records [...]

Gary Randall’s Pitiful PAC

By: Monday November 1, 2010 3:00 pm

Tomorrow is election day, so it’s time to size up the political effectiveness of Washington’s favorite meddling Oregonian, Gary Randall.  Randall is the anti-family theocrat who joined forces last year with Larry Stickney in the failed attempt to repeal Washington’s comprehensive domestic partnership law via Referendum 71. Randall has been promoting his Faith and Freedom [...]

Gary Randall’s judicial pick convicted of felony

By: Monday November 23, 2009 10:00 pm

By now we’re all familiar with Oregon resident Gary Randall because of his recent involvement in the campaign to repeal Washington’s domestic partnership law via Referendum 71.  But his legacy of interference in Washington politics goes deeper than that and is having very real consequences for the people of Washington.  Back in May when I [...]

The Referendum 71 campaign money situation

By: Wednesday October 14, 2009 2:36 pm

The monthly campaign expenditure numbers came out last night and are reported on the Washington Public Disclosure Commission’s website.  As predicted, radical-right extremists have dumped last-minute money into the race.  Family Policy Institute of Washington plopped $200,000 into the mysterious new PAC called “Vote Reject on R-71″ that appeared late last week.  FPIW bills itself [...]

Major warning sign: Protect Marriage Washington has stopped asking for money

By: Friday October 2, 2009 11:00 am

Blend readers keeping tabs on Referendum 71 in Washington will know how unusual it is for our key opponents of domestic partnerships to not issue daily asks for money.  Yet Protect Marriage Washington hasn’t bothered to ask for contributions since September 15th.  This is very worrying – not for them, but for us.  Here’s why: [...]

Gary Randall "shocked" that his petition mercenaries did a bad job

By: Monday August 17, 2009 4:30 pm

Gary Randall’s blog posts are always a walk on the wild side, but today’s is a particular hoot. We are particularly concerned about the several thousand [petition signers] deemed “not registered” voters and the 501 signatures they say don’t match the signature on file. Yeah, I’d have expected much better quality from Gary’s paid signature [...]

Gary Randall just can’t play it straight

By: Thursday August 6, 2009 11:00 am

Gary Randall posted a fundraising plea August 5th on his redundant Referendum 71 vanity blog.  In it he claims I have included the latest communication from the Secretary [of State]‘s office. Except that wasn’t the latest communication.  It was the Sec’y of State’s blog post from August 3rd, which is the last time that the [...]

Gary & Larry’s Financial Priorities

By: Friday July 17, 2009 3:53 pm

After flouting Washington state law for 6 days, Oregonian and tax evader Gary Randall finally filed his campaign expense report for June yesterday.  From it we learn the same lesson we learned from the June report filed by his Referendum 71 comrade Larry Stickney: Gary and Larry’s priorities are apparently to compensate themselves first and [...]

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