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Gay marriage in Washington: Amazon's Jeff Bezos gives $2.5 million
LA Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Michael Muskal

Posted on 07/27/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have given $2.5 million to fund efforts in the state of Washington to legalize same-sex marriage, effectively doubling the current electoral war chest of proponents.

The gift was announced by Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to pass Referendum 74 in November. It's believed to be the largest individual gift “to secure or protect the freedom to marry,” the group said in a statement released on its website. Washington is one of four states where the issue of same-sex marriage will be on the ballot this year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: amazon; bezos; ebooks; fundingtheleft; homosexualagenda; marriageamendment; wa2012

1 posted on 07/27/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
I guess Chick-fil-a won't be catering the affair.
2 posted on 07/27/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Uncle Slayton

Amazon has no idea how many Pro Family, Anti Sodomite Christians will forever Boycott Amazon!


3 posted on 07/27/2012 1:22:11 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Sorry, I assumed there was an actual marriage ceremony.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Uncle Slayton
to secure or protect the freedom to marry,” the group said in a statement released on its website.

Never fall for the lie that this has anything to do with marriage or equality. This is about legitamizing perversion in our society

5 posted on 07/27/2012 1:42:03 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Uncle Slayton
How many children does Bezos have?
6 posted on 07/27/2012 1:46:55 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Uncle Slayton

What alternatives are there to Amazon?


7 posted on 07/27/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa
What alternatives are there to Amazon?

Pretty much everything on the internet.

8 posted on 07/27/2012 1:51:19 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: kanawa

Barnes and Noble.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 1:52:12 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Uncle Slayton
Now Amazon.

At this rate, there won't be anyone left for me to do business with.

10 posted on 07/27/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: kanawa

“What alternatives are there to Amazon?”

Someone posted bonanza.com on another thread. I’ve used Amazon regularly since 2000. I prefer to wait 3-5 days than get something immediately from Wal-mart. Living in Las Vegas, I don’t go out and battle traffic unless absolutely necessary. No more Amazon for me, and I currently have an order in transit. No more of my Kindle Fire. I won’t be able to use it and not think about Amazon supporting sodomy. I’m sickened that the profits they’ve made off me have gone for supporting that.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 1:56:55 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Never fall for the lie that this has anything to do with marriage or equality. This is about legitamizing perversion in our society

Worth repeating.

12 posted on 07/27/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Amazon is an Anti Christian organization that discriminates against families consisting of a man and a woman.

I think we need to boycott them.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Drat! My daughter recently gave me a new Kindle Fire and I love it. What to do to download books — any suggestions?


14 posted on 07/27/2012 2:19:48 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Uncle Slayton

So why isn’t this “controversial” or “causing a stir” like the Chick-Fil-A deal is? Huh, LA Slimes? No slant to your “stories”, huh?


15 posted on 07/27/2012 2:23:18 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: varina davis

Smash the Kindle.

Read books.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have given $2.5 million to fund efforts in the state of Washington to legalize same-sex marriage, effectively doubling the current electoral war chest of proponents.

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie certainly got it right when they created Amazon. It is a great website that I use frequently.

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie should not support heresy; it will do them no good, nor will it help Amazon. Maybe a competitor to Amazon will appear on the horizon. I would go there.

While these folks understand the market need for a web based retail business, they do not understand basic biology, sexual union, and the purpose of marriage between a man and an woman. I hope and pray that they repent.

17 posted on 07/27/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Uncle Slayton
This is the path that they have chosen and I will make my choice not to buy from them! Choices have consequences!
18 posted on 07/27/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: kanawa

“What alternatives are there to Amazon?”

I can’t speak to all manner of goods, but I found a toaster oven I’ve been looking for at the local Belks. It’s the same price as amazon. I know where I’ll be buying my oven, and the place doesn’t start with the letter “A.”

Cheers.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 4:57:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Probably just as many as boycott Apple, right?


20 posted on 07/27/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: pops88

I assume you’re giving up computers too since Apple is run by a gay guy and the Bill Gates Foundation supports liberal causes worldwide?


21 posted on 07/27/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Uncle Slayton

Time to boycott Amazon. Buy your books at a used book store or another online outlet.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 5:09:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nascarnation

“I assume you’re giving up computers too since Apple is run by a gay guy and the Bill Gates Foundation supports liberal causes worldwide?”

Maybe I’ll switch to Linux. I still have the right to pick and choose who I patronize. Also, I don’t have an Apple computer and I haven’t seen where Bill gates gave in support of Gays.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:29 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I have had an Amazon account for years. I did give them plenty of business.

I just cancelled my account and will send out the information on this God-hating liberal far and wide.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 5:26:27 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: pops88

I was just looking into buying a Kindle Fire for my wife’s birthday. I no longer am.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 5:28:39 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: pops88
I haven’t seen where Bill gates gave in support of Gays.

And now you have: http://www.christianpost.com/news/bill-gates-supports-gay-marriage-with-100k-gift-77655/

26 posted on 07/27/2012 5:29:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Uncle Slayton

Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but Ref. 74 would repeal what the WA Legislature passed, which was same-sex marriage. So Bezos would be donating to a group that OPPOSES Ref. 74.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 5:31:17 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: nascarnation

Thanks for sharing that.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 5:36:33 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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I’m off Amazon as of now.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 8:38:20 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: nascarnation

It is disappointing to see things like this happen, but people are foolish if they think they are doing business with companies that don’t support liberal causes. It is the feel good, public image of companies anymore.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 10:18:03 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Ronald_Magnus

A law was passed by Washington’s legislature to legalize same sex marriage. Then, a group gathered enough signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to vote yes or no on the law.

Yes on the law means they want it to stay.

No means they want to get rid of it.

Bezos donated to the side running ads for “Vote Yes”. So Bezos and Amazon are advocating for the recognition of same-sex marriages.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 11:27:11 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: risen_feenix

Thanks for clearing that up.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 3:22:00 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: varina davis
What to do to download books — any suggestions?

First, install the great program calibre on your computer. This allows you to convert ebooks with many different formats and upload them to your ebook reader.

Free ebooks:

gutenberg.org

gutenberg.ca

mobileread.com

With paid for books, the problem is digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Many publishers now sell non-DRM ebooks that can be installed on any reader. Some of these are:

smashwords.com

baenbooks.com

feedbooks.com

More are listed here:

http://www.ebookreadergeek.com/2012/05/29/where-to-buy-drm-free-ebooks/
33 posted on 07/31/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: fifedom

Thank you so much!


34 posted on 07/31/2012 3:55:20 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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