Prop 8 supporter information was not leaked by IRS

I just noticed Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit references a post at PJ Media, First Things and other sites suggesting the donation information concerning Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich in support of Proposition 8 in California back in 2008. The implication the information was leaked by the government is totally wrong.

In January 2009, I pointed out that Prop 8 donation maps were showing up online. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit even mentioned it in his blog. A snippet from my post…

If you were on this donor list, would you feel this is a threat? Would you feel bullied into never supporting a cause in the future that you strongly believed in?

The donors who supported Proposition 8 are being targeted for violence. Will future attacks be considered a hate crime? Probably not…

Do we see any Google mash-ups that combine a map with those who donated for committees that were fighting against passage of Prop. 8? Would those folks feel that they were being targeted by “hate groups” that would target the people on that list?

The original site that I linked to was but it no longer seems to be active. AP at Hot Air reminds us

I’d forgotten about it, but friends reminded me that the LA Times obtained a list of people who gave, for and against, to the fight over the Prop 8 referendum in 2008. They put the whole database online and made it searchable.

The database at the LA Times site is still online, and the Google Map that existed at EightMaps was built from that database.


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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on April 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

    It only seems fair that the people targeted on this list be able to publish the names and addresses of the editors and publishers of the LA Times so as to voice their complaints.

  2. Lynn on April 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Yes, and I remember another database released by newspapers, gun owners. I hope Steve doesn’t mind that there is a swearword in the title of the Gawker article. ?But, if the author of this article, uses this contemptible word to describe gun owners, what do you think his gang of thugs would do to threaten and destroy these gun owners?


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