The Cost of Bigotry

Of all the money donated to pass Prop 8 in California, an estimated $20 million of that came from Mormons (more than half of the estimated $35.8 million total).
What could they have done instead? Well, with $20 million, you can do all of the following at the same time:

* Protect 120,000 children from diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, childhood tuberculosis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and Vitamin A deficiency ($30 per child through UNICEF)

* Provide 175,000 bednets to protect against malaria ($10 per net through Nothing But Nets)

* Provide free cleft surgery for 1,000 children ($250 average cost per surgery through Smile Train)

* Provide 80 MILLION packs of birth control in third world or developing nations, enough to prevent unwanted pregnancy in over 615,000 women for a full decade (about 15 cents per cycle through

* Buy around 20 years worth of Copaxone therapy for 12 people with multiple sclerosis ($10,000 per year per person, assuming the drug company gives no discount and no generic is ever made).

     You never get your money’s worth with Hate.  When will Focus on the Family and the Mormon Church learn this?

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