Prop 8 Donor Mike Nicholes: Bring 'Em On

Mike Nicholes on 23 Oct 2008 at 9:00 am #
Put a bigger target on my shirt; I donated; from out of state and the nut cases haven’t picked up on it yet or how much it was; but bring them on. Those who protest the loudest usually have the most to hide [from] and are usually the most insecure of the bunch. Sometimes a good fight clears the air.
"Nut cases"?

C'mon, Mike, is that any way for a disciple of Christ to talk? I mean, 3 Nephi 5:13 is your favorite scripture, right?
Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of Him to declare His word among His people, that they might have everlasting life.
So, I take it His word is that we're "nut cases" for tracking down the dollars behind the discrimination, and you're His "disciple" for hanging out over at the Article VI blog with Lowell & his gang who don't hesitate to dig up our personal info and post it online.

I'll look forward to reporting on your donation once the Sec. of State finds it. I assume you reported under your own name. Because surely a tough guy like you wouldn't hide behind your wife or family to make a donation that you knew would become public record.

Anyway, let's get down to the business of building that bigger target you requested.

Mike E. Nicholes
BYU Marriott School's Center for Entrepreneurship Founder
and Founder of Mike Nicholes Capital Management, Inc.
9721 SE Clatsop Street Portland, Oregon 97266
Tel: 503-788-9972
Fax: 503-788-9974

By the way, Mike, sometimes those who protest the loudest happen to simply be those whose rights you've just taken away. But you don't get that, do you? The protestors are all just a bunch of "nut cases" to you. You suffer from a condition this letter writer calls "the LDS disconnect":
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released statements about the Proposition 8 controversy insisting that the gay marriage issue is one that reasonable people can "debate … in the spirit of mutual respect and civility." Statements like these only serve to demonstrate the disconnect the church has from the civil rights nature of this issue, and the very real pain that individuals and families are going through.

It acts as if we are debating a tax policy or a zoning issue. In reality, it is actively working to take away from some people the same rights my wife and I enjoy on a daily basis. Would the LDS Church be as calm over whether or not Mormons ought to be able to marry? Would it argue that a discussion of interracial marriage is just a simple disagreement?

This is an issue of discrimination, and there is no polite way to disagree over discrimination. The anger, the outrage, and the activism that the LDS Church now faces is precisely because it refuses to acknowledge this simple fact.
"Bring 'em on"? Whatever, Mike. You've certainly gone and brought it all on yourself this time.

"Blacklisting" ... "Harassment" ... "Intimidation" ...
In the aftermath of election day, Proposition 8 supporters are claiming all three.
We, however, have a memory ...

Let's talk about the Yes on 8 campaign's intimidation tactics ...


Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for, Mike.

Chino Blanco said...

In all fairness to Mike, he posted that comment back on October 23rd.

I certainly regret some of my own pre-election braggadocio.

My main gripe is the double standard. Their crew comes after us hard, tries to blackmail our donors into funding their campaign, puts our personal info up online, and then wants to pretend they're the righteous defenders of all that's good and decent.

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