Washington Democrats won't keep funds donated by Yelm spiritual leader

Washington Democrats won't keep funds donated by Yelm spiritual leader

Washington Democrats won't keep funds donated by Yelm spiritual leader

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 26 at 6:12 PM

Washington's Democratic Party said Friday it is donating $70,000 it received from Yelm spiritual leader JZ Knight after videos surfaced online showing Knight making a variety of insensitive remarks about Catholics, Jews and homosexuals.

Democrats said they will donate $35,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, and the other $35,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the group campaigning to pass the same-sex marriage referendum (R-74).

The campaign arm of state Senate Democrats also said it plans to donate $900 it received from Knight to the pro-R-74 campaign.

Following disclosure of Knight's incendiary remarks, the state Republican Party repeatedly blasted Democrats for keeping her political donations.

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