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Originally published Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

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Watchdog advises diocese on donations

The state's Public Disclosure Commission says churches cannot collect campaign contributions on behalf of Preserve Marriage Washington, which is fighting the same-sex-marriage law that passed earlier this year.

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Ya think? So here we have a Catholic church trying to meddle in politics directly... MORE
glad they caught this. I wonder how much money the two largest cults in the state will... MORE

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OLYMPIA — The state's campaign-finance watchdog says Catholic churches can't collect donations from parishioners for the campaign seeking to overturn the state's gay-marriage law.

Last week, Yakima Bishop Joseph Tyson sent a letter to parishes in the Yakima Diocese asking them to announce a special collection for Preserve Marriage Washington, which is fighting the same-sex-marriage law that passed earlier this year.

But Lori Anderson, of the state's Public Disclosure Commission, says no organization can be an intermediary for a contribution. She says the church can hand out envelopes, but a member of Preserve Washington has to collect them or parishioners must send them individually.

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