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Bill Marriott on Prop 8 - Mark's Journal
Bill Marriott on Prop 8
As many of you may know I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some might conclude given my family's membership in the Mormon Church that our company supported the recent ballot initiative to ban same sex marriage in California. This is simply untrue. Neither I, nor the company, contributed to the campaign to pass Proposition 8. The Bible that I love teaches me about honesty, integrity and unconditional love for all people. But beyond that, I am very careful about separating my personal faith and beliefs from how we run our business.


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seity1 From: seity1 Date: November 12th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, he's saying he never tithes to his church?
khanadafaye From: khanadafaye Date: November 12th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only more people could look at things this way.

I also have a question for you that is entirely unrelated. Are there any places I can buy wine in the vicinity of Wegman's? :)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: November 12th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)


Northside Wine & Spirits, in the Ithaca Shopping Plaza, on the left a bit further South on Route 13 past Wegmans, if you're heading from downtown. It's the plaza where Meadow Street and Elmira Road meet, with the Taco Bell on the southwest corner of the parking lot.
khanadafaye From: khanadafaye Date: November 12th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes!

You're awesome! Thank you. I will need a few bottles of wine and some asiago cheese to help me through the piles of grading I have over the next week.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: November 12th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes!

Great idea! You should also join us for TV Night one of these Mondays. We're a wine-and-cheese-lovin' bunch!

And I should also have suggested Sparrow's, a smaller and more personal wine shop a little north of Wegmans. It's between Maxie's Supper Club and Agway, on the corner of Fulton and Green Streets. Owner David Sparrow is very good at helping people fit their needs to their budgets, and the place feels a lot less like a booze supermarket than Northside does.
zercool From: zercool Date: November 12th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Sparrow's Wine is on the corner of Green and Fulton, just before Agway on the left side. More eclectic selections, generally.
zercool From: zercool Date: November 12th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Given that Dan Cooper, founder and now former president of Cooper Firearms, lost his job and company based on several contributions to Hopey-Changey, I completely understand where he's coming from.

In an age of instant communication and blogging, when campaign donation records are readily available to anyone with a few minutes and an internet connection, it's critical to consider the farther-reaching implications of any action.

Fifty years ago, if Dan Cooper had donated to an anti-gun politician, it may never have been noticed. Today, the gun blogging world jumped on the revelation, spread the word, and Cooper Arms became a pariah literally overnight. Less than $5,000 in contributions nearly ended a business and the livelihood of every employee there.

No man is an island.
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