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09/09/2008

Does 'A Prentice' need Trump's financial advice?

by Jeremy Hooper
"Governor Schwarzenegger's flip-flopping reveals his false regard for the will of the people of California"
-California Family Council founder and executive director Ron Prentice on Schwarznegger's vow to fight against a constitutional amendment, 4/14/08

"This will be a hard-fought campaign, and there will be a lot of deceit that comes from the opposition"
-CFC founder and executive director Ron Prentice on the California marriage amendment, 4/22/08

This is an act of desperation
-CFC founder and executive director Ron Prentice on the pro-gay side's skepticism over the marriage amendment's legality, 6/23/08

Those individuals demanding that they be allowed to ‘marry’ before the people have a chance to vote are demonstrating disrespect for the voters and for the democratic process"
-CFC founder and executive director Ron Prentice on the "right" of the people to weigh in on court rulings, 7/02/08

Blogger Justin Mclachlan on the CFC and Ron Prentice, 9/09/08:

The money was supposed to go to support the California Family Council's charitable mission, instead, most of it went into the pockets of the organization's employees.

Since 2003, the public has given the Riverside, Calif.-based California Family Council (CFC) nearly $3 million to support charitable work that the organizations says "protects and fosters judeo-Christian principles in California's laws." But, according to its federal tax returns, little more than $500,000 of that money has gone to "program services," or expenses directly related to that charitable work.

In contrast, the CFC's top two employees, including its founder and executive director, Ron Prentice, were paid a total of $1.1 million over four years. The CFC's other employees earned a total of $900,000 in compensation -- bringing the total spent on employees at the Council to about $2 million since it began in 2003.


California Family Council spends most of the public's contributions on employees, not programs [Justin McLachlan]

Deceit? False regard? Disrespect? We'll take the high road and refrain from directing those words back at these allegation. But if Justin McLachlan's research is to be believed, perhaps Mr. Prentice should focus on his own house rather than spending so much time accusing our side of chicanery.

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Your thoughts

Isn't this a good thing?

Posted by: Joe | Sep 10, 2008 11:04:08 AM

Who said it was a bad thing, Joe?

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 10, 2008 11:17:45 AM

There is an organziation, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) whose purpose it is to promote fiscal transparency and good management among evangelial groups. While not all groups are members, there is a very strict list of standards that organizations seeking membership must comply with completly. You can check member groups "fiscal responsibility" with a break down of program, administrative and fundraising expenses. Doing the math, CFC's 60% administrative vs. 30% program doesn't look very good or responsible.
ECFA's web site - www.ecfa.org

Posted by: Bob Miller | Sep 10, 2008 4:23:57 PM

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