Voting is over, and the 2010 Gentile of the Year is Judge Vaughn Walker!
Not only did Judge Walker flush at least $10 million of our members’ money down the toilet by invalidating Proposition 8 as unconstitutional under the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses, but the thorough opinion he wrote to back his decision raised doubts about whether any legitimate legal rationales for Prop 8 even exist. Doh! Next stop, the Supremes….
Honorable mention goes to the Pew foundation, the top vote-getter, for their survey results showing that Mormons know more about religion that any groups except Jews and atheists, and also that (unlike Jews) everyone dislikes us. In a scandal that rocked the Boggs-Doniphan award to its very foundation, Pew was disqualified after it was revealed that Pew foundation includes a Mormon. The #2 vote-getter Sharron Angle was summarily ignored, with the flimsy excuse that Walker easily takes it if you add up all the Prop 8-related options in a virtual run-off.