Software mogul and philanthropist Bruce Bastian is the latest donor to pull out of an LGBT Democratic Party fund-raiser following last week’s brief from the Department of Justice upholding the Defense of Marriage Act as law, as directed by President Barack Obama. Bastian — who donated $1 million to the campaign against Prop. 8 — sent a message to the Democratic Party leadership saying that he will no longer donate to the party as a whole, according to the Washington Blade. “I will continue to support certain congressmen, congresswomen, and senators whom I believe will continue to fight for our rights, but I don’t think blanket donations to the Democratic Party right now are justified, at least not in my book,” he told the Washington Blade.
Mr. Bastian is the author of popular WordPerfect, an extremely popular word processing software in the 1990’s. Last year, Mr. Bastian dropped a cool $1 million into HRC to fight Prop 8 in California. Mr. Bastian is a member of the LDS Church – the same organization that tore down Prop 8 in California. The LDS church killed Prop 8 in a buy-one get-one free… They gambled that California would buckle and got the added cherry on their Sundae by watching Bruce Bastian stop funding the Democratic Party.