November 18, 2008
Film Fest Director Supported Gay Marriage Ban
Richard Raddon, a Mormon, supposedly turned in resignation, but board turns it down.
According to gay publication Advocate.com:
Film Independent released a statement on Friday in response to Los Angeles Film Festival director Richard Raddon's donation to the campaign for Proposition 8, which succeeded in banning gay marriage in California. "As a champion of diversity," the statement said, "Film Independent is dedicated to supporting the civil rights of all individuals. At the same time, our organization does not police the personal, religious, or political choices of any employee, member, or filmmaker."
David Poland of MovieCityNews also blogged about the story.