Howard Ahmanson Jr.

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Is John Eastman Hiding Homo-Haters?

    Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    50 Reasons Why Orange County is The Worst Effing Place in America

    It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Orange County Well Represented in The Advocate's List of 45 Worst Homophobes in Past 45 Years

    Orange County is a haven of haters, from Armenian genocide deniers to Mexican-bashers, Holocaust deniers to the cesspool that is the OC GOP. But we've probably made our most memorable national mark in homo-hating--between the millions of our pal Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. toward Proposition H8, Bob Dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    [UPDATED with Not Enough Signatures:] OC Groups Rally to Overturn Gay History Law

    In the children's book King & King, a prince falls in love with a prince. ​UPDATE, OCT. 13, 4:17 PM.: Stop SB 48, the group that aimed to repeal the so-called Gay History Law, was unable to gather enough signatures from voters by this week's deadline.    "Despite the overuse of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    OC Groups Rally to Overturn Gay History Law

    In the children's book King & King, a prince falls in love with a prince. ​In July, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 48, also known as the FAIR Education Act, which requires that California public schools incorporate the contributions of gays and lesbians in their lessons.Or, as Anaheim-based Tradi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Roberta Ahmanson, the Wife Half of the Conservative-Causes-Donating Ahmansons, Profiled in Christianity Today

    ​I haven't heard from my unlikely friend, Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. in a while, but I know the reclusive multimillionaire--heir to the Home Savings & Loan empire, an empire he has subsequently donated to every wacky right-wing cause you can imagine--continues to read Navel Gazing, leaving commen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Our Shortlist of Superintendents for Capistrano Unified

    Illustration by Evan YarboroughFormer CUSD Supt. Woodrow Carter, presumably resting in retirement.​The beleaguered Capistrano Unified School District has been through about, oh, 732 different superintendents in the past, say, four years. Following the firing of facial-loving supe Woodrow Carter la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. Responds to Weekly Query

    Over the weekend, Christian philanthropist extraordinaire and Weekly reader Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. responded to my post asking whether he'd buy a new property for Newport Beach's St. James Episcopal Church because they're currently homeless for casting their theological lot with a homo-hating Ugand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Rick Warren Offers to Save Homo-Hating St. James Anglican Church, But Where's Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr?

    Rick Warren has finally crossed the Rubicon of homo-hating with his invitation to St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach to set up camp at Saddleback Church because the California State Supreme Court recently ruled they can't stay on their Balboa Peninsula property. A quick primer: St. James spl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Nativo Lopez Organization Cowardly Stays "Neutral" on Propositions 8 and 4

    Remember Nativo Lopez? Guy called Larry who became radicalized during the 1960s, led renter strikes against SanTana slumlords during the 1980s, served on the SanTana Unified School Board during the 1990s, then was recalled for his conflict-of-influenza, amongst other sins in early 2004? He's spent t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    Is Howard F. Ahmanson Reading Navel Gazing?

    *Updated, with new information on the bottom... Over the Labor Day weekend, someone claiming to be Christian fundie financier Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. left the following comment on my previous post about local conservative blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt being in cahoots with Ahmanson to end gay marriage i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Baby Hewie Firmly Aligned With Howard Homophobe Ahmanson

    In the couple of years I've been listening to local conservative blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt, I've seen the two causes he most firmly aligned himself with fail miserably: the 2006 mid-term election and the laughable presidential primary effort of Mitt Romney. Let's hope Hewie makes it a losing trifecta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    Ahmanson-Funded Creationists Palling with Islamic Counterparts

    In the Department of Hypocrisy...the Discovery Institute, largely funded by board member, certified homophobe and Orange County native Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr., is the country's premier organization pushing for the teaching of creationism in American classrooms over evolution. They're now helping out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    OC Fundie Funder Gives Money to Wacky Reeps, Homo-Haters--And Lou Correa?!

    The most influential Orange County man you've never heard of is undoubtedly Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr., heir to the Home Savings (remember that bank?) fortune. He rarely makes public appearances due to suffering from Tourette's Syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from giving millions of dollars away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2006

    GOP $ Man: Stoning No Longer "A Necessity"

    Ever committed adultery? Are you homosexual? Prop 90 supporter Howard Ahmanson Jr. wouldn't mind stoning you. Yesterday we discussed Howard S. Rich, a wealthy fellow from New York, and his intense desire to screw with California government by financing groups that back Proposition 90. And Prop 90 is ... More >>