Several recent posts by Truth Wins Out have documented Linda Harvey’s efforts to promote antigay violence, defamation, and denial of access to health care.
It’s amazing what one ostensibly Christian woman can accomplish on just $29,000 per year.
Yet that’s her budget, according to Harvey’s IRS 990 Form for 2010.
Harvey’s IRS filings are incomplete and sketchy. According to Guidestar, Mission America is missing from the IRS’s most recent list of tax-exempt organizations, yet the group’s tax-exempt status apparently has not been revoked.
From the available information, we see that Harvey claims to work 20 hours per week, claims to collect no income, and yet somehow spent almost $27,000 on a weekly AM radio show for which she is the host.
According to her filings, Harvey’s four main supporters in 2010 were:
- Thomas W. Harvey, same address as Linda
- Fieldstead & Company, the asset management company of right-wing philanthropist Howard F. Ahmanson. This same company employs Exodus director and financier Don Schmierer as program officer.
- Maclellan Foundation, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Talk To Action documents this foundation’s ties to far-right finance.
- George Edward Durell Foundation, Westerville, Ohio
The IRS filing implies that each foundation gave no more than $5,000 directly to Mission America, but altogether, these four sources can single-handedly supply Harvey with most of her annual revenue.
If Harvey keeps promoting antigay violence, then it’s only a matter of time before she appears on official lists of U.S. hate-group leaders.
In the meantime, we can ponder why Don Schmierer, a key director of Exodus and its holding entity, is so closely tied to one of Linda Harvey’s primary sources of cash.