From what I see, that is not true.* (Please feel free to give me more information) Yes, the church paid $5000. in a fine for not reporting non-monetary contributions to the workers who were supporting the proposition. California law is worded differently, and the church plead guilty to not following the California law.
As far as the millions and millions that was given to the "yes" campaign? There was money paid -- by a political PAC, not a church group, not the Mormon church, but a political pro-Romney PAC created by Conservative Republicans and business people that included members of the LDS church.
This reporter then lists a collection of people and groups who are pulled from a "secret" list (it's on the Internet, buddy) of groups who gave money to the campaign. Here are a few that were of interest to me from the list they published:
The National Organization for Marriage THIS IS THE ONE THEY SAID WAS FOUNDED BY THE MORMON CHURCH. IT WAS NOT. IT IS A SEPARATE ORGANIZATION LEAD BY SOME THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE MORMON CHURCH.
$1,000,000 on 10/28/08 Lindon, UT
Focus on the Family
$539,643.66*Colorado Springs, CO
The American Family Association
$500,000 on 7/22/08 Tupelo, MS
$200,000 on 10/28/08 Alpine, UT
The Vineyard Group, LLC
$160,000Mesa/Queen Creek, AZ
Michele Adams Watterson
$100,000 on 10/29/08 Cache, UT
$100,000 on 9/17/08 Salt Lake City, UT
$100,000 on 10/29/08 Bountiful, UT
$100,000 on 10/28/08 Idaho Falls, ID
Does it have the right to tell people they don't have the choice? My understanding is that the church is not telling us whither or not we can choose. They are letting us know what they think the consequences of that choice will be. That is their right.
We have agency to choose. We also have agency to create for our familes the kind of home we wish to have in order to raise children happily and healthily.
What say you on any of this?