Here's what happened:

Abbot & Associates, a realty company in San Diego, gave a generous chunk of change to the No On 8 campaign. (You should, too.) And then the Yes On 8 campaign wrote them a letter that is just freaking KA-RAZEE, demanding that Abbot & Associates .

"We respectfully request that Abbott & Associates withdraw its support of Equality California. Make a donation of a like amount to which will help us correct this error ... The names of any companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to but have given to Equality California will be published. ... We will contact you shortly to discuss your contribution."

Wha wha whaaaa? Seriously? Check out the letter here. It's like something a mobster would insinuate. "Jimmy the Toe's gonna pay you a little visit in an unmarked van to have a little chat, vis-a-vis your making glad with the greenbacks." And indeed, Jim Abbott's son described it as "a bit 'mafioso.'"

Except that instead of threatening to put anyone on ice, they're threatening to "publish." No! No! Anything but publish! Indeed, charitable giving has become the Most Dangerous Game.

Disclosure! SFist_Matt is hard at work on a project to stop prop 8.

take back their donation and give it to the other side