Earlier this week, we reported on the execrable comments made by guru JZ Knight, a recent major donor to the state Democratic Party.

The anti-semitic, anti-Catholic, and homophobic comments were caught on tape and distributed by the state Republicans.

JZ Knight: Guru, Democratic donor, and ranting

On Monday, Republican state chair Kirby Wilbur called on the Democrats to return the money ($60,000).

Today, Washington state Democratic Party chair Dwight Pelz announced that the party was donating $35,000 to the Anti-Defamation League and $35,000 to the pro-gay marriage campaign.

Pelz said: "Recently, we have been made aware of comments made by a contributor to the Democratic Party that do not reflect the values of our party. It is important that we make it clear that we view her comments as offensive and do not condone this kind of vitriol. We as Democrats strongly value equality and inclusiveness, values shared by the ADL and supporters of marriage equality."