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    Re: George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

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    Yeah, I've been spending much-too-much time on DP of late. Can't wait to get my sanity back. Ha!

    According to your thinking, I guess the Catholic Church doesn't fit that mold either?
    it depends, i dont group them all together any more than I do Muslims or individuals because that would be stupid.

    just because a catholic church in say Minnesota is a bunch of idiots doesn't mean the one down the street is or mine is. Thats why i made sure to say twice "that particular church/org"

    thats also why i bolded and underlined the word if

    But yes IMO all the churches that donated MILLIONS, if not a billion dollars to fight against EQUAL RIGHTS is gross in my opinion. Now of course its their money they can do with it what they want that doesnt break the law but id like any monies I donate to ANY org to go to actually helping people in need, children, education, homeless, food banks etc not against fighting against equal rights but hey thats just my opinion.

    again in my OPINION thats not charitable nor does it help the country. Just like some religious foster care orgs / adoption orgs that chose to close down because of equality and anti-discrimination laws.

    that doesnt punish anybody but the kids. Its gross.
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    Re: George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    it depends, i dont group them all together any more than I do Muslims or individuals because that would be stupid.

    just because a catholic church in say Minnesota is a bunch of idiots doesn't mean the one down the street is or mine is. Thats why i made sure to say twice "that particular church/org"

    thats also why i bolded and underlined the word if

    But yes IMO all the churches that donated MILLIONS, if not a billion dollars to fight against EQUAL RIGHTS is gross in my opinion. Now of course its their money they can do with it what they want that doesnt break the law but id like any monies I donate to ANY org to go to actually helping people in need, children, education, homeless, food banks etc not against fighting against equal rights but hey thats just my opinion.

    again in my OPINION thats not charitable nor does it help the country. Just like some religious foster care orgs / adoption orgs that chose to close down because of equality and anti-discrimination laws.

    that doesnt punish anybody but the kids. Its gross.
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    Re: George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

    Now I feel bad for thinking Lucas is a douchebag. Hes done more than I could ever hope to accomplish counting this 1 act alone.
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    George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

    And as typical of wealthy liberals, he will now expect everyone else to give the same as he has.

    If he as really altruistic, he would have been doing this before.
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    Re: George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    And as typical of wealthy liberals, he will now expect everyone else to give the same as he has.

    If he as really altruistic, he would have been doing this before.
    Lucas has made many generous donations and committments in the past.

    But Lucas is no stranger to charitable giving, as he currently serves as chairman of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and in 2006 gave $175 million to his alma mater, USC. He also supports charities such as Make-A-Wish, Stand Up To Cancer, Film Foundation, among others.

    In September, even before the new Disney deal, Forbes estimated the divorced, 68-year-old filmmaker's net worth at $3.3 billion, making him the 36th richest celebrity in the world.

    In 2010, Lucas signed The Giving Pledge, the effort by Gates and Warren Buffett to get America's wealthiest individuals and families "to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to the philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice either during their lifetime or after their death.""I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education," explained Lucas in a public letter at the time of the pledge. "It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future -- and the first step begins with the social, emotional and intellectual tools we provide to our children."
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    Re: George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    And as typical of wealthy liberals, he will now expect everyone else to give the same as he has.

    If he as really altruistic, he would have been doing this before.
    Tell me about it...What a jerk!
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    Re: George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

    Goshin kinda hit upon it. People who donate sums like that are not doing it for the tax breaks. Schedule As can only write off a certain percentage of your AGI (adjusted gross income), and 4 billion is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay above it.

    Good for him, and if his kids are okay with it, I am. I know that if my dad ever donated 4 billion to charity, I would probably take a swing at him.

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