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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Just because they aren't working together doesn't mean they aren't both trying to help wounded vets. I'm sure that money will be put to good use.
    I'm sure it will too. It's a reputable church from what I understand. However, the WWP set a bad precedence with this. It may deter other religious groups from giving to them.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I'm sure it will too. It's a reputable church from what I understand. However, the WWP set a bad precedence with this. It may deter other religious groups from giving to them.
    Maybe. I think WWP is simply trying to avoid being branded as a religious organization itself.

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Maybe. I think WWP is simply trying to avoid being branded as a religious organization itself.
    Many organizations accept donations from churches without being branded "religious". I don't think there's anything wrong with it. It's money. The "religious" people's money isn't any different from a private citizen's money. I see what you're saying, but, I think WWP is making a mistake with this.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I'm assuming you meant Westboro. Correct? I don't think we'll be seeing those guys donate to WWP anytime soon. And, I can't speak for the founders of WWP. All I can say is that I think their policy is stupid, which it is. They turned down a lot of money from a group of people that did nothing wrong. Unless you consider their gathering to worship their God wrong.
    Yes, I meat Westboro, my mistake. IMO, they would have had more people complain if they had not founded their organization on a non-partisan basis.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Many organizations accept donations from churches without being branded "religious". I don't think there's anything wrong with it. It's money. The "religious" people's money isn't any different from a private citizen's money. I see what you're saying, but, I think WWP is making a mistake with this.
    Religious people donate all the time. They just have a policy of not accepting donations from religious organizations. In the hyper-partisan country we live in, I can understand why. Tell me, how do we even know this happened...and why do we know it?

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, I meat Westboro, my mistake. IMO, they would have had more people complain if they had not founded their organization on a non-partisan basis.
    I can't think of any charities off the top of my head that have been criticized for taking money from a church. Do you have any examples?
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So if Al Queda donated 50K, they should take it?
    Absolutely yes. In fact, if they don't donate it we should take it anyway - and by force.

    Ideally, 100% of money Al Queda has should be taken and given towards care of our wounded veterans.

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    With Wounded Warriors now in the political correctness business, I have no further interest in the organization.

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Religious people donate all the time. They just have a policy of not accepting donations from religious organizations. In the hyper-partisan country we live in, I can understand why. Tell me, how do we even know this happened...and why do we know it?
    Exactly, so what's the difference in relgious people doing it and religious groups? All they are is groups of religious people. Charities like WWP are beyound partisanship I believe. What right minded politician or pundit is going to criticize an organization like WWP for taking that money? None that I know of. WWP and charities like it are almost in the realm of untouchable, policially speaking.
    As far as why we know it, I'm not sure. From what I can tell, the church itself called attention to the incident by telling Fox News about it. That's me speculating though.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    I bet O'Reilly is very unhappy about this, given how much he has pushed Wounded Warriors.

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