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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The Wounded Warrior Project, citing a conflict with the fundraisers policies, refused what was potentially $50,000 in donations from the Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla.
    "We must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesn’t allow community events to be religious in nature,” read an email from the WWP community events team. “Please note your registration fee will be refunded within the next 7-10 business days.”

    This is friggin ridiculous. If I were laid up in a hospital and receiving treatment for losing both legs, for instance, I wouldn't care if the money came from a religious event. I would just be happy I'm receiving the treatment. Hopefully this church can find another charity that caters to a similar cause. Maybe The Fisher House or something like that. This is a sad display of political correctness IMO.

    Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
    If you were laid up in a hospital bed, receiving treatment from injuries sustained in combat, I'm pretty sure Uncle Sam would be paying the bill.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The Wounded Warrior Project, citing a conflict with the fundraisers policies, refused what was potentially $50,000 in donations from the Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla.
    "We must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesn’t allow community events to be religious in nature,” read an email from the WWP community events team. “Please note your registration fee will be refunded within the next 7-10 business days.”

    This is friggin ridiculous. If I were laid up in a hospital and receiving treatment for losing both legs, for instance, I wouldn't care if the money came from a religious event. I would just be happy I'm receiving the treatment. Hopefully this church can find another charity that caters to a similar cause. Maybe The Fisher House or something like that. This is a sad display of political correctness IMO.

    Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
    The better question would be why do our military veterans have to beg for money to cover health bills? If we can spend trillions waging offensive, interventionist wars then I think we can afford to take care of the troops we send over to fight and die for a corporations right to make more money.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No doubt, the Fox news story makes the Wounded Warrior decision look bad. However, I think I'll withhold judgment until more details become available.
    Yeah, on the face of it, it looks silly. However, I'll wait until I see the story from a real news source.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The Wounded Warrior Project, citing a conflict with the fundraisers policies, refused what was potentially $50,000 in donations from the Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla.
    "We must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesn’t allow community events to be religious in nature,” read an email from the WWP community events team. “Please note your registration fee will be refunded within the next 7-10 business days.”

    This is friggin ridiculous. If I were laid up in a hospital and receiving treatment for losing both legs, for instance, I wouldn't care if the money came from a religious event. I would just be happy I'm receiving the treatment. Hopefully this church can find another charity that caters to a similar cause. Maybe The Fisher House or something like that. This is a sad display of political correctness IMO.

    Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
    My band performs at benefits now and again. You would not believe at all the hoops the organizers have to jump through just to donate money to them. Especially the MDA. Make-A-Wish and the American Diabetes Foundation are almost as bad.

    They often act as if they are the one's doing you the favor. My opinion is if they don't want the money, to hell with them. Give it to somebody else.

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    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?
    Everyone seems to be distancing themselves from Westboro Baptist.

    "Lyon mentioned Black Lotus decided to donate income created from WBC to charity following supporters began a full blown Twitter campaign boycotting any firm who gives providers to WBC, in addition to out to Anonymous spokespersons and requested their views on how the subject must be taken care of. significantly, the quantity Black Lotus has received WBC is very tiny and will make donations effectively in excessive in the charges WBC pays, said Lyon, adding that it's currently informed WBC of its intentions."

    Black Lotus to Donate Income from Westboro Baptist Church to Charity - zmxchina

    A Nation United Against Westboro: 12 Actions Taken Against The Inflammatory Church In 2012


    There is even a Facebook group of veterans Against the Westboro Baptist church:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veter...tist-Church/10


    Have we even seen a major news outlet pick up this story? I'm only seeing it from Fox News and far right blogs.
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    Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Sounds pretty silly to me, it isn't like they are donating for a nefarious reason.

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    http://www.wwphighcap.org/media/4554/fy2010_wwp_990.pdf

    Here is the 2009 tax return of WWP, as required by law.

    Look at their comfortable salaries, overhead, fundraising expenses and administration.

    Half of what they take in goes to cover these expenses.

    I call the organization as a scam, and not worth any donation from anyone.
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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    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.
    The difference is that if seen to be affiliated with a specific religious group it could alienate other religious groups to the detriment of the wounded warriors. The people of this country love to find reasons to alienate each other....

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    http://www.wwphighcap.org/media/4554/fy2010_wwp_990.pdf

    Here is the 2009 tax return of WWP, as required by law.

    Look at their comfortable salaries, overhead, fundraising expenses and administration.

    Half of what they take in goes to cover these expenses.

    I call the organization as a scam, and not worth any donation from anyone.
    I personally know quite a few people WWP has helped, they are far from a scam.

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Refuses Donation From Church

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    That's the point of this entire thread. It is in violation of their charter and it shouldn't be. Helping wounded vets is the point of their charity and they refused what could have been $50,000 for a useless policy.
    Key phrase in this is COULD HAVE BEEN. it is rather deceitful to put a number to an event that never even started. Wonder what percentage of the annual donations 50K COULD HAVE BEEN? it could very well be the WWP didn't want to violate it's charter for a percentage point or two of their annual budget.

    Seems kind of sudden for a Church group to be the first to run into this rule. Is this telling on Church groups not being very supportive of the WWP or have these groups agreed and reformatted their drive to comply with the WWP policies.

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