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    Principled or stupid?

    Cancer charity rejects funds raised by Redditors

    A cancer charity whose top fundraisers included a group of Reddit users donating “in honor” of Jennifer Lawrence’s hacked personal photos has announced they will return all of the money, The Washington Post reported.
    If I'm following this correctly the Prostate Cancer Foundation is returning donations from Reddit users. The Reddit users apparently came up with the idea to donate because of the celeb nudie pics hack. From the sounds of things the suggestion to donate was kind of a joke.

    Is returning the money a good thing or is it just plain stupid?

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    They should have kept the money.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Cancer charity rejects funds raised by Redditors



    If I'm following this correctly the Prostate Cancer Foundation is returning donations from Reddit users. The Reddit users apparently came up with the idea to donate because of the celeb nudie pics hack. From the sounds of things the suggestion to donate was kind of a joke.

    Is returning the money a good thing or is it just plain stupid?
    Image is everything.....

    I once covered a news story about some strippers who wanted to put on a benefit for charity. They were rejected by all of them because, well, they danced nude in bars.

    Finally, a charity came forward and said we'll take it....a bunch of Catholic nuns running a home for unwed mothers who were on the financial ropes.

    I say take the money and do some good.....to hell with what people make of it
    Americans can always be counted on doing the right thing...after they have tried everything else." Winston Churchill.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Keep the money, who cares where it comes from as long as it helps getting a cure for cancer.
    I am with Jake Tapper, you have to be a jerk or an idiot to refer to John McCain as "Songbird John"!!!!!!

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    They should have kept the money.
    Greetings, TeleKat.

    : Where the donation came from is not a logical reason to return it, unless there is more to this story than we're being told. Money is money and it spends the same, no matter who the donors are, IMO.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    I voted "other". I read the link, and if I'm reading it right the charity is taking exception to what happened to Lawrence, and seem to find the reference to Lawrence objectionable.

    Do they need the money? Sure. Do they want to take the money because of a crime committed against Lawrence? No. That's their call if they want to make that statement. "In honor of" doesn't really extend to what happened to Lawrence, IMO. I see what they did and why they are doing it.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Man I'm outta the loop, I don't even know who she is? But just keep the money and put it to good use, and stop taking anymore donations... That was easy.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Cancer charity rejects funds raised by Redditors



    If I'm following this correctly the Prostate Cancer Foundation is returning donations from Reddit users. The Reddit users apparently came up with the idea to donate because of the celeb nudie pics hack. From the sounds of things the suggestion to donate was kind of a joke.

    Is returning the money a good thing or is it just plain stupid?
    Standing up for your values is (almost) always a good idea. So is generating good publicity for a charity.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham
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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    If some donors withhold donations because of whom the charity is associated with, I see no reason why the charity can not do the same.

    Their charity, their choice.


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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Unfortunately, saving face is more important than thousands of dollars to prostate cancer research. I can see why they gave it back, though I wish they hadn't.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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