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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:55 AM

U.S.'S BIGGEST CHRISTIAN CHARITY REPORTEDLY CHANNELED $56.1 MILLION TO PURPORTED HATE GROUPS

What would Jesus think, assuming Jesus even exists or is paying attention?

https://www.newsweek.com/biggest-christian-charity-funding-hate-groups-1370055

U.S.íS BIGGEST CHRISTIAN CHARITY REPORTEDLY CHANNELED $56.1 MILLION TO PURPORTED HATE GROUPS

The nation's eighth-largest nonprofit donated $56.1 million to a series of organizations identified as hate groups from 2015 to 2017, according to a report from Sludge.

National Christian Foundation, which identifies itself as the largest Christian grant maker and one of the largest donor-advised funds in the nation, has served as a vehicle for individuals trying to anonymously send money.

Donor-advised funds allow individuals sending the tax deductible contributions to remain anonymous from the IRS and instruct where they want the payments to be sent. For those donating via NCF, this meant sending money to 23 organizations that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled hate groups. Most of the hate organizations that received money from the NCF opposed LGBT rights. The report also found that the NCF donated to anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant organizations.

Organizations receiving the most funds from NCF included the Alliance Defending Freedom, which has advocated for sterilizing transgender individuals, and the Family Research Council, which has advocated conversion therapy. Members of the Family Research Council including Tony Perkins, the organization's president, have sought to link pedophilia and homosexuality.


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Reply U.S.'S BIGGEST CHRISTIAN CHARITY REPORTEDLY CHANNELED $56.1 MILLION TO PURPORTED HATE GROUPS (Original post)
MineralMan Apr 2019 OP
trotsky Apr 2019 #1
MineralMan Apr 2019 #2
trotsky Apr 2019 #3
MineralMan Apr 2019 #4
Mariana Apr 2019 #5
MineralMan Apr 2019 #6
trotsky Apr 2019 #7
MineralMan Apr 2019 #8
trotsky Apr 2019 #9
MineralMan Apr 2019 #10
Major Nikon Apr 2019 #11

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:20 AM

1. I guess it depends on what you think Jesus wants.

A lot of Christians truly believe that he wants us to stop "sinning." OK, so then who decides what a sin is? Millions upon millions of US Christians still think homosexuality and abortion are sins. Ergo, Jesus wants to stop those things. Ergo, money should go to groups working accordingly.

No real mystery here, just people motivated by their faith, which specifically cannot be contradicted by any facts, or else it wouldn't be faith.

As even believers right here on DU have told us.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:31 AM

2. But, religious belief benefits society, some say...

I'm not feeling it, somehow...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:33 AM

3. Sometimes it does.

But the question is, do the benefits outweigh the costs?

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Response to trotsky (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:34 AM

4. That's always the question, as is:

Which society does religion benefit? When religion forces itself on a society that does not welcome it, I see harm, not benefit. And that has been the story so many times - a story that is still ongoing.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:41 PM

5. Everybody who's surprised by this news, please raise your hands.

Yeah, that's about what I thought.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:50 PM

6. But, tolerance. Religion builds tolerance, I hear.

I have not seen that, personally, but so I am told.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:07 PM

7. Well all you need to do is declare that true religion is tolerant.

Then every example to the contrary can be dismissed. While you also simultaneously claim that you totally aren't defining religion for anyone else.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:31 PM

8. But, "true religion" is an oxymoron.

Such a thing does not exist. What is true for one religion is false for another. Since that is the case, no religion is universally true. All are based on ancient texts and myths. We can no longer even know the sources of those texts, so we cannot determine what caused them to be created.

There is no "true religion." It is a contradiction in terms.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:44 PM

9. WHATABOUT China tho? n/t

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Response to trotsky (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:53 PM

10. Well, apparently, China has no need for religion...

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Response to trotsky (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:11 PM

11. Chinese atheists prove religion can't possibly be intolerant

Argle-bargle

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