Skip to comments.Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money
Posted on 02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST by lqcincinnatus
A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was religious in nature.
We were heartbroken, said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization.
The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from family and friends.
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“Awesome. I like the sound of that...:)”
Hey, he’s cute and I love to hug him unless he’s carrying concealed. But lumpy love is better then no love at all.
Baloney. They stated they would not accept the church’s money due to the religious connection. I have been on their site numerous times, went to every link and I did not find one sentence saying they would not accept “religious” money. I will not support them-—ever.
give the money to the Fisher House Foundation... which provides free housing for the families of the wounded warriors and other veterans. A better organization that does not waste the money on bloated overhead
What sort of false pretense would a church ever want to use for that kind of purpose? Like redirecting funds that it said were for remodeling the church? No makes sense. This ought to be filed in the “beggars that are choosy are stupid” department.
We are in agreement. But, it is a fact there do exist some disreputable churches that would be capable of scamming in some sort of way, but to disallow religious organizations due to a very small population is cutting off the nose to spite the face.
Your “beggars that are choosy are stupid” comment rings true to me. I am seriously reconsidering giving to them based on what I have seen, with this seeming mealy-mouthed explanation. I don’t like what I have seen, not one bit.
This charity spends such a small proportion of its donations on actual veterans that, and I beg people’s pardon for saying so, it almost seems to be treating these veterans like show pets. Except that a show pet society would probably spend a greater proportion of funds on its show pets.
I think the cause is getting milked and bilked through the WWP. Far better to do something like visit your VA and find out who needs help locally.
Yes...I had this very discussion with a Freeper back in December. He suggested, as you do, that I find needy veterans close to home.
That may be the tack I take...thanks for the suggestion.
I’m not donating to this anymore. CEO makes $319,000/yr, dis gun groups, now this.
The church was taking a special offering during a church service....I think that what WW worries about is the idea that the general public cannot participate in such an event and hence they chose to not accept the money.
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