Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Mad religious nuts strike again

I had difficulty stopping myself shouting at the radio this morning (mainly so as to not scare the other passengers on the bus). The so-called Christian organisation Christian Voice has been using mob tatics against a charity to stop them accepting a £3000 donation raised by the cast of Jerry Springer: The Opera. I find this completely unacceptable, both morally and ethically – not to mention being completely unchristian. They claim that it would be a PR disaster for the charity to have accepted the money, because it was ‘tainted’. Says whom? I certainly don't. Charities need the money, and to threaten to protest and effectively blackmail the organisation into not accepting the donation by claiming that they were "in grave risk of alienating Christian donors" is just wrong on so many levels. The obvious question now is will this organisation donate the £3000 that Maggie's Centres have lost? If not, then they lose any credibility that they could possibly have salvaged from this situation (not that I hold anything but contempt for them at the moment).

PS: I've put my money where my mouth is and made a donation to Maggie's Centres

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