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Tue Mar 19, 2019, 05:33 PM

America's Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups

http://readsludge.com/2019/03/19/americas-biggest-christian-charity-funnels-tens-of-millions-to-hate-groups/

The far-right evangelical National Christian Foundation (NCF), which offers Christian donors “expert guidance and creative giving solutions,” is the fourth-largest donor-advised fund by 2017 revenue in the U.S., having raised over $1.5 billion that year. Such funds offer individual accounts to their clients, allowing clients to get immediate tax breaks on donations to these accounts and to direct NCF to disperse the money to the nonprofits of their choice, mostly churches and other Christian nonprofits, at their own pace. Clients donate through donor-advised funds anonymously, so even the Internal Revenue Service won’t know their identities.

According to a 2017 Inside Philanthropy article, NCF “is probably the single biggest source of money fueling the pro-life and anti-LGBT movements over the past 15 years.” In 2017, NCF’s donation to anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant hate groups rose to over $19 million.

By far the biggest recipient of NCF donations is Alliance Defending Freedom, a large network of Christian extremist lawyers who have supported criminalizing homosexuality, sterilizing transgender people, and claimed that gay men are pedophiles. The group recently came out against congressional Democrats’ Equality Act, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.

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Reply America's Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups (Original post)
WhiskeyWulf Mar 2019 OP
mopinko Mar 2019 #1
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2019 #7
pazzyanne Mar 2019 #11
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2019 #2
alwaysinasnit Mar 2019 #6
dlk Mar 2019 #3
Charlie G Mar 2019 #15
jzola Mar 2019 #16
littlemissmartypants Mar 2019 #4
TNNurse Mar 2019 #5
LiberalFighter Mar 2019 #8
jzola Mar 2019 #17
Ramsey Barner Mar 2019 #9
flying_wahini Mar 2019 #10
AllaN01Bear Mar 2019 #12
UrbScotty Mar 2019 #21
yuiyoshida Mar 2019 #13
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2019 #14
Evolve Dammit Mar 2019 #18
Ligyron Mar 2019 #19
RKP5637 Mar 2019 #20

Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 05:48 PM

1. how the fuck are we subsidizing this shit?

 

damn.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:58 PM

7. My "frustrated" thoughts exactly. nt

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 07:26 PM

11. Exactly my feelings about this!

They are NOT a true Christian group and should not be allowed to run a agency that sends money to hate groups! I have often wondered about anti-abortion activism. It is bad enough when I thought it was being run by misguided volunteers, but to find out they are being subsidized by a christian group is unbelievable!

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 05:50 PM

2. Pretty much negates the definition of "Christian" and "Charity"

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:56 PM

6. If you put those two terms together it sounds like an oxymoron.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:43 PM

3. Perhaps Someone Should Ask them, "Who Would Jesus Hate"?

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Response to dlk (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:19 PM

15. Under the banner of a recognized religion

 

They can believe anything and we can not judge them

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Response to dlk (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:25 PM

16. That's easy---

Jesus hates any one that isn’t a white Protestant American.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:54 PM

4. Despicable. nt

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:56 PM

5. So really not Christian at all.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:59 PM

8. If they don't identify the "nonprofit" then they shouldn't receive tax deduction.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:26 PM

17. Exactly

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 07:16 PM

9. Love they neighbor

then sterilize them and throw them in jail.
Who would Jesus terrorize?

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 07:18 PM

10. We really need to tax churches.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 07:48 PM

12. christian in name only.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:59 PM

21. Yep. Nothing Christian about their hate.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:12 PM

13. Jesus Christ was never a NAZI ...

but these Evangelicals seem to want to Support a Nazi agenda... wtf?
They do know that Christ was a Jew, don't they? Maybe not.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:12 PM

14. Another means for Republicans to fund divisiveness.

Within my memories beginning with Nixon, it's always been divide and conquer, lie and deceive.

It's the only way they can win....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:33 PM

18. And always plenty of money to do so, from the "flock". They don't know/ don't care.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 09:02 PM

19. Time to stop giving religion special privileges

How is it they are somehow tax exempt? Millions in income and real estate taxes lost to that religion sham every year and the rest of us citizens have to make up the difference.

You are free to believe, preach and even act out some of the most ridiculous, hateful and atrocious nonsense as long as you do so under the guise of the Christian religion. Now, not if you are Muslim of course or you attempt to engage in some other un-WASPy-ish type behavior flying, oh say the banner of The Flying Spaghetti Monster or engage in certain Rastafarian like customs.

While statistics seem to show a downward trend in belonging to a church or going there - many of the ones still active seem to be getting bolder, crazier and more dangerous.

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Response to WhiskeyWulf (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:54 PM

20. Religion, often the greatest horror show on earth, filled with hatred. n/t

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