I almost forgot, hehehehehe don't forget Ted Haggard's mega church. The folks who were donating to his "Charity" aka MEGACHURCH hate spreader THOUGHT they were giving to a "charity" but I guess they found out they were actually giving to some methamphetamine dealer (speed, tweak, tina - an illicit drug) as well as a male prostitute that ol' Ted Haggard was "ministering" to. LOL. Oh yeah, Praise the Lord and pass that mirror and razor blade over here handsome" LOL. Gee whiz Ted, are your eyes spinning in opposite directions from the speed or has "spirit" taken over your body? Now Ted, I thought you wanted to "minister", not administer your lips to my Johnson. Now Teddy ol' boy, you better get back to your wife and church, their are millions of dollars to be swindled out of those idiots who believe you are holier than thou. LOL. No man is GOD. Believe in the spirit GOD gave you, not what some MAN tells you GOD wants.
Here's an interesting tidbit about RepubliCONS so-called charities:
In an effort to try to claim that they are more moral than atheists, religious believers sometimes argue that they give more to charity than atheists do. Their primary charity is their church, however, and just how "charitable" are such donations? How much of that money really goes to helping others who need help? That answer will vary from church to church, of course, but it's clear that with some churches hardly anything goes to the needy.
The hairdresser scrapes together $600 of her own money each month to keep up the program because the Prayer Palace – one of Canada's largest evangelical churches – stopped running it five years ago. Other charitable works, like a promised orphanage in Brazil, either dried up or never materialized.
Meanwhile, the three white pastors – Paul Melnichuk and his 40-year-old twin sons, Tim and Tom – lead lavish lives in contrast to the mainly working-class black families that make up the bulk of the church.
Between them, the pastors have amassed a real estate fortune worth about $12 million. Each owns a multi-million-dollar country estate north of Toronto (Tim's is worth as much #$%$5 million), they share a Florida vacation villa, and the pastors and their wives drive luxurious cars – among them a Porsche Cayenne SUV, a Lexus RX 330 SUV and a Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 convertible.
Congregants are largely unaware of the pastors' extravagant lifestyles.
Source: Toronto Star
This is just the tip of the iceberg — the full article details just how extensive the pastors' wealth is in comparison to the poverty of the congregation. I'm not suggesting that this is typical of all churches, but I do think that the elements which helped foster this situation are present in most or all churches. The biggest problem is simply the "faith" of the adherents that their money will be used for good; instead of exercising control over what happens, they surrender their money and faith to religious leaders who may or may not deserve such trust.
You don't normally find such "faith" in secular or public charities because they recognize the importance of careful oversight. This is rather ironic because Christian groups like to proclaim the fact that they know people are sinners whereas others pretend that humans are perfectible; in reality, many Christian groups act as though sin and temptation won't happen to them, their leaders, and their organizations. Secular groups that don't incorporate the notion of "sin" into their ideology or mission do make allowances for problems and make provisions to prevent them from happening.
Jim and Tammy Faye, screwed everyone over- Charity I guess? Jimmy Swaggart-screwed #$%$ and the church and then cried "I have sinned against you" and the sheep kept giving to his "Charity" I guess? Jerry Falwell, a chain smoker who died at almost 400 pounds, damn I guess you all didn't know your money was going for his lavish lifestyle and ciggys huh? Charity too? Yeah, ok, so you call give to "Charity" LOL LOL LOL. Oh yeah, and how'd the GOP CON church funded "abstinence" thing go???? Really, pregnancies went up huh? Oh, well, like all GOP CON endeavors, just keep repeating the same non working things over and over and over and over until they work. You know, like that "tax cuts for the rich create jobs" thing-yeah, we're still waiting on that one CONS. LOL LOL
Well if you consider CHURCHES a charity, that's true. Let's see, churches don't pay taxes, so all the rest of us taxpayers subsidize them with our taxes, so I guess we are all giving to churches even if they aren't ours. Then, the RepubliONS who give to these "churches" right it off as a tax deduction, so once again the rest of us taxpayers are subsidizing the donors as well as the churches. The churches in turn invest their "donatins" into building more churches and investing in more religious indoctrination in order to close the circle and keep the money flowing in. No taxes for the government to support the streets, highways, police, firefighters and all of the support needed to get the folks to church on time, yet they all reap the benefits because of the rest of us paying taxes.
Whether its volunteering time or donating money no one should ever question someone's giving, period. And if you are paid for the service you provide it's not charity, it's your chosen occupation.
Whoa there cowgirl, I never said my job was charity. I give to charities of my choosing as I'm sure you do. Your poster here insinuated that cons give more than libs but by your reasoning it doesn't matter. So I'm sure your next post will be to him, telling him just that. Yeah right. lmao!
This has been discussed many times on this mb. Contards typically have more money than libs, money is their only priority in life. While contards cut checks it is the libs that get into the trenches of charity and social work and actually do the hands on work. Contards cut a check and then assume they have purchased a condo in heaven. I know, I am a social worker and have NEVER met a fellow social worker that holds conservative views. So keep writing those checks so the real givers and followers of Jesus can continue to do His work. Cheers!