Christian Pastor ‘We are second-class citizens now because we are people of faith.’
Church wants to donate money to Wounded Warrior Program. WWP denies them because they are a non-partisan organization and have chosen not to accept fundraising from companies with a product or message that is religious in nature.
Pastor Cooley said they were so shocked that the school secretary called Wounded Warrior to make sure there hadn’t been a mistake. He said a WWP representative assured her that ‘religious’ was indeed on their banned list.
‘We had to tell our children and parents we can’t give to the Wounded Warrior Project,’ Pastor Cooley told Fox News. ‘We are second-class citizens now because we are people of faith.’
So instead of finding some other way to donate money, e.g., Donating Anonymously. They took the low road by declaring they were second class citizens.
‘Our school is all about patriotism,’ she told Fox News. ‘We teach that our country was founded for religious freedom – and then to find out that we couldn’t even support the Wounded Warriors because we are Christians – it was hard to explain it to them.’
Odd, I didn’t see anything that said they were banned because they were Christians, in WWP’s statement.
Becky Sharp teaches sixth grade at Liberty Baptist Academy. She posted a message on the Wounded Warrior Facebook page noting here extreme disappointment. She said her students had already raised $400 – many of the boys and girls donated their lunch money.
‘I am deeply disappointed that an organization such as yours would reject money from American citizens who want to thank their soldiers for what they have done,’ she wrote.
The pastor said they have already returned donations that had been collected and will be looking for another veterans group to help
So the Moral of this story is, We don’t really care about helping a needy orginization, we just want to make sure we get our credit for helping.