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Old 12-31-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Rick Warren Appeals For Donations

I don't know if this might have been mentioned elsewhere. I didn't keep up on any posts regarding the Ugandan execution of Gays law, but I thought it might be interesting to read some replies about another appeal for money by a well-known preacher (now that Orel Roberts has gone).

Rick Warren, Saddleback Church make ugent appeal for donations :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Religion
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I have a few questions about this post:

1. Why is "Gays" capitalized?

2. Is Uganda executing gays or are they ceasing gay laws?

3. If they are ceasing gay laws, is "gay" being used as a synonym for homosexuals or as a pejorative term?

4. Who cares if a church asks for more money? The YMCA asked me for more money when I walked in this morning and I've got about 15 letters from non-prof organizations on my desk right now. It's pretty standard.
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I capitalized Gay as in the Gay Community.

Uganda considers death sentence for gay sex in bill before parliament | World news | The Guardian

Did the organizations that asked you for money make national headlines by doing so?

I just find it odd that a mega church's donations are down due to the economy and unemployment, so their big response is to ask for more.
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"Execution of Gays Law" that's the noun.

Either you missed my joke about the gays or you didn't think it was funny. Either way I'm saddened.

If I'm reading the article that you posted correctly, they're asking for more money because they've increased spending to help those who have lost jobs. I've no problem with that. I wish more community organizations were stepping up and trying to lend a helping hand to families in crisis.

A friend of mine who was laid off a few months ago just told me that the church he attends has been helping him make up the difference in their budget. I think we'd all have a much better opinion of the church if they did more of that.
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Apparently it worked. I just read that since the appeal, the church has brought in 2.4 million.
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If I'm reading the article that you posted correctly, they're asking for more money because they've increased spending to help those who have lost jobs. I've no problem with that. I wish more community organizations were stepping up and trying to lend a helping hand to families in crisis.

A friend of mine who was laid off a few months ago just told me that the church he attends has been helping him make up the difference in their budget. I think we'd all have a much better opinion of the church if they did more of that.


I recall a church once passing the buckets and the pastor saying "put some in, but if you need some, feel free to take some out." I liked that.
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