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Question about sponsoring

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]thedemonprist)

So I'm having a bit of good fortune here lately, what with landing a new job. And I thought, you know what they say about good fortune, that it ought to be shared if possible. So I was wondering about one of those overseas sponsorship programs, the kind where you send in a bit of money and it covers a child's expenses (like schooling, or medical, or even all of 'em) for one year (or more), and maybe they even encourage a pen-pal correspondence between you and the person you're sponsoring. But the thing is, I know that many such organizations are religious-influenced, and while I don't have any problem with that per se, I'm very leery of sending my hard-earned money (seriously - before I had this job I was literally stone-broke without a single penny to my name) to an organization that's just going to use it for shoveling a particular Doctrine and Dogma down a kid's throat, if you know what I mean. (And I don't care what religion it is, if it's being force-fed to someone - especially if it's meant to inspire hatred and encourage persecution of others who are Not Your Kind - it's wrong.)

I was wondering if anyone knew of any particular sponsorship programs, religious-based or not, that are really good for donating to.

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From [info]ginmar's blog: A Sense of Perspective


In this post, [info]ginmar talks about the Christian persecution complex, and how it is becoming a bludgeon to spread the beliefs of a minority into the majority mainstream. Warning- Ginmar uses pithy and strong language, but she definitely gets the point across.

You know, for everyone who says that Christians are persecuted, I want you to go read [info]crevette's rant on the subject. A Christian judge has decided that he doesn't like what religion a couple are practicing, so he ordered them to stop. Why? It wasn't a bone of contention in the marriage: the couple are pagans, and while they're divorcing, that wasn't a source of discontent. To them.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I can see the arguments now. But they're sending the kid to Catholic school.

Yeah, Catholic school may be the only option, like Catholic hospitals are the only option for a lot of women.

Pay close attention. That is persecution. When somebody you don't even FUCKING KNOW can step into your life and tell you you have to live by their rules, then, yes, class, THEN YOU ARE BEING PERSECUTED. Do I need to spell it out any more?!Read more... )

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