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Christian Rescue Mission Bans Kansas Atheists From Volunteering at Thanksgiving

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A rescue mission in Kansas City has barred atheists from helping to feed the homeless for Thanksgiving this year, even though the group has volunteered the past two years.

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Roseann d (178)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:44 pm
That's the Christian spirit! Are they worried Atheists are going to pass out pamphlets or put attendees through deprogramming? I guess they don't want people to know Atheists are kind and charitable apparently.

Jeanne Young (19)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:52 pm
REAL Christian Charity at work - as demonstrated by some DEEPLY clueless humans\
Good thing there ARE folks who shine with the essence of Christian spirit in this world - - - All too easy to dismiss the whole thing w/o them

Kit B (276)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:53 pm

“Kansas City Rescue Mission has decided to use the meals they deliver as a chance to proselytize to its recipients by inserting religious literature into the meals,” the coalition noted. “They informed us that we ‘would not be a good fit’ (emphasis theirs) for volunteering with them, and declined to respond to any further inquiries.”

There ya go the spirit of giving and brotherhood, with a caveat, you get food with along with the endless droning on about a less than accepting group of would-be Christians. They will adopt a family for the holidays. What they do not know about being Christian would fill many shelves of a library. Why the fear of atheists? Afraid they too will force their beliefs? They have none to force, other than kindness for sake of helping another human in need. Can you spell hypocrite?

Kit B (276)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:56 pm

If you have not seen Bill Maher this week, his showed one of the new ideas from Evangelicals to use for tips in restaurants, it's a phony ten dollar bill with bible quotations on the back. Try spending that for food.

Mitchell D (104)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:02 pm
Receive food, but at the cost of being harassed! And the Evangelicals want to know why some people resent their religion. It's the wrong question, what is resented is the "Religion in your face" attitude!
Deluded imbeciles.
Tom Delay, once speaker of the House, "KNEW" that "the Rapture" was imminent, said so. Delusions 'R us!

Arielle S (313)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:05 pm
Just watched that Bill Maher and, as usual, wanted to hug him...he suggested putting that phony ten dollar bill into the collection plate. It would fit well with all the other phony crap some religious nuts come up with.

Vallee R (280)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:45 pm
If someone wants to help others - let them help

Birgit W (160)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:17 pm
This is real good Christian behaviour, isn't it. What do they preach in a Catholic church? "Like the hypocrites do."

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 1:48 am
Maybe they had enough volunteers this year and didn't need them, it doesn't say.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:37 am

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:45 am
Don't feed the hungry unless they pray. And they damned well better pray the same prayer you pray.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:50 am
TY Very Christian love only those that go to your church

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:58 am
Surely everyone should be able to volunteer? Shouldn't they?

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:29 am
Sounds a lot like the Salvation Army. What was it that Jesus allegedly said about the Gentile who does god's will and you the Jew do not? Yes, different times and different factions but the gist of that message is the same. Just swap atheist for Gentile and Christian for Jew and you get it, don't you?

vicky T (37)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:42 am
I don't know what god these folks are worshipping, but not sure jesus would approve of this!

Lona G (80)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:40 am
In the Christian Rescue Mission's thinking the atheists were only there for a free ride on THEIR charity. That's because these Christians do not share from the hear,t but for the good feeling it gives them when the poor and needy show their gratefulness. They don't want that to go to anyone else, especially not atheists. It's their opinion that If atheists want to be charitable, they need to do their own fund-raising and cooking and not piggy-back ride.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 4:27 pm
Certainly not a very Christian act! People who would like to volunteer should be able to do just that. I hope those volunteers turned down enjoy looking after a neighborhood family for the celebration.
Thank You Carrie.

. (0)
Friday January 3, 2014, 1:03 pm
I just love a true Christian spirit.
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