Thou shalt not suffer a witch-toy to live. This means YOU, Harry Potter action figure!
It makes sense though...if they give it to some other agency, the "evil" toys are going to go to just as many kids. I like how they espouse Christian values, so toy guns are just peachy.
It's a point, yeah. :-D
But think of all the fun kids can have defacing them!
Just another case of the Salvation Army sucking. When I see the folks with bells and donation pots, I usually remain silent and just walk by. But when they ask me for a donation I tell them I don't donate money to anti-gay organizations. I know most of the volunteers are just trying to do a good thing, but why not bring it up when they start it?
I agree. I have usually just told them that I don't feel comfortable forcing people to be proselytized to before feeding them or giving them shelter. I generally just get a confused look back from the bell ringers. Do you feel they at least understand what you mean when you say "anti-gay organization" because I think I often just confuse them.
It's just like the Tea Party. Most members of any conservative organizations are sheep, ignorant about most of what the organization does and supports ... at least here in the US. You get some of that in liberal organizations, but I think our numbers are much better.
So maybe the confusion that I see is not because of multisyllabic words, but because they lack the knowledge of what they are supporting. I can see it that way too.
I just cannot think of a constructive way to engage that person. Then again, I am not sure why I feel so compelled to change that person's mind. Experience would tell me that it is not likely to be useful.
That's definitely the case with the Tea Party. They're funded by a billionaire who wants to push the country back to the right and get pro-corporate legislation passed. They just use the fundamentalist Christianity (which is contrary to the Libertarian ideals they claim to hold) to sell it to the mindless masses.
Engaging them is damned near impossible, since most of them are old and set in their ways or blinded by their religion. You have so many layers to strip away, before they'll accept that they're being manipulated.