Two reasons why Christians and conservatives should not donate to United Way

Well, it’s that time of year again, when corporations bully their employees into donating to the United Way. I thought it might be a good idea to urge all Bible-believing Christians to avoid donating to the United Way.  Please share this post if you agree with it!

Let’s start with abortion. The United Way gives TONS of money to fund abortion providers.

In 2008, United Way affiliates send $1.9 million to Planned Parenthood:

The national United Way does fund Planned Parenthood; their website states:

United Way funded programs through Planned Parenthood include community health maintenance, e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation and strengthening services, e.g. counseling and family life education.

Nationally in 2008, local United Ways distributed an estimated $1.9 million to Planned Parenthood agencies.

Any finances being donated to Planned Parenthood (even if not specifically for abortion services) will free up more of their money to be used toward abortion services.

In 2015, United Way sent $3 million to Planned Parenthood:

Last year, on the heels of shocking videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, a new expose’ from a group that monitors corporations that finance the abortion giant reveals the United Way is a major donor. That expose found United Way agencies giving $2 million to the abortion giant.

A new expose’ released this week shows that figure has increased to $3 million.

In 2016, United Way sent $3 million to Planned Parenthood:

Analysis of the most recent IRS Form 990 filings and other documentation found 62 United Way affiliates sent $2,756,799 to Planned Parenthood abortion organizations in tax year 2016. 2ndVote’s latest findings indicate an increase of $168,806 from the $2,590,994 United Way funneled to Planned Parenthood in 2015.

We’re living in a time when abortion rights involves such issues as sex-selection abortions, race-selection abortions, covering up statutory rapists, Democrat support for infanticide, attacking Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, selling the body parts of unborn babies, etc. I don’t think we can count on United Way to come down on the right side of these issues. We’re already being forced to fund abortions with our tax dollars, thanks to Democrats. I don’t think we should give any more money to abortion providers and their secular leftist allies.

That’s abortion. What about gay rights? We’ve seen a lot of pressure on traditional values coming from the secular left lately. They redefined marriage AGAIN to deprive children of their biological mothers or fathers. They’re pushing for the Equality Act, which would have huge religious liberty repercussions for Christians.

Texas attorney Maria Martinez explains on the American Thinker:

The Equality Act is more draconian that any state or city conversion therapy ban to date because it takes away the traditional constitutional exemption for religious freedom.  The act specifically states that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) may not be invoked as a defense, marking the first time in history that Congress has limited the reach of RFRA.  This means that it could become illegal for Christian pastors, churches, schools, and ministries to communicate a message that sexual orientation or gender identity can change.  The Equality Act is unprecedented in its overreach, impacting even adults who are willingly seeking counseling.

By contrast, therapy of any kind that pushes a person toward same-sex attraction or gender transition is not impacted by the law at all.

Banning counseling isn’t the only thing the Equality Act will do:

  • Parents could lose custody of their children if they decline to assist in their gender transition.  Parents in Ohio recently lost custody of their female child because they would not give her testosterone supplements to help her “transition” to look like a male.

  • Doctors and hospitals could be subject to lawsuits for refusing to perform so-called “sex change” surgeries.  In California and New Jersey, Catholic hospitals are already being sued for discrimination for refusing to perform these surgeries.

  • Battered women’s shelters could be required to admit members of the opposite sex.  In Anchorage, Alaska, a male who was refused access to a shelter for abused and trafficked women sued the shelter for “gender identity discrimination.”

  • Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies that believe that children do best with both a mother and a father could be forced to shut down.  This has already occurred in at least six states in this country.

I wonder what United Way thinks about attacks on Bible-believing Christians by LGBT activists? All I could find on the Facebook page of the national organization was this:

United Way is pro-gay-rights anti-marriage anti-religious liberty
Where does United Way stands on gay rights vs religious liberty?

I don’t find that very encouraging, do you? And this is not the only pro-LGBT image I found on United Way Facebook pages. By the way, I saved a copy of their Facebook page, in case it disappears.

As a Bible-believing Christian, maybe I would be better off giving money to an organization that protects religious liberty, like Alliance Defending Freedom. I understand that many people who call themselves Christians think that the United Way’s positions are compatible with the Bible. But not everyone who calls herself a Christian actually takes the Bible seriously. Especially when it interferes with their career advancement and peer approval. This is especially true of people who work in Human Resources.

Please, don’t give money to the United Way

You don’t HAVE to give money to the United Way, just because the godless progressives in your office try to bully you into it. Instead, why not send the money to the Life Training Institute, or Ratio Christi, or Alliance Defending Freedom? These are groups do operate on Bible-based principles. I do think that Christians need to be careful about who they donate their money to. It doesn’t make sense for Christians to get up and go to work and earn money, and then give it away to anti-Christian groups who want Christianity to disappear from American life. Paul talks about how God rewards those who give gifts to partner for the gospel in Philippians. Make sure that you are not wasting your money on anything less.

12 thoughts on “Two reasons why Christians and conservatives should not donate to United Way”

  1. I remember complaining about United Way and their tactics back in the 90’s at Compaq. If you mention PP they’d say how you can donate to other organizations within United Way. But money is fungible. If you gave to non-PP groups, they would just take some of the general money and give more to PP. Also, if a group has anything to do with child-killing then I want no part of them.

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    1. Yes. And the way they push it is likes cult, hounding you so they can get their 100% response rate that allows them to be named a socially conscious company. It’s sick. Their priorities are not my priorities.

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  2. I haven’t supported the United Way since they kicked the Boy Scouts to the curb over, of course, homosexuality. I will donate to Catholic Charities instead this year.

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  3. I have actually gone out of my way to ensure the United Way never received(s) a penny of my money, even indirectly. First, a former employer of mine used to hold “U.W. Kickoff” events which were really just public shaming and extortion gatherings. OOOH.. come get your free lunch and while you’re here, sign up for payroll deductions. Oh, can’t you just give a little more? Look at how much so and so is giving. I simply planned my workday so I would be nowhere near the offices at the appointed time. They would try to get to me afterwards, but I simply refused and told them I give directly to the charities of my choosing, and those organizations end up with 95% of my donated funds. Those charities are also inline with my political and ideological views (like NOT Planned Parenthood). In another instance, my sister’s employer (a big national company that shall remain nameless) was closing down part of a warehouse. They had a huge assortment of like new aluminum step ladders they were selling for real cheap. However, when I asked what they were doing with the money, she told me it was all going to the U.W. She was a big supporter of the U.W. and won awards from her employer for her rates of contribution and activism. I told her they can choke on their ladders.

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    1. Compliance with United Way and their other diversity and inclusion programs undoubtedly plays a role in career advancement. You’re a team player if you make their secular leftist religion a priority.

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  4. Thirty years ago, I was still an atheist, and a long way from Christ, but I got strong-armed by the company’s “collector of the dues” for United Way, who was just an engineer like most of the rest of us. He came up to me and asked me how much I was going to give that year. Not IF I was going to give, but how much. I had already been engaging in specific direction of my donations to mostly local charities because United Way was already funding “progressive” causes back then and I couldn’t stand that thought as a conservative atheist engineer.

    So when I got strong-armed, I declined on principle of not wanting to be strong-armed. I probably would have continued funding them if I had not been strong-armed, but once he did that, well, even an atheist knows that’s wrong. He came back a few times to harrass me some more, and to be honest, it almost came to blows. I definitely let him have it with the “language” that I was fluent in then but am not allowed to speak today. :-)

    Later, I learned that these company collectors get some sort of kickback or vacation or something if they meet certain levels of “collections.” I can’t recall if that was a United Way thing or a company thing or both, but it was a big scam that’s for sure. Fast forward to the mid 90’s (I think) and the national United Way Director was caught having had a slush fund and all sorts of houses, cars, boats, etc. You can be certain that I rubbed that in to the company’s United Way mobster! Oh yes, I had a field day and enjoyed every single minute of it too! (The memory still gives me much satisfaction.)

    I didn’t even know that United Way still existed. They shouldn’t. They are pure evil, even on the “morality” of an atheist.

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    1. It’s sick, and you would think that Christians would have some suspicion of secular “charities” at a worldview level, but the opportunity to virtue signal is so appealing to many.

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      1. Exactly right!

        Even a lot of the Christian ministries are compromised now. I have had to weed out 3 from my giving because they went full medical Marxist. But, usually the Christian legal organizations are still pretty solid because they are keeping front line warriors, like myself, out of jail, so they understand the cost of discipleship better. Be careful of even some of the Christian missionary organizations that have fallen away. I only know of one good one left, and it is not one most people have heard of

        There are rare cases where I will still fund a non-Christian charity, if they are stealing from God and running their charity like Christians should. One principle I like to go by now is to try to fund local ministries that I can see up close and know are doing the right thing.

        But, I cannot imagine ANY Christian funding United Way – yikes! That’s not even spiritual milk, more like polluted water.

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  5. Also…

    Cashier, “Would you like to round your purchase up to X to support Y?”

    Me, “No thank you, we research our charitable gifts to make sure that we are supporting organizations that match our values, and then we give in ways that reduce our tax burden because the government does not match our values.”

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