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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? I posted what they shared on Facebook at the top of this post, and this is what I found on their Twitter:

United Way Twitter Gay Rights Pride Month LGBT
United Way Twitter Gay Rights Pride Month LGBT

I don’t find that very encouraging, do you?

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.

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

  1. Even as an atheist in the early 90’s, I figured out that these guys were no good whatsoever – just on conservative principles. I remember confronting the United Way office rep, who was a physicist, and he almost got physical with me! (Which would not have gone well for him, since I am a really big guy and was not a Christian at the time.)

    Turns out that the office reps for United Way got some sort of kickbacks for shaking down more money from their fellow employees. Then a few years later, I think around 1995, the national director for Communist Way got caught having embezzled huge amounts of money for mansions, cars, boats etc! I don’t recall the physicist ever apologizing to me, LOL.

    If an atheist can figure it out – long before the abortion and sodomy connections were well known – then Christians should be able to figure it out too.

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  2. You can add another reason for “adding layers of management doesn’t increase the efficacy of donated dollars”. United Way exists only to solicit money and decide in your place what is a good cause. All of their employees are sucking up the “charitable moneys”.

    All of our charitable donations are researched to ensure that they are good stewards and effectively doing things of which we approved. They are all also carefully documented to make them tax deductible because the government is not a good steward, effectively doing things of which we approve.

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    1. Agree 100%. And good you for doing research before giving.

      Its amazing to me that so many Christians, after already being taxed to pay the secular government, then turn around and give money to another secular group. We can do better than that with our earnings. Its ok to tell the secular left “no” when they ask for money. Just say no, and dont worry what they think of you.

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  3. I might add an extension:

    In the last number of years (I hate to admit I’m part of cancel culture, hehe) —

    It’s not just “to whatever charities that I deem wisely uses my money” — it’s also whatever companies and products I use.

    For instance, about 20 years ago, since I lived near a location, I got some spices from Penzey’s Spices. At that time, they were much more apolitical and focused on their products. Then I noticed they got more and more political: they applauded gender neutral marriage in Ireland. They were against any restraints for abortion. The founder and CEO even went on a tirade against a certain political party.

    Whether it’s giving money to questionable charities or doing business with businesses such as these, you’re giving them your hard earned money for their agenda.

    There’s even a passage in the Didache, considered second generation of Christian writings (Apostolic Fathers) — this is chapter 11:

    “Whosoever, therefore, comes and teaches you all these things that have been said before, receive him. But if the teacher himself turns and teaches another doctrine to the destruction of this, hear him not. But if he teaches so as to increase righteousness and the knowledge of the Lord, receive him as the Lord. But concerning the apostles and prophets, act according to the decree of the Gospel. Let every apostle who comes to you be received as the Lord.” (There’s some other material after this, but I suspect the evangelist was supposed to trust in the Lord and seek out hospitality of Christians.)

    In other words, Christians were supposed to be discerning. Don’t even give aid, don’t receive the person if the person isn’t doing truth.

    If a business is anti-Christian, I’m going to find an alternative.

    If a charity goes against my Christian worldview (like United Way), I’m not going to give them money.

    I would rather support my local church, ADF, Ratio Christi, Reasonable Faith, even certain staff workers I’ve vetted over the years.

    My now retired senior pastor semi-jokingly suggested you should seek out Christians who are highly competent in their respect crafts — and even pay them a slight premium for their expected excellent services to be rendered (and also so they can pay it forward) instead of seeking a discount.

    A rhetorical question you should ask your so called Christian friends who donate to things like United Way:

    “I know a particular cult. They have a charitable branch that is registered with Charity Navigator and only about 40% of their giving ends up actually ‘out in the field’ and helping others. This of course is way lower than a lot of other organizations. Thus about 60% of their money is given to administration and administrative salaries, meaning that their administrators are effectively parasites, moochers. Would you give money to this group?” (I anticipate the answer is no, so you should then follow it up with, ‘Okay, why then the United Way?’)

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    1. I really like how you’ve thought carefully about what early Christians did, and then applied it to your decision making. Your list of good places to send money is excellent.

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