The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has awarded an atheist organization their annual “Ebenezer Award” for putting their secular agenda above all else – even kids who don’t have two dimes to rub together this Christmas.
The American Humanist Association spoiled the holidays this year by taking a Colorado public school to court, forcing them to withdraw from their participation in Operation Christmas Child – a nonprofit charity that encourages students to send care packages to poverty-stricken children around the world. These packages include basic hygienic products and school supplies for kids who have never seen a PlayStation in their lives…but they also include a little message about Jesus Christ.
Naturally, that’s a problem for the AHA.
“The American Humanist Association works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other non-religious Americans,” the AHA’s website says. “The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming philosophy of humanism, which — without beliefs in an gods or supernatural forces — encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.”
The humanist message apparently includes the maxim: It’s better not to give at all than to give in the name of Christ.
“These boxes are filled with school supplies and basic hygiene items,” said Becket Law’s Kristina Arriaga. “It’s heartbreaking enough that there are children who will receive nothing but a toothbrush for Christmas. The American Humanist Association would deny them even that?”
What good is a toothbrush if it comes tainted with the Gospel of Christ? Okay, so some poor kid in Africa gets a small toy this year instead of the usual nothing. For that, we’re going to risk exposing American children to a dangerous message of love and forgiveness? My God, can you imagine?
“We’re talking about school children putting together care packages for other children who are in need. If we can’t support that at Christmas, we are truly living in Scrooge’s world,” said Arriaga.
The AHA can talk about humanism and the separation of church and state and all of this high-minded crap, but here’s the effect they had back here in the thing we call reality: Fewer needy children will get a Christmas present this year. Strip away all the rhetoric and that’s what you’re left with.
When the people behind this organization realize that truth, they’ll see that no matter what they may believe about the afterlife, shame can create a special personal hell for you right here on earth.