My brother in-law and his wife have started a new charity with the goal of ending poverty in their area of Florida. I really want to support them, because I think this is a very worthy goal. The thing is that they are born-again Christians and pastors of an Assembly of God church. This immediately makes me suspicious of ulterior motives, so I posted this message on their Facebook page:
This is great. But I hope it won’t be like the people in the news recently who got mad because volunteers gave out free food to the homeless on Thanksgiving without making them listen to a sermon first. I really have a problem with charities that claim to be about helping the poor but that are really about witnessing and trying to convert people. Charities should not be camouflage for missionary work.