I promised to write a post about my aggravation with the Red Cross, but I have since decided that it is not the Red Cross that I am aggravated with. It is the mentality of the Church.
The Red Cross does not promote Jesus Christ. They are purposefully secular. I have a problem with that. The Red Cross can do whatever it wants, but so can I. And if I choose to do disaster relief, I will be certain that the cup of cold water given out will be done in Jesus’ name. Shouldn’t that be the focus of all Christians?
The Southern Baptists have the third largest relief agency in the United States. You probably will not hear that on the television, but it is true. If the Red Cross serves a hot meal, then it is most likely that a Southern Baptist volunteer cooked it. Why aren’t Christians investing more money into such Christian organizations?
I am afraid that the answer is that Christians would rather support a secular agency than a Christian one. If that is not the case, why do Christians give more to the secular than to the sacred? Why should the coffers of the Church be drained to pad the pocket of a secular organization when the Christian organization can do a better job? Why not direct those funds somewhere else? Why not organize your Church as a shelter, if you have the means? Why not support a Christian organization to support?
Have I been misinformed? Is it, or is it not the policy of the Red Cross that folks not speak about “God” while working for the Red Cross? If the answer is yes, then, thank you very much but I will find an alternate way to help the people. If the answer is yes, then they should seriously consider changing their name to the “Red Plus”. Also, I wonder if the Red Crescent has the same restrictions. Somehow, I doubt that is the case. Muslims probably would not stand such secularism.
I know that some of you out there like the Red Cross. So why do you support it over a Christian organization?
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