What do Angelina Jolie, Bill Gates and Avril Lavigne have in common?
Answer: They’re all extremely wealthy individuals who have poured their riches into funding anti-life and anti-family organizations.
As the season of giving, Christmas is the time where charities witness great openhandedness from individual donors and philanthropic organizations.
Ironically, however, many charities that will benefit the most from the “spirit of giving” have little to do with the beautiful and sacred message of Christmas. In fact, many of them have made it their mission to do everything they can to undermine the true message of the Nativity by promoting the destruction of life and the family.
Sadly, these charities are often backed by some of the most popular, influential, and powerful people in the world, while true charities that defend the dignity and sanctity of life and the family are left in the cold by these wealthy elite.
A few months ago, LifeSiteNews reported that billionaire George Soros had announced his intention to donate $100 million to Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s largest proponents of homosexuality and abortion.
Well, Soros isn’t the only influential figure supporting this anti-life and anti-family organization. According to the website, Look to the Stars, which displays over 1,600 non-profits and the thousands of celebrities that give lots of money to them, Human Rights Watch is also backed by:
- Angelina Jolie
- Brad Pitt
- Rap artist. Kanye West
- And others
Another prominent “charity,” Amnesty International, who in 1997 declared that it was part of their policy to “support the decriminalization of abortion…and to defend women’s access to abortion”, is backed by dozens and dozens of high-profile celebrities including:
- Robin Williams
- Alan Rickman
- Avril Lavigne
- Green Day
- Chevy Chase
- Jennifer Lopez
- Keira Knightly
- John Cleese
- Joaquin Phoenix
- Richard Gere
- Al Pacino
- Nicolas Cage
- And many, many others
And then there is Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights organizations, which is funded by several Hollywood elites such as
- Anne Hathaway
- Sarah Jessica Parker
- Rosie O’Donnell
To date we at LifeSiteNews.com have received $50,000 this Christmas campaign, for which we are truly grateful. We still have $100,000 to go, however, to meet our goal.
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Of course, it’s not only the Hollywood celebrities who are backing these anti-life and anti-family organizations. According to Foundation Search, in 2009 alone, Bill Gates contributed over $2.7 billion to non-profits, many of which are devoted to population control.
So guess who you won’t find on Look to the Stars? Guess what sorts of charities are not listed as a major recipient of celebrity and elite giving?
The pro-life and pro-family cause has been shunned by the rich and famous. Nowhere on Look to the Stars will you find Human Life International, Americans United for Life, American Family Association, Population Research Institute, National Organization for Marriage, or LifeSiteNews.
Of course you are our champions. While you may not be a Hollywood superstar, or a millionaire or multi-billionaire, the sacrifices that you make for the pro-life and pro-family cause make up quite a bit for the lack of the support so far from the wealthy elite. For with you behind us, we know that we are backed by the power of love, truth, and prayer.
It calls to mind the story of the widow who put her last penny into the collection box in the temple while Jesus and his disciples were watching from afar. Jesus told his disciples that that small donation was worth more than all the donations of the rich who so ostentatiously gave of their abundance. He taught us that the heart-felt gifts of the humble and the poor have more power for good than all the opulent gifts of the well-to-do.
Again, we need you to be our champions.
But we also hope for at least some of the wealthy to become special champions.
Through your donation , however large or small, LifeSiteNews will be equipped to challenge and compete with these well-funded and too-often misguided organizations.
Because the work that we do is the work of God, we can be confident that He will multiply our comparatively miniscule budget so that we can stand in the gap and stop the advance of the massive anti-life and anti-family juggernauts.
To date, we have reached 1/3 of our necessary goal. 2/3 to go in 2 weeks. It is up to you, our readers.
Please contribute to our Christmas Campaign through a donation of $5, $50, $100, $1,000, even $5,000, $10,000 or more.
ANY AMOUNT is appreciated.
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And as our friends of life and family continue to support us, we promise to pray for those individuals who sincerely but misguidedly believe that they are accomplishing good by supporting corrupt charities as mentioned above.
Thank you for your support of LifeSiteNews.
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