Beloved fellow Catholics,
This is an email reply I sent to a conservative activist who is sending me, EVERY DAY, gut-wrenching, detailed, very long, each one of them freshly-composed, solicitations
for donations. I mean, every single day.
I hope I posted this in the right forum. I had to respond ((and no, any tiny donations I give these days are sacrificial, and from my funds, no longer on credit cards. I am working to rectify THAT great big mistake on my part )). I’m wondering if those of you who do support financially the proFamily movements, have certain proFamily groups who BOMBARD YOU daily with emails, rather than just the occasional or weekly appeal, like most send? This fellow (I didn’t name him, to be charitable) is really driving me nuts.
Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX, of the XXXXXX pro-family cause,
I don’t understand this. I just made a donation to you yesterday, and then a few days ago, too, and again a few days before that. I lost ALL my life savings during 2-1/2 years of hellish unemployment. I can only make small, $5 or $6 donations, and I can barely, really not, afford those.
Plus I have heavy credit card debt and thus lots of bills, which conservatives CONDEMN LOUDLY, such debt, as irresponsible spending. YOU KNOW HOW I GOT INTO MOST OF THAT DEBT, however?
BY SENDING MANY, MANY, MANY $25, $50, $100 and UP donations to groups like YOU, like the PRO-LIFE movement Groups (NRLC, ALL, Priests for Life, etc.), The Conservative Caucus, The Christian Coalition, the Traditional Values Coalition, Eagle Forum, the (formerly active) Catholic Alliance, the American Family Association, and the Republican This, Republican That and Republican the Other.
**SUPPORTING THE PRO-FAMILY movement is HOW I got into HUGE debt. ** THAT’s how. Because I kept getting appeals claiming that the groups were all about to collapse and die from lack of help.
((Which by the way turns out to be TRUE for most of them, except for the GOP itself)).
I felt I had a moral obligation to even risk heavy debt in these exceedingly wicked times to help fight the good fight, partly in a sort of reparation for my own past sins.
Then to find out that the vast majority of the **much-wealthier-than-I-am **MIDDLE TO UPPER MIDDLE CLASS pro-family conservatives aren’t giving ANY financial support to the proFamily causes? REALLY??? I know that these donation totals numbers
are true, and they don’t lie. Most, who CAN give SOMETHING, are giving nothing.
Then, frankly, to heck with them and their
“concerns.” I mean EVERY WORD OF THAT, too. If these folks making $50,000 a year and up, DOUBLE what I make, won’t give $25 bucks a year, each, to EACH Pro-Family Group, even when they CAN offer such help, then frankly they deserve to become subservient, FOREVER, to the Radical Left, who ARE funding THEIR causes.
They don’t want to help FUND the causes they believe in? Then they DESERVE to lose and lose permanently. I don’t want that to happen, but in any war, even a culture war, if you don’t support your side with TANGIBLE help and not just prayers ((as needful as prayers certainly ARE)), you are asking to lose.
I know, just from personal observation, that they have plenty of money, despite the recession, for beautiful late model cars, designer shoes, expensive make-up, costly salon hair-do’s, costly Sunday brunches, $5.00 and up every single day for STARBUCKS coffees, nice jewelry, costly colognes, designer clothes, expensive 400 and 600 and 800 thread count bed linens, KINDLES, Ipads, Ipods, SMART-phones, all kinds of gadgets that cost a lot of money, plus annual vacations, but when it comes to giving to their own causes, now cry the financial blues? In this HORRIBLE culture war where nobody can afford to stand on the sidelines, live the American dream, and merely offer prayers and vote correctly?
Not in these times. These are not normal times. ((CONTINUED JUST BELOW)